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 suspended all operations through April
- AmaWaterways suspended the operations of its river fleet and canceled 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 canceled all sailings scheduled to depart from a United States port for 30 days
- Bahamas Paradise canceled all sailings scheduled to depart between March 15-April 8 on Grand Celebration through April 10
- CCL-Carnival suspended operations across its fleet based in North America through April 9
- Celebrity canceled any sailings scheduled to depart from a United States port for 30 days
- Celestyal suspended all cruise operations through May 1
- Costa suspended cruise operations through April 3
- Cruise and Maritime Voyages/CMV suspended all cruise operations through April 24.
- Crystal canceled sailings on Crystal Serenity through April 21 and Crystal Symphony through May 8
- Cunard suspended North American departures from March 14 through April 11
- DCL-Disney canceled 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 UK canceled all departures through March 28
- MSC suspended all US-based cruise operations through April 30
- NCL-Norwegian suspended operations through April 11
- Oceania suspended cruise operations through April 11
- Paul Gauguin suspended all calls in French Polynesia through April 11
- Princess suspended operations through May 10
- RSSC-Regent Seven Seas suspended cruise operations through April 11
- RCI-Royal Caribbean canceled sailings scheduled to depart from US ports for the next thirty days
- Saga UK suspended operations through May 1
- Seabourn suspended global operations for thirty days, beginning March 14
- Scenic Group, including Emerald and Scenic suspended all river cruise operations through April 30
- Silversea canceled all sailings scheduled to depart from US ports over the next 30 days
- Uniworld suspended all European sailings through April 23
- Viking 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.