Yesterday a few of the cruise lines gave us updates on operations in 2021. Carnial, Princess and Disney Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line announced they will extend their pause in operations cancelling all cruises from US ports through May 31, 2021.
As far as Alaska sailings, Carnival is still assessing the situation and will advise at a later date.
Due to the ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters, Princess made the decision to cancel a few of their Alaska and Canadian itineraries.
Princess is engaged with various United States and Canadian government officials to try to preserve a portion of the Alaska and Canada & New England 2021 cruise seasons. In the meantime, Princess has committed to operating the Kenai Princess Wilderness lodge along with McKinley Chalet Resort in Denali and Westmark Fairbanks Hotel this summer and is currently working on vacation land package details that will be announced shortly.
Currently Princess has a pause in operations on all sailings through May 14, 2021. With the other cruise lines extending through the end of May, I would expect the same from Princess soon.
Disney Cruise Line also made announcements about sailings on their ships.
Last week Norwegian Cruise Line cancelled all voyages through May 31, 2021 Although they have not cancelled any Alaska sailings, NCL has suspended bookings on those sailings until they are able to asses the situation with the Canadian Government.
At the time of this post, neither Royal Caribbean nor MSC Cruise Lines have made any updates on May sailings or Alaska. If anything comes out today, I will update this post.
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