Which Cruise Lines Have Cancelled Cruises Due To Coronavirus
We have been keeping you as updated a we can, and advising on how to keep safe on your cruise, however this crazy situation seems to be escalating to epic proportions. Of course any seasoned cruiser will know that Cruise ships are clean environments, cruise lines work hard to maintain those standards and also passenger safety. Thus many have made monumental decisions to cancel cruises. However Coronavirus Cruise Line Cancellations are now being announced.
Here Is The Full List Of Coronavirus Cruise Line Cancellations
We will update you as and when we get more information.
Aida all cruises until early April 2020.
AmaWaterways Delayed the start of its European season until April 26 and is suspending Mekong river cruises.
Avalon Waterways Suspended sailings across all destinations until April 30.
Carnival Cruise Line will suspend sailing operations to and from U.S. ports for 30 days.
Celebrity Cruises is globally suspending all cruise operations until 11th April
Celestyal Cruises All cruise operations suspended until May 1.
Crystal Cruises Suspended Crystal Serenity sailings until April 21 and Crystal Symphony sailings until May 8.
Cunard Line In light of the COVID-19 situation and the increasing restrictions imposed on global travel, guests were not permitted to embark Queen Mary 2 in Fremantle. In addition, Queen Elizabeth’s voyage from Sydney on 15 March is cancelled.
Costa Cruises Suspended sailings until April 3.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages suspended all cruises until 24 April.
Disney Cruise Line From March 14 until March 31.
Emerald Waterways until April 30th
Fred Olsen Cruise Line until May 23rd
Marella Cruises all sailings due to travel between 14th and 28th March 2020
MSC Cruises temporarily stopping all cruise operations. MSC has already also halted ship operations across all areas considered as high risk for the virus, in the Mediterranean, the Gulf and Asia. Ships still in operations in Caribbean, South America and South Africa will also end their operations at the end of their current itineraries.
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cancelled between March 13 and April 11, 2020
Oceania Cruises cancelled between March 13 and April 11, 2020,
P&O Cruises Arcadia is now making her way to South Africa, calling at Durban on Sunday 22 March, before an overnight stop in Cape Town on Wednesday 25 March. Arcadia will sail from Cape Town on Thursday 26 March and proceed towards Southampton, due to arrive on Sunday 12 April.
Guests who were due to disembark in Dubai on 24 March will disembark in Cape Town on 25 March. All other guests may stay onboard to Southampton, or they may choose to disembark in Cape Town on 25 March. In all instances, P&O Cruises will arrange and cover the cost of repatriation flights.
Guests due to join in Dubai will unfortunately no longer be able to join the ship.
Guests who were due to fly to Barbados today (14 March) have been advised of the cancellation of the current cruise. Guests on board Britannia will be able to stay on board to return back to the UK or fly back from Barbados. We are very sorry for the short notice of the cancellation which was unavoidable due to the global Covid-19 situation and the latest restrictions.
Paul Gauguin Cruises Paused all cruise calls in French Polynesia until April 11.
Princess Cruises All fleet operations suspended until May 10.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cancelled between March 13 and April 11, 2020
Royal Caribbean has cancelled March sailings on Jewel of the Seas and all sailings on Quantum of the Seas until May. Plus suspending cruising in the United States for 30 days. Cruises that depart US ports before midnight tonight and international cruises will operate their scheduled itineraries. US ships already at sea will finish their itineraries as planned.
Saga Suspended cruise operations until May 1.
Scenic Cruises and Tours until April 30th
Seabourn will voluntarily pause global operations of its five cruise ships for 30 days, starting March 14
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Suspended all European itineraries until April 23.
Viking Cruises Suspended all ocean and river cruises until April 30.
Virgin Voyages Postponed the launch of Scarlet Lady until July 15.
Windstar Cruises Paused all operations from March 14 through to April 30.
Do you know of any other Coronavirus cruise cancellation policies? let us know.
Coronavirus Cruise Line Cancellations, What Happens If My Cruise Is Cancelled Due to Coronavirus?
Start by checking the cruise lines website and your inbox for information. The advice from many cruise lines is don’t phone, lines are at breaking point.
Alternatively check the facebook or twitter profile of the cruise line, they are all sharing a lot of information there.
Remember all cruise lines are offering the chance to move your cruise or get a refund as follows.
AmaWaterways are offering a future cruise credit of 115% of the value of any money paid or a full refund. The cruise credit also is applicable on all Europe or Mekong sailings before the end of Dec 22.
Celebrity Cruises For impacted sailings, compensation of 125% Future Cruise Credit will be processed automatically. Future Cruise Credit is good through end of 2021. It is not necessary to call unless you’d like a 100% refund.
Celestyal are offering the choice of either a Future Cruise Credit worth 120% of original booking or a refund of the original amount paid.
Carnival Cruises cancellation policy here.
Marella Cruises all customers affected will be proactively notified and automatically issued a full refund.
MSC are offering guests who are forced to cancel their cruise because of government travel restrictions will receive a voucher to the same value of their cancelled cruise. This can be used for any future sailing departing before the end of 2021. Plus €100 obc per cabin for cruises cancelled up to 6 nights and €200 for cruises of 7 nights or longer.
NCL , Oceania and Regent are offering a 125% refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit. Which can be applied toward any cruise until December 31, 2022. Alternatively, guests can choose a 100% refund.
P&O Cruises guests of cancelled cruises automatically receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit for use on a P&O Cruises voyage departing before the end of March 2022.
Princess Cruises is offering guests the chanced to transfer the price of their cancelled cruise to a future cruise of their choice. Princess will also add a future cruise credit benefit which can be applied to the cruise fare or obc. If the future cruise credit is not an option, guests will be able to complete an online form to request a cash refund.
Saga is offering an additional future cruise credit of 25% to anyone who reschedules their cruise to a future date. Or guests can take a voucher for this amount to be redeemed against any future Saga Ocean Cruise this will last for 2 years. Alternatively Saga will refund the original amount paid for the cruise when the voucher expires.
Seabourn guests on impacted voyages will receive a 125% refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any future cruise through December 31, 2021. For guests who do not opt to choose the 125% future cruise credit, a 100% refund of the fare paid will be reimbursed to the original form of payment. Guests and their travel advisors will be sent communications on how to manage cancellations and desired compensation. Information and instructions for requesting a refund will be available online at Seabourn.com.
Silversea is offering a 25% Future Cruise Credit to all booked guests who choose to keep their bookings.
Viking are offering either a Future Cruise Voucher valued at 125% of all money paid or a refund equal to the amount paid. Guests will have 24 months to use their Future Cruise Voucher and make a new reservation on any river, ocean or expedition cruise.
Virgin Cruises are offering a future cruise credit for double what they originally paid, as well as onboard credit up to $500, depending on the cabin category booked, thus must be booked before June 30, 2020.
What Can I Do To Help? Don’t Ditch The Cruise Industry
Start planning for next year, cruising is a wonderful way to travel and the way cruise lines like Princess have dealt with this situation. Or how MSC have set up a temporary hospital in Italy shows this really is an industry who cares.