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.
American Cruise Lines
American Queen Steamboat Company
Blount Small Ship Adventures
Carnival Cruise Line
Crystal River Cruises
Disney Cruise Line
Gate 1 River Cruises
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Riviera River Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
SeaDream Yacht Club
Tauck River Cruises
U by Uniworld
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Victory Cruise Lines