All large cruise companies announced they would suspend operations to and from USA ports for 30 days due to the COVID pandemic, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) announced on Friday, March 13.
The shutdowns, coming after 2 months of altered itineraries, port closures, and cancelled cruises, are part of the industry's efforts to curb the spread of the virus and to keep passengers, crew members, and communities safe.
The cruise lines suspending operations include:
- AIDA Cruises suspended all operations through April
- AmaWaterways suspended the operations of its river fleet and cancelled all Europe cruises through April 26
- AQSC-American Queen Steamboat Company suspended sailings of all vessels and will resume departures on April 12
- Avalon Waterways suspended sailings through April 30
- Azamara Cruises cancelled all sailings scheduled to depart from a United States port for 30 days
- Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line cancelled all sailings scheduled to depart between March 15-April 8 on Grand Celebration through April 10
- Carnival Cruise Line suspended operations across its fleet based in North America through April 9
- Celebrity Cruises cancelled any sailings scheduled to depart from a United States port for 30 days
- Celestyal Cruises suspended all cruise operations through May 1
- Costa Cruises suspended cruise operations through April 3
- Cruise and Maritime Voyages suspended all cruise operations through April 24.
- Crystal Cruises cancelled sailings on Crystal Serenity through April 21 and Crystal Symphony through May 8
- Cunard suspended North American departures from March 14 through April 11
- Disney Cruises cancelled all new departures from March 14 through April 12
- Fred Olsen suspended all sailings through May 23
- Holland America Line suspended all departures through April 14 and is shortening a number of long cruises
- Marella Cruises cancelled all departures through March 28
- MSC Cruises suspended all US-based cruise operations through April 30
- Norwegian Cruise Line suspended operations through April 11
- Oceania Cruises suspended cruise operations through April 11
- Paul Gauguin suspended all calls in French Polynesia through April 11
- Princess Cruises suspended operations through May 10
- RSSC-Regent Seven Seas suspended cruise operations through April 11
- Royal Caribbean cancelled sailings scheduled to depart from US ports for the next thirty days
- Saga Cruises suspended operations through May 1
- Seabourn suspended global operations for thirty days, beginning March 14
- Scenic Group, including Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours suspended all river cruise operations through April 30
- Silversea cancelled all sailings scheduled to depart from US ports over the next 30 days
- Uniworld River Cruises suspended all European sailings through April 23
- Viking Cruises suspended all ocean and river cruises through April 30
- Virgin Voyages postponed the launch of its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, until July 15
- Windstar suspended all sailings embarking March 14-April 30.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.