Cruise holidays: Full list of when major cruise lines are restarting cruises 2020 & 2021

Cruise holidays have been on hold for months as a result of the pandemic. Cruises were cancelled left, right and centre as multiple countries banned sailings during the coronavirus crisis. However, as the world begins to recover, some cruise lines are restarting operations in the coming months.

This is when the major cruise lines will be returning to the waterways of the world.

Carnival Cruise

Restart date: November 1

All Carnival Australia cruises are suspended until December 3.

Carnival Radiance and Mardi Gras are both delayed until 2021.

Celebrity Cruises

Restart date: November 1

All Celebrity Cruises sailings through October 31 have been cancelled.


Cunard’s restart dates depend on the cruise ship.

Queen Elizabeth: March 25, 2021

Queen Mary 2: April 18, 2021

Queen Victoria: May 16, 2021

Disney Cruise Line

The same applies to Disney

Disney Magic: November 12

Disney Wonder: November 20

Disney Dream: November 13

Disney Fantasy: November 2


Fred.Olson cruises are also dependent on the vessel.

Balmoral: December 17, 2020

Black Watch (aboard Bolette/Borealis): January 6, 2021

Braemar: April 1, 2021

Boudicca (aboard Bolette/Borealis): March 25, 2021

2021 World Cruise Segments: Cancelled to March 11, 2021

Marella Cruises

Restart date: November 16

MSC Cruises

Restart date: August 16 aboard MSC Grandiosa for EU-residents only.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Restart date: November 1

P&O Cruises

Restart date:  November 13

Princess Cruises

Most cruises plus Alaskan cruise tours due to restart December 15, Australia and New Zealand cruises, December 12

Royal Caribbean

Restart date: November 1

All Royal Caribbean Alaska, Canada and New England, transatlantic and Bermuda itineraries cancelled for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Saga Cruises

Restart date: September 1

Viking Cruises

Restart date: January 1, 2021

Virgin Voyages

Restart date: November 1

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