Updated: More cruise lines cancel sailings in 2021

The Royal Princess. Princess Cruises has canceled its deployments through  March.
The Royal Princess. Princess Cruises has canceled its deployments through March.

More cruise lines canceled sailings and extended their operations pause to comply with the CDC's Conditional Sailing Order.

Princess Cruises said it had extended its global operations pause through March 31 "to allow time for the estimated preparation needed for completing required activities prior to sailing." It also canceled all cruises in and out of Japan through June 25, citing uncertainty around travel restrictions.  

The line also canceled through November all itineraries that touch U.S. ports and are more than seven days, to comply with the CDC's seven-day cap on cruise length.

Holland America Line also extended its pause through March 31 and cruises of eight days or longer that call in the U.S. through Nov. 1, as well as some longer cruises in other parts of the world through mid-April.

Seabourn canceled some sailings through November on the Seabourn Odyssey and cruises of longer than 7 days calling on U.S. ports through Nov. 6 on the Seabourn Quest.

Carnival Cruise Line this week extended its cruising pause from all U.S. homeports through Jan. 31. It said it is working on building and implementing a plan to meet the requirements of the CDC's order.

Windstar Cruises extended its cancellation through late March, citing the rising Covid-19 outbreaks around the world. The line's first ship to set sail will be the Wind Spirit on March 25 in Tahiti.

French cruise line Ponant this week paused its northern hemisphere operations through Dec. 31.  

Most cruise lines, including MSC Cruises and those in the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Group families, are paused through Dec. 31 in U.S. waters. All CLIA members have also agreed to suspend operations to prepare to comply with the CDC order.


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