Coronavirus Update: April 10, 2021

A growing number of countries around the world are reaching agreements with cruise lines that will allow cruise ships to resume sailing in the near future with the requirement that all passengers and crew must show proof of vaccination.

Royal Caribbean will launch seven-night sailings from Cyprus to the Greek Islands beginning July 10. These sailings are now bookable and join the line’s departures from Nassau and Bermuda that are also open for sale.

Norwegian just announced that it will begin seven-night sailings from Athens to the Greek Islands on July 25 and from Montego Bay and Punta Cana to Caribbean destinations on August 7 and 15, respectively.

Viking also released new sailings from Bermuda starting June 15 and from Reykjavik in Iceland starting June 26.

Celebrity will begin sailing from St. Maarten in the Caribbean on June 5 and from Athens to the Greek Islands on June 19.

Crystal will sail from Nassau or Bimini in the Bahamas starting July 3.

To see a list of newly announced 2021 sailings that will depart from ports outside the U.S., with vaccinations required, click any line below.

Celebrity (vaccinations required for passengers 18 and older)

Crystal (vaccinations required for all passengers)

Norwegian (vaccinations required for all passengers)

Royal Caribbean (vaccinations required for passengers 18 and older)

Viking (vaccinations required for all passengers)

Seabourn sailings from Athens to the Greek Islands starting July 3 will be available to book April 12, and we’ll provide a link to these cruises next week. Vaccinations will be required for all passengers.

Also, Windstar has said that it will resume sailing June 19 from ports in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and vaccinations will be required for all guests. To see a list of Windstar's currently scheduled sailings, click here.

In the U.S., the CDC continues to drag its feet on setting a firm date for when cruise ships can sail from U.S. ports, or under what conditions. A growing number of groups and governments, from the Cruise Line International Association to the states of Florida and Alaska, want cruise lines to be able to sail from U.S. ports starting this summer. Millions of Americans and Canadians are ready to embark as soon as they are allowed.

American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Company are cruising U.S. rivers and coastal areas now with ships that carry fewer than 250 total passengers and crew -- the CDC's conditional sailing order applies only to vessels above this capacity threshold. Click either link for a list of sailings.

American Cruise Lines (vaccinations required for all passengers only on sailings before May 1)

American Queen Steamboat Company (vaccinations required for all passengers only on sailings after July 1)

At Vacations To Go, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in bookings over the past several weeks, and we’re increasing staffing as quickly as we can.

Please note that anyone holding a future travel credit from a cancelled sailing is able to apply that credit to any cruise on the same line booked through Vacations To Go, regardless of whether the original cruise was booked through Vacations To Go.

Below we’ve listed dates of suspended service by cruise line and provided links to each line's policy covering future cruise credits (FCCs) and refunds on cancelled sailings. We have also provided links to relaxed cancellation terms for bookings on future sailings.

In general, cruise lines are offering generous incentives to customers who accept future cruise credits (FCCs) in lieu of a refund on a sailing that has been cancelled by the cruise line. To view our comprehensive list of FCC rules, click here.

Due to a backlog of refund requests, it may take cruise lines up to 90 days after the cancellation date to return funds to customers. No further action is needed if the booking is cancelled and it is not necessary to contact Vacations To Go.

AmaWaterways

American Cruise Lines

American Queen Steamboat Company

Avalon Waterways

Azamara

Blount Small Ship Adventures

  • Cancelled sailings: all departures through 2020 and 2021
  • Refunds will be provided for sailings that have been cancelled by the cruise line

Carnival Cruise Line

  • Cancelled sailings: All departures through June 30, 2021; Carnival Splendor sailings through August 10, 2021, Carnival Spirit sailings through and including September 12, 2021, Carnival Fascination sailings through and including January 9, 2022, Carnival Sunrise 7 and 8 day sailings from October 9, 2021 through and including April 30, 2022 and Miami 5 day sailing January 3, 2022, Carnival Radiance 12 and 14 day sailings from May 2, 2021 through and including April 29, 2022 and 5 day sailings December 23, 2021 and December 28, 2021, Mardi Gras sailings through and including May 22, 2021, Carnival Paradise sailings through and including May 31, 2021, Carnival Valor sailings through and including September 11, 2021, Carnival Magic sailings through and including September 24, 2021, Carnival Liberty sailings from September 17, 2021 through and including October 18, 2021, Carnival Sunshine sailings from October 11, 2021 through and including November 13, 2021, Carnival Legend sailings through and including October 31, 2021
  • Future cruise credit or refund policy for sailings that have been cancelled by the cruise line (use the form provided to choose FCC or refund)
  • Health & Sailing Update

Celebrity Cruises

Costa Cruises

CroisiEurope

Crystal Cruises

Crystal River Cruises

Cunard Line

Disney Cruise Line

Emerald Waterways

Gate 1 River Cruises

Holland America Line

Hurtigruten

MSC Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line

Oceania Cruises

P&O Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises

  • Cancelled sailings: all departures through June 5, 2021
  • Future cruise credit or refund policy for sailings that have been cancelled by the cruise line has been emailed to affected customers.
  • Health & Safety Update

Ponant

Princess Cruises

Pullmantur Cruises

Quark Expeditions

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Riviera River Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Seabourn

SeaDream Yacht Club

  • Cancelled sailings: all departures through April 30, 2021
  • Future cruise credit or refund policy for sailings that have been cancelled by the cruise line has been emailed to affected customers.

Silversea Cruises

Star Clippers

  • Cancelled sailings: Star Clipper departures through September 10, 2021, Star Flyer departures through May 21, 2021 and Royal Clipper departures through April 30, 2021
  • Future cruise credit or refund policy for sailings that have been cancelled by the cruise line has been emailed to affected customers.

Tauck River Cruises

U by Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Victory Cruise Lines

Viking

Windstar Cruises