Cruises update: How long will cruises be suspended for? Full list here

Cruise lines have been suspended worldwide with future voyages being altered due to COVID-19. Back in January, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the coronavirus was a public health emergency. Then, in March the WHO declared that the outbreak was a worldwide pandemic. The cruise industry is just one of many travel industries that has been impacted by the virus.


  • Cruise: CDC extends ‘no-sail’ ban

Cruise liners throughout the world have been unable to dock as ports close and others bar ships from docking.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that all cruise ships with over 250 passengers and crew in US waters were issued a no-sail order.

The order will stay in place until coronavirus is no longer a public health emergency.

And the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) also updated its travel guidance, advising against all but essential travel abroad.

The move has seen cruise lines relax their cancellations policies and allow some passengers to cancel.

Here’s a full list of cruise lines and their suspension dates.

Adventure Canada

The cruise line has cancelled all scheduled 2020 voyages on its ship, Ocean Endeavour.


All operations have been cancelled until April 30, but this could be extended.

American Cruise Lines

This company has cancelled all voyages which are set to embark from March 14 until May 3 2020.


APT has cancelled all cruises until and including May 31, 2020, but all voyages to China will be cancelled until the end of June.


All 2020 Arctic cruises have been cancelled and two separate cruises which were set to embark on April 2 and April 25 have been rescheduled for 2021.

Avalon Waterways

All China operations will be suspended until June 2020 and all river cruises will be cancelled until April 30.


The cruise line will be denying access to guests who have certain medical conditions that are specified by the CDC.

This also includes people aged 70 or over unless they have a letter from a doctor.

And boarding will be denied for any person who has cared for a person, or had close contact with someone, with COVID-19.

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

The cruise line has cancelled all voyages set to embark to May 6.

Blue Lagoon Cruises

All cruises scheduled to depart until May 31 are cancelled.

Carnival Cruise Line

All Carnival cruises in North America have been suspended until May 11 2020.

However, Carnival Radiance cruises are cancelled until November 2 2020 and voyages on the Carnival Legend are cancelled until October 30 2020.

Voyages to Alaska are cancelled until June 30 2020 and Australian cruises will be cancelled until June 15 2020.

Celebrity Cruises

The company has cancelled all voyages until May 12, except for the Alaska and New England and Canada seasons, which are suspended up to the end of June.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

This cruise company has suspended all voyages until May 24 but cruises to Far East Asia have also been cancelled.

Crystal Cruises

All ocean, river and yacht journeys have been suspended until the end of May.

Cunard Line

All voyages will be cancelled until May 15 including the Queen Elizabeth’s season in Asia which will instead run in Australia.

Disney Cruise Line

All departures until April 28 are cancelled except Alaska sailings which will be postponed until early July.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

The company has ceased all voyages until May 23.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

The company will return to the seas ship by ship.

Heritage Expeditions

No one who has travelled to, visited or transited via airports in Iran, South Korea and China, including Hong Kong, Macau and any part of Italy will not be allowed on board.

Screening will be conducted for all people who have visited the US.

And boarding will be denied for any persons who has cared for a person or had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Holland America Line

All journeys have been paused until May 14.

MSC Cruises

A full list can be found on their website but all cruises have been suspended until May 29.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line has suspended voyages until May 14 and plans to resume cruising May 15.

Oceania Cruises

All cruises to Asia have been cancelled until June 2020 but refunds and credit are available.

All other voyages have been cancelled until May 10 with voyages beginning May 11.

Certain ships will vary.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises has temporarily suspended operations until May 15.

The Arcadia is currently returning to the UK.

Princess Cruises

The cruise line paused global operations for 60 days on March 12 with voyages in Australia suspended until June 15.

Regent Seven Seas

Regent has suspended its global cruise operations until May 11.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has stopped any voyages until May 11.


Seabourn suspended global operations until May 14 but a full list is on their website.

Viking Cruises

Viking has cancelled all river and ocean cruises through June 30, 2020.

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