Cruise lines back in service from August 2021 – Cruise Industry News


While half of the world’s cruise fleet returns to commercial cruises in August, 58 cruise lines are currently in service around the world.

According to the August 2021 edition of Cruise Industry News Report on Cruise Ships in Service, here are the companies and ships in action at the moment:

Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean was one of the first major cruise lines to welcome guests again, with Singapore departures resuming in December 2020. Today, the company has returned to service 13 ships, offering routes in Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean.

Highlights of the company’s reboot include the first season of the new Odyssey of the Seas, which entered service on July 31, and the world’s largest cruise ship, the Symphony of the Seas, which resumed operations on July 31. August 14.

Region: Singapore, Bahamas, Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean

Ships currently in service:
– Quantum of the Seas
– Adventure of the seas
– Freedom of the seas
– Hymn of the Seas
– Jewel of the Seas
– Serenade of the Seas
– Odyssey of the Seas
– Allure of the Seas
– Ovation of the seas
– Symphony of the Seas
– Independence of the seas
– Harmony of the seas
– Mariner of the Seas (from August 23)

Carnival Cruise Line
With seven ships currently in service in the Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line resumed service on July 3 after a 16-month operational hiatus.

With the new Mardi Gras already in operation, Carnival is now returning to the West Coast. Starting August 21, Carnival Panorama is offering a series of seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises departing from Long Beach, California.

Region: North America – Bahamas, Caribbean and West Coast

Ships currently in service:
– Vista Carnival
– Horizon Carnival
– The carnival breeze
– The miracle of the carnival
– Mardi Gras
– Carnival Magic
– Sunrise Carnival
– Panorama of the Carnival (from August 21)

MSC Cruises
After being the pioneer of the European restart in August 2020, MSC Cruises currently has ten ships returned to service.

In August, the company extended its resumption of service to new destinations, with MSC Bellissima welcoming passengers in the Red Sea and MSC Meraviglia in the Bahamas. The new MSC Seashore also entered service earlier this month and is sailing in the Western Mediterranean.

Region: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Red Sea and Bahamas

Ships currently in service:
– MSC Grandiosa
– MSC Seaside
– MSC Virtuosa
– MSC Orchestra
– MSC Splendida
– MSC Magnifica
– MSC Seaview
– MSC Bellissima
– MSC Seashore
– MSC Meraviglia

Norwegian Cruise Line
After a 500-day operational break, Norwegian Cruise Line resumed service on July 25. Now the brand has three vessels in commercial operation, sailing to three different destinations.

Norwegian’s newest and largest ship, Norwegian Encore, is one of the returning ships, offering a week-long Alaska cruise from Seattle.

Region: Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean

Ships currently in service:
– Norwegian Jade
– Norwegian Again
– Norwegian gem

Celebrity cruises
Celebrity Cruises quickly reactivates its fleet. While the Celebrity Millennium became the company’s first ship to welcome passengers in June, a total of eight ships are currently in service in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and the Galapagos.

Region: Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos and Alaska

Ships currently in service:
– Celebrity summit
– The top of the celebrities
– Celebrity edge
– Celebrity silhouette
– Celebrity flora
– Millennium Celebrity
– The celebrity expedition
– Celebrity Equinox

Princess Cruises
With ships in North America and the UK, Princess Cruises resumed commercial activities in July. The Carnival-owned brand is now considering adding a third vessel in service, expanding its offering in the UK.

Region: Alaska and United Kingdom

Ships currently in service:
– Majestic princess
– Royal Princess
– Sky Princess (from August 30)

Disney cruise line
After returning to service in the UK, Disney Cruise Line also sails to North America. In August, the Disney Dream resumed operations, offering short cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas.

Region: United Kingdom and Bahamas

Ships currently in service:
– The magic of Disney
– Disney Dream

Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises welcomed its passengers again on May 1, 2021, with the Costa Smeralda of 5,200 passengers. The Italian brand now has four ships in service, including the new Costa Firenze, which left for its inaugural cruise on July 4.

Region: EuropeWestern and Eastern Mediterranean

Ships currently in service:
– Costa Smeralda
– Costa Luminosa
– Costa Deliziosa
– Costa Florence

TUI Cruises
Now back in service for over a year, TUI Cruises has most of its fleet of seven vessels in action. Currently, six German-based brand ships are sailing, offering cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Region: Europe – Greece, Mediterranean and Germany

Ships currently in service:
– Mein Schiff 1
– Mein Schiff 2
– Mein Schiff 3
– Mein Schiff 4
– Mein Schiff 5
– Mein Schiff 6

Holland America Line
Holland America Line welcomed guests in July in Alaska. In August, a second ship entered service in Europe, offering routes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Region: Alaska and the Mediterranean

Ships currently in service:
– Nieuw Amsterdam
– Eurodam

AIDA Cruises
Another company with several ships returned to service, AIDA is currently sailing to various destinations in Europe. By September, the Carnival-owned brand plans to return seven ships to service.

Region: Europe – Mediterranean, Greece, Baltic and Northern Europe

Ships currently in service:
– AIDAperla
– AIDAsol
– AIDAblu
– AIDAprima
– AIDAmar
– AIDAstella

Other operating brands:

  • Dream cruises
  • Virgin Voyages
  • P&O Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Celestial
  • Phoenix Reisen
  • Marella
  • Bahamian Paradise
  • Seabourn
  • Viking
  • Hapag-Lloyd
  • Silversea
  • Crystal
  • Atlas Ocean
  • SeaDream
  • Ponant
  • Scenic
  • Saga
  • Olsen
  • Noble Caledonia
  • Lindblad
  • American Queen’s Steamboat
  • American cruise lines
  • A cruise
  • Alaskan dream
  • Laurent
  • Aranui
  • coral
  • The True North
  • Metropolitan
  • Variety
  • Black Sea
  • Club Med
  • Hurtigruten
  • Iceland ProCruises
  • CroisiEurope
  • Nicko
  • Hebrides Island
  • APT
  • Trade winds
  • Cloud Sea
  • Viva Expeditions
  • Mitsui OSK
  • Asuka Cruise
  • Venus Cruise
  • Heritage Expeditions


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