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Cruise Lines Expand Sailing Suspensions Following CDC's No Sail Order Extension

Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are among the companies that have readjusted their schedules.


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Updated October 6, 2020. Major cruise operators, including Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International, have pushed back their restart dates and updated their future sailing schedules following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extension of its No Sail Order in U.S. waters through Oct. 31. 

The current order had been set to expire at the end of September, which represented an extension of the previous July 24 deadline. Now, cruise lines have again updated their dates based on this latest extension. Below is the latest scheduling information. For further details, contact the operators directly. 

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival has paused service and has cancelled many of its scheduled 2020 sailings.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line announced the cancellation of its remaining Europe and Alaska sailings for 2020. The cruise line has also cancelled its 2020 Europe sailings, including the 10-night trans-Atlantic repositioning cruise. .

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said all three of its brands would extend its operations suspension through Nov. 30, 2020.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean has suspended sailing of its global fleet through Oct. 31.  Additionally, the company has cancelled European & Transatlantic sailings through the end of November 2020, Australia sailings through December 31st, 2020 and Odyssey of the Seas sailings from November 5th, 2020 through April 17th, 2021.

Princess Cruises 

Princess Cruises, which suspended fleet operations through the spring and summer, has not released a formal suspension extension but has posted the following statement on its website: "We are currently assessing enhanced health and safety protocols in light of COVID-19 and how they may impact our future offerings. Our actual offerings may vary from what is displayed or described here. Stay updated on current Travel Advisories and Health & Safety protocols.

Virgin Voyages

in June, the new cruise line postponed the maiden sailing of the 2,700-passenger Scarlet Lady until Oct. 16, 2020. At press time, a new date had not been released. According to Virgin's website, the first sail date that can be booked is Dec. 2, 2020.