HAL, Princess Cancel U.S. Port Sailings To NOV 2021 & Other Cruise Suspensions

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

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Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, both part of the Carnival Corp. portfolio, have cancelled week-long sailings in U.S. waters until NOV 2021, as they continue to prepare and develop plans to meet the CDC's Framework for Conditional Sailing Order, issued 30OCT.

As Open Jaw reported, Carnival Cruise Line cancelled sailings in U.S. waters until FEB and additional sailings into MAR 2021. Ponant suspended sailing in northern Europe through 31DEC, 2020.

Here's the latest on cruise line cancellations:

Holland America Line

Holland America Line has cancelled select longer voyages and cruises of eight days or longer that call in the United States until 01NOV, 2021. All other cruise operations are suspended through 31MAR, 2021.

Cruises impacted by this pause in operation are:

 

  • All cruise departures through 31MAR, 2021.
  • Cruises of eight days or more that call at a U.S. port through 01NOV, 2021. 
  • Select longer voyages in Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South America through mid-APR 2021. Some departures will be rescheduled to comparable dates in 2022. 

          

HAL says it has begun to prepare ships and implement procedures to meet the CDC's requirements to resume sailings, and more details on the company’s return to cruise will be announced when available.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has cancelled cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of U.S. ports through 01NOV, 2021. Cruises departing in and out of Japan have been cancelled through 25JUN, 2021, and all other cruises through 31MAR, 2021.

"We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety requirements for our eventual return to service," said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. "We also appreciate the continued support we have received from our guests, partners and travel advisors, reinforcing for all of us why we do what we do.

Seabourn

Seabourn cancelled a series of 2021 voyages for Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Quest.

Select Seabourn Odyssey cruises are cancelled until 05NOV, 2021 although seven-day Alaska/British Columbia and the Pacific Coast sailings are due to go ahead.

Seabourn Quest with voyages longer than seven days calling on a U.S. port are cancelled from 22JUL until 06NOV, 2021.

“We’re fully committed to meeting the requirements necessary to bring guests back to our ships, including those issued by the CDC. Our team is grateful for the continued support we are seeing from guests, the travel advisor community, our partners and everyone with an interest in the hundreds of destinations we visit," said Seabourn president John Leibowitz.

“Stay tuned for releases of alternative voyage options in the months ahead as conditions permit.”

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises suspended voyages aboard Marina, Riviera, Nautica and Sirena through 31DEC, 2020, and Regatta’s scheduled sailings from Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand through 02FEB 2021. 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent suspended all sailings through 31DEC, 2020, as well as:

  • its Full 2021 World Cruise
  • voyages departing through APR 2021 aboard Seven Seas Mariner
  • the 05JAN, 2021 voyage aboard Seven Seas Voyager
  • the 06JAN, 21JAN and 04FEB, 2021 voyages aboard Seven Seas Explorer
Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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