Travel and tourism have taken one of the biggest hits since the economy has taken an impact during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the curve is flattening and with many of the countries slowly loosening the lockdown measures for the residents, some of the world’s popular cruise lines have also started taking in bookings and announcing openings to put their ships back in the water. Here’s what you need to know about some of their dates.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney is said to have different dates for opening based on their locations and where it is sailing from. Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic are all on pause and said to slowly reopen on July 27th pending any further notice.
Carnival Cruise Line
Announcing an extension for their suspended operations, Carnival Cruise Line will begin its operations starting August 1st. 8 Cruise ships are set to resume their sailing, but the entire fleet will begin the operations in September.
Norwegian Cruise Line
While it was going to reopen in July, the Norwegian Cruise Line has since announced that they would be opening up on the 1st of August.
Princess Cruises were one of the first to announce a voluntary suspension of their operations in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Since then, the company has declared the cancellation of select cruises well beyond the fall of 2020 and is likely to resume in 2021.
Royal Caribbean International
The Royal Caribbean International is following the lead of the Carnival Cruise Line and has announced to regain their entire operation by 1st August 2020.
Another well-known cruise line, the Virgin Voyages has cancelled all of their operations and will begin the sailing and taking bookings from October 16, 2020.
Most of these dates are subject to changes and you can check out the changes on the company website itself.