What U.S. Cruise Ships are Sailing Right Now?

After a pause of more than 450 days, cruise ships are now sailing. North American cruise operators started service in June 2021. And while all the major cruise lines are now back at sea, the return to cruising has taken a phased approach, with ships returning to service one at a time and some cruise lines keeping vessels idle until well into 2022.

We’ve compiled a list of cruise ships currently sailing from North American (USA and Bahamas) ports, the date they returned to service, and important things to know if you want to sail on each ship.

(Note: vaccine and testing requirements and onboard protocols are subject to change at any time, and you should confirm what’s applicable for your specific sailing with the cruise line or your travel agent.)

June 2021

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Nassau, Bahamas since June 12, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 72 hours at check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Celebrity Edge

  • Cruising from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida since June 26, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within three days of embarkation
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors for unvaccinated passengers except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

July 2021

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Carnival Horizon (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Crystal Serenity

  • Cruising from: Nassau and Bimini, Bahamas and Miami, Florida since July 3, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 4 to 5 days of check-in, depending on the embarkation port
  • Onboard: Masks required in select situations

Carnival Vista

  • Cruising from: Galveston, Texas since July 3, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas and situations

Carnival Horizon

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since July 4, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Celebrity Equinox

  • Cruising from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida since July 25, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within three days of embarkation
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors for unvaccinated passengers except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other designated areas and situations
celebrity equinox exterior
Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Millennium

  • Cruising from: Seattle, Washington since July 23, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Vaccinated guests must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of check-in — but not on embarkation day
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors for unvaccinated passengers except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other designated areas and situations

Majestic Princess

  • Cruising from: Seattle, Washington since July 25, 2021 (as of October 2021, is now sailing from Los Angeles for the fall and winter season)
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Carnival Miracle

  • Cruising from: Seattle, Washington since July 27, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated adults or children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Mardi Gras

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since July 31, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

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August 2021

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MSC Meraviglia in PortMiami (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

MSC Meraviglia

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since August 2, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up for sailings September 3, 2021 through October 31
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Norwegian Encore

  • Cruising from: Seattle, Washington since August 7, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers
  • Testing Requirements: Must receive a negative result from a test administered at check-in
  • Onboard: Masks are not required anywhere on the ship

Carnival Magic

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since August 7, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Allure of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since August 8, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Disney Dream

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since August 9, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 72 hours at check-in and prior to boarding
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Ovation of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Seattle, Washington since August 13, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Symphony of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since August 14, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios
symphony of the seas
Symphony of the Seas

Carnival Breeze

  • Cruising from: Galveston, Texas since August 14, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Carnival Sunrise

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since August 14, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Independence of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Galveston, Texas since August 15, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Norwegian Gem

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since August 15, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers
  • Testing Requirements: Must receive a negative result from a test administered at check-in
  • Onboard: Masks are not required anywhere on the ship

Carnival Panorama

  • Cruising from: Long Beach, California since August 21, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated adults or children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in designated areas

Crystal Symphony

  • Cruising from: Boston, Massachusetts since August 22, 2021 (as of September 24, Symphony is now sailing from New York City)
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers
  • Testing Requirements: None ahead of time, but passengers will be tested at the port prior to boarding the ship
  • Onboard: Masks required in select situations

Mariner of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since August 23, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

September 2021

Oasis of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Bayonne, New Jersey since September 5, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Vaccinated guests must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Disney Fantasy

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since September 11, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Kids 11 and younger must present a negative result from a test within 72 hours at check-in and prior to boarding, all passengers will also be tested at the port prior to boarding the ship
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

disney fantasy port canaveral

Carnival Pride

  • Cruising from: Baltimore, Maryland since September 12, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors, except while eating or drinking

MSC Divina

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since September 16, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors, except while eating or drinking

Carnival Glory

  • Cruising from: New Orleans, Louisiana since September 19, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors, except while eating or drinking

Carnival Dream

  • Cruising from: Galveston, Texas since September 19, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors, except while eating or drinking

Zuiderdam

  • Cruising from: San Diego, California since September 25, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in most indoor areas

Grand Princess

  • Cruising from: Los Angeles, California since September 25, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in most indoor areas

grand princess cruise ship

Norwegian Breakaway

  • Cruising from: Manhattan, New York since September 26, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must receive a negative result from a test administered at check-in
  • Onboard: Masks are not required anywhere on the ship

October 2021

Disney Wonder

  • Cruising from: San Diego, California since October 1, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Kids 11 and younger must present a negative result from a test taken within 72 and 24 hours of check-in; all passengers will also be tested at the port prior to boarding the ship
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Liberty of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Galveston, Texas since October 3, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Vaccinated guests must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Scarlet Lady

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since October 6, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers (Virgin Voyages is an adults-only cruise line)
  • Testing Requirements: Guests are tested at the cruise terminal prior to embarkation
  • Onboard: Masks are required in cruise terminals and on shuttles, but not on the ship

Carnival Freedom

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since October 9, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors, except while eating or drinking

Koningsdam

  • Cruising from: San Diego, California since October 10, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in most indoor areas

Carnival Elation

  • Cruising from: Port Canaveral, Florida since October 11, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up; parties with unvaccinated children under 12 must apply for a capacity-controlled waiver
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors, except while eating or drinking
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Carnival Elation (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Emerald Princess

  • Cruising from: Los Angeles, California since October 15, 2021 on a Panama Canal cruise — is now sailing from Fort Lauderdale
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in most indoor areas

Serenade of the Seas

  • Cruising from: Tampa, Florida since October 16, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Vaccinated guests must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of check-in — but not on embarkation day
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Viking Orion

  • Cruising from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida since October 20, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers (Viking is an adults-only line)
  • Testing Requirements: A PCR test is administered at the port on embarkation day
  • Onboard: Masks required in some onboard areas

Nieuw Amsterdam

  • Cruising from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida since October 23, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative result from a test within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in most indoor areas

Norwegian Bliss

  • Cruising from: Los Angeles, California since October 24, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must receive a negative result from a test administered at check-in
  • Onboard: Masks are not required anywhere on the ship

Celebrity Apex

  • Cruising from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida since October 24, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Vaccinated guests must present a negative result from a PCR or antigen test within 48 hours at check-in, unvaccinated kids ages 2-11 must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of check-in — but not on embarkation day
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors for unvaccinated passengers except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other designated areas and situations
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Celebrity Apex (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

Disney Magic

  • Cruising from: Miami, Florida since October 28, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers 12 and up
  • Testing Requirements: Kids 11 and younger must present a negative result from a test within 72 hours at check-in and prior to boarding, all passengers will also be tested at the port prior to boarding the ship
  • Onboard: Masks required indoors except when actively eating or drinking, and in some other scenarios

Ruby Princess

  • Cruising from: San Francisco, California since October 31, 2021
  • Vaccine Requirement: Yes, for all passengers regardless of age
  • Testing Requirements: Must present a negative test result from within 48 hours of check-in
  • Onboard: Masks required in most indoor areas

Originally published on August 25, 2021. Updated on November 3, 2021.

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