It’s been almost 10 months since cruise lines have had cruise ships depart from U.S. ports for cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas. When will cruises resume is the million dollar question for 2021.
Cruise lines are working with the CDC on a safe path towards resuming cruises. While many were hoping to start back up in late 2020, all cruises have been canceled through the end of February 2021.
Here is an updated schedule for each cruise line and when they plan on resuming cruises from U.S. ports. It is important to note that this schedule can and will likely change due to the fluid health pandemic.
Azamara – March 21
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – No date given
Carnival Cruise Line – March 1
Celebrity Cruises – March 1
Cunard Line – May 17
Disney Cruise Line – April 2
Holland America Line – April 1
MSC Cruises – March 4
Norwegian Cruise Line – April 2
Oceania Cruises – April 1
Princess Cruises – April 1
Regent Seven Seas Cruises – April 1
Royal Caribbean – March 1
Seabourn – April 1
Silversea Cruises – April 2
Viking Ocean and River – April 1
Virgin Voyages – May 9
When cruise lines do resume service, it will be on select cruise ships and not all at once. They will sail at reduced capacity and from homeports in Florida.
A handful of cruise lines have resumed sailings on a couple cruise ships in the Mediterranean and out of Singapore.
Cruise lines will be able to resume sailings out of U.S. ports when they receive approval from the CDC.