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Breakdown: What US Cruise Lines Have Canceled 2020 Sailings?

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What cruises are canceled in 2020? The simple answer is all of them that sail from North America.

Over the summer, most of Carnival Cruise Line’s vessels were out of US waters and anchored off the coast of the Bahamas. (Photo courtesy of Carnival)

Major cruise lines began suspending service in the United States in mid-March 2020. From that point on it was very fluid as to when the cruise operators could resume.

Decisions for scheduled return to service were made month-by-month as the pandemic gradually worsened and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidance was constantly changing.

Why Did Cruise Lines Cancel 2020 Sailings?

On October 31, the CDC no sail order expired and it was replaced by a conditional sail order. At that point, major US cruise lines started canceled their remaining sailings through 2020.

Shortly followed by a statement from the industry trade group CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) saying the ‘voluntary’ suspension of cruising would extend until December 31, 2020.

Here are the details for North American departures that have been canceled because of the pandemic, cancellation dates, compensation resources, and their scheduled return to service date.

Note: Some lines may also be operating in other parts of the world.

Click below to jump to a specific cruise line.

Azamara Cruises | Carnival Cruise Line | Celebrity Cruises | Cunard Line | Disney Cruise Line | Holland America Line | MSC Cruises | Norwegian Cruise Line | Oceania Cruise | Princess Cruises | Regent Cruises | Royal Caribbean | Virgin Voyages

Azamara Cruises

  • Dates Canceled: Through Spring 2021
  • Compensation: 125% Future Cruise Credit, Lift and Shift your booking to 2021, or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: Beginning March 20, 2021

Photo via Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line

  • Dates Canceled: Through January 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 100% Future Cruise Credit + Onboard Credit or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: February 1, 2021

Celebrity

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 125% Future Cruise Credit, Lift and Shift your booking to 2021, or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

Cunard Line

  • Dates Canceled: Varies by ship, see below
  • Compensation:  125% Future Cruise Credit or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: Cunard has extended its pause in operations to sailings up to March 25, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth, April 18, 2021, for Queen Mary 2 and May 16, 2021, for Queen Victoria.

(Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

Disney Cruise Line

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: Future Cruise Credit or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

Holland America Line

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 125% Future Cruise Credit if Paid in Full, 100% FCC + Bonus FCC if not Paid in Full, or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

MSC Cruises

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 125% Future Cruise Credit or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

Breakaway off Great Stirrup Cay

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 100% Refund + 10% Discount on a future booking
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

Oceania Cruises

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 100% Refund + 10% Discount on a future booking
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

Princess Cruises

  • Dates Canceled: Through March 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 125% Future Cruise Credit if Paid in Full, 100% FCC + Bonus FCC if not Paid in Full, or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: April 1, 2021

Regent Cruises

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 100% Refund + 10% Discount on a future booking
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

(Photo via Royal Caribbean)

Royal Caribbean International

  • Dates Canceled: Through December 31, 2020
  • Compensation: 125% Future Cruise Credit, Lift and Shift your booking to 2021, or 100% Refund
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 1, 2021

Virgin Voyages

  • Dates Canceled: Through January 2, 2021
  • Compensation: 200% Future Voyage Credit or 100% Refund  plus a 25% Future Voyage Credit
  • Refund Details
  • Return to Service Date: January 3, 2021

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