Coronavirus and Cruising: Statements, Policies, and Updates

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When will everything go back to normal? Originally cruise lines voluntarily and temporarily suspended cruise ship operations from and to U.S. ports of call for 30 days. However, as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address COVID-19 many of them are extending those dates well beyond that.

Coronavirus Cruise Ship Updates

During this unprecedented time, as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, it may be affecting your current and future cruise plans. The vast majority of cruise lines are making Coronavirus cruise ship updates along with commitments to their passengers so that they can feel confident about their cruise bookings. Your safety and wellbeing are their primary concern. During this time of uncertainty in the travel industry, know that they are doing their best to reassure you.

You may be wondering how the cruise line you are supposed to be sailing on is handling the Coronavirus Outbreak. I have created this guide to help you to quickly find coronavirus cruise cancellations and updates.

Mainstream Cruise Lines

Luxury Cruise Lines

River Cruise Lines

Expedition Cruise Lines

Other Cruise Lines

Official Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Cruise Ship Updates

It is important to get your updates about the Coronavirus outbreak from trusted sources. I would urge you to read the advice and considerations about cruise ship travel from:

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  1. We had a cruise booked with Norwegian for July in Japan. The Cruiseline cancelled it and refunded our money in early February.

    • Dana Freeman March 15, 2020 at 7:17 pm · · Reply

      So sorry you had to cancel but glad to hear Norwegian refunded you. Hopefully, you can reschedule for a later date.

  2. I didn’t have any cruises planned, but I know that coronavirus is certainly creating an issue for all of those that did. This looks like a very comprehensive resource for those who had a trip planned. It will certainly be helpful!

  3. Dana this is a good reference for people to look at. We are currently on a cruise ship that just finished South America. We are floating at sea. Currently heading for Panama Canal but have no idea if we will go through and what or when we might be allowed to dock. Our friends and family are looking for the site that shows them where we are. Not a great time for cruisers.

    • Dana Freeman March 16, 2020 at 12:39 pm · · Reply

      Oh my goodness, Linda, that must be unsettling. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. May I ask what cruise line you are on?

  4. Rhonda Albom March 17, 2020 at 3:13 am · · Reply

    It looks like the cruise industry might change forever. I have frequently cruised and feel sorry for those caught out on cruise ships during crisis.

    • Dana Freeman March 17, 2020 at 4:16 pm · · Reply

      I am hopeful the cruise industry will change for the better forever. Hopefully, the cleaning procedures that ships are implementing due to the COVID19 Outbreak are permanent rather them temporary.

  5. Suspending it for 30 days is huge! But it is better to be safe as getting medical facilities on cruise might be challenging. This is a very good reference. Thank you for sharing this.

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