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Which Cruise Lines Have Restarted Cruising?

 

 

'Enough is Enough': Cruise Line Execs Tell Miami Lawmakers They Are Ready to Sail in U.S.

Article by Adam  Coulter 
UK Managing Editor 

 

While the global COVID-19 pandemic has shut down most cruise lines since mid-March, there are areas of the world where some ships are sailing.
In most cases, these are single-nationality cruises calling in at a limited number of ports, usually in the country of origin. Nearly all are in Europe or Asia, as U.S. cruise lines are on an operational pause until at least October, bound by the ruling from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although options are still limited, and in most cases are nationality and government-advice dependent, here is a round-up of which lines have restarted cruising on what ships, as well as where they are going and who can sail.

All these lines are operating strict new health and safety protocols, all of which include temperature checking and social distancing. We have also indicated which lines have mandated COVID-19 testing before boarding, as well as ship-sponsored, shore excursion “bubbles.”

 
Ocean Cruises
 
Aranui Adventure Cruises
 
Aranui

Ships: Aranui 5

Itineraries: French Polynesia

Who can go: Visitors must prove their visit is for work/family reasons and take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure.

Health requirement: COVID-19 test the day before departure.

 

Costa cruises 

Ships: Costa Deliziosa, Costa Diadema; Costa Smerelda (October); Costa Firenze (December).

Itineraries: Costa Deliziosa operates from Trieste, offering week-long cruises around Italy. After October 10, it will sail to Greece.

Costa Diadema offers week-long trips round Italy, departing from Genoa.

Costa Smerelda will offer Western Med cruises from October 10.

New flagship Costa Firenze will offer Western Mediterranean cruises from the end of December.

Who can go: Italians only, opening up to more European nationalities toward the end of the month.

Health requirement: COVID-19 testing as standard; only ship-organized shore excursions.

 
 
Coral Expeditions

Ship: Coral Discoverer

Itineraries: 7-night Great Barrier Reef from Cairns (from October 14, 2020)

Who can go: Australians and Queenslanders

 
 
CroisiEurope

Ship: MV Belle des Océans  

Itineraries: Mediterranean

Who can go: Open to all

 
 
Dream Cruises

Ship: Explorer Dream

Itineraries: From Taipei, offering four-day cruises to Taiwanese islands

Who can go: Taiwanese only

 
Hapag-Lloyd

Ship: Europa 2, Hanseatic Inspiration

Itineraries: Cruise to nowhere from Hamburg to the North and Baltic seas

Who can go: Germans, Austrians, Swiss

 
 
Maine Windjammers

Ships: Schooners Stephen Taber, Ladona

Itineraries: Operating three- to six-night cruises along the coast of Maine

Who can go: Anyone

Health Requirement: COVID test required to board, no port stops

 
 
The Majestic Line

Ships: Glen Tarsan, Glen Entive

Itineraries: From Scottish ports to Scottish islands.

Who can go: U.K. citizens

 
 
Metropolitan Touring

Ships: La Pinta

Itineraries: Galapagos Islands expeditions

Who can go:Anyone eligible to travel to Ecuador

Health Requirement: COVID negative test required to enter Galapagos Islands; masks must be worn.

 
 
 
MSC Cruises
 
MSC Grandiosa in Genoa (Photo: MSC Cruises)
 

Ships: MSC Grandiosa, MSC Magnifica (October 19)

Itineraries: MSC Grandiosa operates from Genoa, offering week-long cruises round Italy.

MSC Magnifica will homeport in Genoa and call at Livorno for Florence and Pisa, Messina in Sicily, Valletta in Malta, Piraeus for Athens and Katakolon for Olympia in Greece, and Civitavecchia for Rome.

Who can go: Schengen citizens (not U.K.)

Health requirement: COVID testing as standard; only ship-organised shore excursions

 

Paul Gauguin

Ship: Paul Gauguin

Itineraries: 7- to 14-night Tahiti, French Polynesia, and South Pacific sailings.

Who can go: Open to all.

Health requirement: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test

 
Ponant

Ships: Le Jacques Cartier, L’Austral, Le Lyrial, Le Champlain

Itineraries: Le Jacques Cartier is sailing French coastal itineraries in Brittany. L’Austral is sailing in the Mediterranean from Marsailles. Le Lyrial is sailing to Corscia from Nice. Le Champlain is sailing in Croatia.

Who can go: French, Belgians, Dutch

Health requirement: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test

 
 
 
SeaDream*

Ships: SeaDream 1 (possibly SeaDream 2)

Itineraries: Transatlantic from Norway (where it has been operating successfully) on October 15 via the U.K. and Madeira to Barbados, where it will be based. On November 7, SeaDream 1 will start round-trip cruises from Bridgetown to St. Vincent and several islands in the Grenadines such as Union Island and Bequia, as well as Grenada. If demand is there the line will add SeaDream 2.

Who can go: Passengers from Barbados’ “safe list”, which includes US and Canadian citizens.

*from October 15

Health requirement: At least two negative COVID-19 test results

 
 
 
TUI

Ships: Mein Schiff 1, Mein Schiff 6

Itineraries: Mein Schiff 1 is offering Hamburg “blue cruises” (cruises to nowhere).

Mein Schiff 6 is offering week-long cruises from Heraklion, calling at Piraeus and Corfu, with scenic sailing of Santorini.

Who can go: Germans

 
 
 
Variety

Ship: Galileo

Itineraries: Week-long, round trip from Piraeus to the Cyclades, which includes Paros, Poros, Santorini and Mykonos

Who can go: Open to all

 

 

 

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