What cruise lines are open?

Expected reopening date for the Saida Cruises cruise line. Carnival Cruise Line now allows unvaccinated passengers to disembark. Carnival Cruise Line updated its protocols for unvaccinated passengers, now allowing them to disembark. However, several destinations still don't allow unvaccinated travelers, including San Juan, Grand Cayman, St.

Cruise lines gradually eased restrictions earlier this year. Beginning March 11, masks are optional for the interior spaces of Disney Cruise Line ships, except at the Walt Disney Theater. On March 1, Carnival Cruise Line similarly changed its safety regulations; Norwegian Cruise Line also lifted its mandate to wear masks on board on March 1 and passengers no longer have to be tested for Covid-19 before sailing. Masks are optional for most indoor spaces.

Passengers over 2 years old must still wear a face covering while at the Walt Disney Theater. Disney Cruise Line resumed service in August. DisneyFantasy and DisneyMagic have resumed browsing from Port Canaveral and Miami, respectively. Celebrity Cruises this month became the first major cruise line to operate a sailboat in the Caribbean since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and several other major lines, including Royal Caribbean, are also about to start again in the Caribbean.

American Cruise Lines resumed intra-coastal waterway cruises in Georgia and South Carolina on March 13 with a ship, the Independence for 100 passengers, and has since added trips on the Mississippi River and several other U.S. UU. Almost all 13 ships on the line have returned to operation. Carnival Cruise Line plans to restart cruises from Galveston, Texas, in July with two ships, the Carnival Vista (starting in July) and the Carnival Breeze (starting July 1).

The line has also announced plans to resume cruises to Alaska from Seattle on July 27 with the Carnival Miracle and expects to resume cruises. He will also be leaving Miami with the Carnival Horizon in July. Four more Carnival ships, including the new Mardi Gras, will start sailing between July 31 and the end of August. MSC Cruises has resumed its departures outside Italy with two ships and departures from the United Kingdom.

It plans to resume sailing in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe with seven more ships by August. Tauck plans to resume some maritime cruise itineraries focusing on Iceland and Greece in June and July. European river cruises to resume in August with departures in France and Portugal. The company expects to resume navigation on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers in early autumn.

Viking in May started in United Kingdom, United Kingdom. It also recently restarted a handful of “welcome” trips from Bermuda and plans to add cruises to Iceland and the Mediterranean in July. Apart from that, the line has canceled all previously announced trips until the end of July. Cruises on the line's French channels will resume on July 2 and its maritime cruises along the Croatian coast and around Corsica will resume in June and July, respectively.

The original 30-day suspension of cruise operations by the British cruise line was not feasible due to the current global crisis. Virgin Voyages has not yet started regular cruises with its first and currently only Scarlet Lady cruise ship. Serenade of the Seas will begin sailing to Alaska in July and Ovation of the Seas will begin sailing to Alaska in August, both from Seattle, Washington. Even more good news for the cruise industry, as President Biden signed the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act on May 25, and this now means that cruise lines can resume operations from Seattle, Washington to Alaska temporarily without needing to visit Canada.

The British-based cruise line became the first in the world to announce that all guests must be vaccinated before traveling. In addition, the luxury cruise line extended its suspension until May for maritime cruises and longer for other types of vessels. Crystal Cruises plans to resume cruises on July 3 with one of its two largest ocean ships, Crystal Serenity, which will sail from Nassau, in the Bahamas, on trips to all of the Bahamas. Norwegian Cruise Line is still planning to return to operations in August from Florida, but parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings recently filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state's vaccine passport ban.

The two largest cruise lines, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, have already restarted with a limited number of ships from the U.S. Department of Justice, as the situation there is advancing rapidly. American Cruise Lines resumed inland waterway cruises in Georgia and South Carolina on March 13 with one ship, the 100-passenger Independence, and has since added trips on the Mississippi River and several other U. Scenic Luxury Cruises %26 Tours plans to resume river cruises in Europe on July 30 with departures on the Douro River in Portugal.

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