With vaccination progress and Covid-19 cases decreasing in several countries, the cruise industry is about to restart.
Several cruise lines have announced that they would resume their cruises to Alaska following the approval of the law allowing cruise lines to travel to Alaska without stopping in Canada.
In the United Kingdom, cruises exclusively for residents have also begun.
Iceland, Greece, Israel, the Scandinavian countries and some European countries have also established a timetable for the cruises to restart.
Cruise lines have established control and prevention measures and will require traveler’s to be fully vaccinated to travel on their vessels.
Here’s a roundup of recent announcements made by cruise lines.
MCS was the first cruise line to resume its European cruises aboard the MSC Grandiosa. Recently, MSC resumed its cruises from the UK for residents only. MSC has announced the resumption of several departures in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway will make 11-day trips to the Mediterranean and the Greek islands from Rome and Barcelona.
Royal Caribbean will resume cruises from the Bahamas in June on the Adventure of the Seas. Departures will be from Nassau and the itinerary will include Cozumel, Grand Bahamas Island and CocoCay. In November, cruises will resume from Florida and Los Angeles.
Celebrity resumes Caribbean cruises from St-Maarten in June (Millennium) and cruises to the Greek islands in July from Athens (Apex). Departures to Galapagos Islands will take place starting in July.
Disney plans to offer short cruises from the UK. These cruises will only be available to UK residents.
Oceania will return to sea from Copenhagen on 29 August with the Marina, which will cruise to Scandinavian countries and Western Europe.
From July 3rd, the Seabourn Ovation will begin trips to the Greek islands.
Viking has announced that three ships will depart Valletta this summer. The Viking Star, Viking Venus and Viking Sea will offer cruises in the Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea and Greek islands. The Viking Orion will be positioned in Hamilton for 8-day Bermuda cruises. The Viking Sky will depart Reykjavik for itineraries in Iceland. The Viking Venus, a new ship, was the first to return to sea with a series of cruises reserved for UK residents.
Le Ponant will sail in the seas of the Scandinavian countries, Iceland and the Mediterranean and the Greek Isles. Several departures are confirmed as early as June for some of these destinations.
Silversea has announced that its new ship the Silver Moon will cruise the Western Mediterranean Sea from June 18. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands will also begin in June aboard the Silver Origin.