We love it when we’re right (and wish it were more often). In last week’s post, we suggested that additional cruise restarts would be announced before the end of the month. And no sooner than those words were released into the digital sphere that we got word that Royal Caribbean would be sailing from Bermuda.
Lindblad Expeditions has announced that it plans to resume operations for the 2021 season in Alaska and Galápagos in June. In making the announcement, Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, reflected on the experiences of the past year, its impact on many, and how “we have always turned to nature, in times of collective stress and trauma, for the restoration of our spirits, believing in what Thoreau called the healing ‘tonic of wildness’.”
The newly christened American Countess, the fourth paddle-wheeler in the American Queen Steamboat Company fleet, will set sail this coming Sunday on its first scheduled cruise with guests – a seven-night sailing from Memphis to New Orleans.
Celebrity Cruises announced its return to cruising beginning June 5. Celebrity Millennium, the ship at the forefront of the company’s fleet-wide modernization program, will homeport in St. Maarten.
MSC Cruises has announced that it will offer a series of mini and week-long cruises around the UK for British guests only that will include protected shore excursions for 7-night sailings.
This summer, travelers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited vacations and cruise in The Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean. The cruise line has announced a summer lineup of 7-night cruises on board Adventure of the Seas, setting sail this June from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas.
Guests can now book their Bahamas Escapes voyages as Crystal opens reservations for the recently announced Crystal Serenity cruises. The ship will sail seven-night voyages round-trip from Nassau or Bimini beginning July 3, 2021 and July 4, 2021 respectively, becoming the first cruise ship to home port in The Bahamas and return to cruising the Americas.
And just like that, cruising is back. This past Friday, three cruise companies announced restarts. Those are in addition to four cruise companies that announced restarts earlier this month earlier this month.
Viking announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021 with three special sailings along the coast of England. Available exclusively for UK residents, the new eight-day ocean itinerary – England’s Scenic Shores – will sail roundtrip from Portsmouth, with departures on May 22, May 29 and June 5, 2021.
Get ready to cruise again. Crystal Cruises invites travelers to return to sea this summer as they debut more than 30 new 7-night Bahamas Escapes aboard Crystal Serenity beginning July 3, 2021.
This one caught us by surprise. American Queen Steamboat and American Cruise Lines quietly started operations again this past weekend. Crystal Cruises announced it will sail from the Bahamas. Bookings open this week.