Here’s a list of the latest cruise line updates


When will cruise lines return to service? Here are all the latest updates

AMAWATERWAYS


UPDATED MAY 25, 2021: AmaWaterways is scheduled to resume operations on July 3, 2021. Sailing dates for July 2021 currently on the calendar are as follows: July 3, AmaDoura, Portugal; July 21 AmaMagna, Danube; July 22, AmaKristina, Rhône; July 22, AmaLyra, Seine; July 27, AmaVida, Portugal and Spain; July 29, AmaDolce, Bordeaux; July 29, AmaSiena, Rhine. More dates including sailings in August and September, and information about future cruise credits, is at https://www.amawaterways.ca/travel-updates.


AVALON WATERWAYS


UPDATED APRIL 28, 2021: Avalon Waterways has suspended operations through May 31, 2021. Effective April 2021 travellers will be required to offer Globus family of brands’ personnel one of the following printed and/or digital verifications upon arrival:

. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel; or

. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (NAAT/PCR or antigen) result within 72 hours of travel; or

. Proof of recovery from a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis within 3 months of travel

For more information about cancellations see https://www.avalonwaterways.ca/travel-update/. For more information about Avalon’s Peace of Mind Travel Plan and Avalon Assurance program see https://www.avalonwaterways.ca/avalon-assurance/.


AZAMARA


UPDATED APRIL 28, 2021: Azamara plans to resume operations with a series of Greece voyages beginning Aug. 28 2021. Bookings will open May 11 for fully vaccinated guests. Previously Azamara had extended its suspension of global operations for all sailings departing on or before June 30, 2021. Passengers impacted by Azamara’s cancellations can choose between a 125% Future Cruise Credit or a refund. More details are at https://www.azamara.com/en-ca/cruising-suspension.


BAHAMAS PARADISE CRUISE LINE


UPDATED APRIL 12, 2021: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has relaunched its website and booking capability amid plans to set sail again on July 2, 2021 when Grand Classica returns to the Bahamas. The company’s website is bahamasparadisecruise.com.


CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE


UPDATED FEB. 25, 2021: Carnival has extended its pause in operations from U.S. ports from April 30, 2021 to May 31, 2021. A date for the resumption of operations from U.S. ports has not yet been determined.

Earlier in February, Carnival began providing more flexible options for guests booked into early summer so that they could cancel their reservation without penalty if they needed or wanted to make other plans. As it has done throughout the pause, Carnival is providing guests on cruises cancelled the choice of a future cruise credit plus onboard credit package, or a full refund.

Carnival’s latest updates are here.


CELEBRITY CRUISES


UPDATED MAY 28, 2021: Celebrity Cruises will be the first cruise line to deploy a ship from U.S. waters in more than a year. Celebrity Edge, which has met all CDC requirements and standards, will depart Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on June 26 on a seven-night Caribbean cruise.

Celebrity Millennium will homeport in St. Maarten starting June 5, 2021. New seven-night Caribbean itineraries will depart through August 2021. Adult guests will also need to be vaccinated while children under the age of 18 will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of embarkation.

Other than that Celebrity Cruises has extended the suspension of sailings through May 31, 2021. More details are at https://www.celebritycruises.com/travel-alert/voluntary-suspension-of-cruising.


CELESTYAL CRUISES


UPDATED MARCH 15, 2021: Celestyal Cruises is hoping to restart operations on May 29, 2021. Guests currently booked on the cancelled late April 2021 through May 2021 voyages will have the option to receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the amount paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 20% of the actual cruise fare paid. Plus, Celestyal has announced that it will allow guests currently holding FCCs as well as those about to receive FCCs as a result of the new recommencement date the chance to apply their FCC towards Celestyal’s soon-to-be-announced 2023 itineraries, in addition to 2021 and 2022 itineraries. For more details click here.


COSTA CRUISES


Costa Cruises’ current potential restart dates are May 28, 2021 for Costa Pacifica; May 29, 2021 for Costa Magica and Costa Deliziosa; May 30, 2021 for Costa Firenze; June 1, 2021 for Costa Smeralda; June 4, 2021 for Costa Diadema; June 5, 2021 for Costa Fortuna; June 6, 2021 for Costa Favolosa and Costa Luminosa; June 7, 2021 for Costa Fascinosa; and Dec. 26, 2021 for Costa Toscana. FCCs are available. More information is at https://www.costacruises.com/cruising-soon.html.


CROISIEUROPE


CroisiEurope has flexible terms and conditions for cancelled cruises March 1 – April 30, 2021. For details see here.


CRYSTAL CRUISES


UPDATED MAY 31, 2021: Details about cancellations for Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Yacht Cruises are available at https://www.crystalcruises.com/advisory-alerts/voyage-cancellations. Crystal announced in Feb. 2021 that it will now require all guests to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their Crystal cruise. Guests will need to provide proof of vaccination before embarkation and must have received both doses of the vaccine if recommended by the manufacturer by that timeline. Crystal will also be the first ocean-going cruise line to restart cruises in the Americas, with new all-Bahamian 7-night cruise itineraries onboard Crystal Serenity, starting July 3, 2021. Crystal River Cruises has confirmed that plans are underway to resume Europe operations starting Aug. 29, 2021.


CUNARD


UPDATED MARCH 11, 2021: Cunard is extending its pause in operations until Oct. 11, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth sailings (including summer Mediterranean fly-cruise season); until Nov. 12, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 sailings; and until Aug. 27, 2021 for Queen Victoria sailings. Guests with bookings impacted by the cancellations will see their guest account credited with a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) worth an additional 25% on top of monies paid to date on their booking, which they may redeem against any voyage on sale now or on any new voyage that Cunard introduces in the future. Guests have until Dec. 31, 2021 to use the FCC on a new booking.See https://www.cunard.com/en-us/contact-us/travel-health-advisories.


DISNEY CRUISE LINE


UPDATED FEB. 24, 2021: Disney Cruise Line has extended suspension of all departures through May 2021, and Disney Magic sailings through August 10. Disney Cruise Line is also evaluating various options for the Disney Wonder’s scheduled season in Alaska, in light of the Canadian government’s announcement that they will not allow ships with more than 100 passengers to dock in any Canadian port until February 28, 2022. Once a decision is made, the cruise line will reach out to guests booked on these sailings. For questions about all DCL sailings, passengers who booked their reservation through a travel agent to contact their agent directly with any questions. Passengers who booked directly with Disney Cruise Line and have questions after receiving their email should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797. More details are at https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/guest-services/advisory/.


HOLLAND AMERICA LINE


UPDATED MAY 25, 2021: Bookings are open for 10 Saturday departures that will operate from July 24 through Oct. 2, to Alaska on Holland Am