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Royal Caribbean International
First sailing:
 One ship in service; six more to follow starting on June 12
Ships: Quantum of the Seas in service; Adventure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas set to follow
Regions: Presently sailing in Singapore and soon in the Bahamas, Europe, Alaska and from Hong Kong

Sailing in Asia since December, Royal Caribbean International will soon reactivate another six ships in several different destinations.

While the Adventure of the Seas is welcoming the passengers back in the Bahamas in June, the Anthem of the Seas and the Jewel of the Seas are scheduled to sail in Europe in July.

More recently, Royal Caribbean also announced its intention to resume service in Alaska starting in July with two vessels sailing from Seattle.


Celebrity Cruises
First sailing:
 June 5, 2021
Ships: Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration
Regions: Caribbean, Mediterranean, United Kingdom, Galapagos and Alaska

Celebrity Cruises may become the first mainstream cruise line to resume service in the United States. The premium brand recently announced plans to start sailing from Port Everglades on June 26 with the 2018-built Celebrity Edge.

Globally, Celebrity is planning a phased resumption plan. By the summer, the company plans to offer cruises in the Mediterranean with the new Celebrity Apex; in the Caribbean with the Celebrity Millennium; in the UK with the Celebrity Silhouette; and in Alaska with the Celebrity Summit.

Cruises to the Galapagos is also in the plans, with three ships entering service in the region.

A program of short cruises to nowhere from Hong Kong is also said to be in the plans.


Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Grandiosa
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,888
Built: 2019
Homeport: Genoa (Italy)
Itinerary: Western Mediterranean – Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Valletta
Status: Sailing

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Seaside
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,140
Built: 2017
Homeport: Genoa (Italy)
Itinerary: Western Mediterranean – Civitavecchia, Valletta, Siracusa and Taranto
Status: Sailing

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Virtuosa
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,888
Built: 2021
Homeport: Southampton (United Kingdom)
Itinerary: Short Cruises to Portland until June 12, followed by seven-night cruises to Belfast, Portland, Liverpool and Greenock
Status: Sailing

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Orchestra
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,550
Built: 2007
Homeport: Venice and Bari (Italy)
Itinerary: Greek Islands and Croatia – Corfu, Mykonos and Dubrovnik
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on June 5, 2021

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Splendida
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,300
Built: 2009
Homeport: Trieste and Bari (Italy)
Itinerary: Eastern Mediterranean – Dubrovnik, Kotor and Corfu
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on June 12, 2021

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,550
Built: 2010
Homeport: Venice and Bari (Italy)
Itinerary: Greece and Croatia – Piraeus, Mykonos and Split
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on June 20, 2021

Cruise Line: Costa Cruises
Ship: Costa Smeralda
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 5,224
Built: 2019
Homeport: Savona (Italy)
Itinerary: Western Italy – La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari; Western Mediterranean cruises planned from July 3
Status: Sailing

Cruise Line: Costa Cruises
Ship: Costa Luminosa
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,260
Built: 2009
Homeport: Trieste and Bari (Italy)
Itinerary: Eastern Mediterranean – Corfu, Piraeus, Kotor and Dubrovnik
Status: Sailing

Cruise Line: Costa Cruises
Ship: Costa Deliziosa
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,260
Built: 2010
Homeport: Venice and Bari (Italy)
Itinerary: Greek Islands – Mykonos (with overnight), Corfu and Argostoli
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on June 26, 2021


Holland America Line

Bookings are now open for 10 Holland America Line (HAL) Alaska cruises between July 24 and Oct. 2, 2021. Nieuw Amsterdam will embark on its seven-day Alaskan Explorer, which includes stops at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan, as well as scenic cruising of Glacier Bay and Stephens Passage.


Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is also preparing its OceanMedallion-equipped Majestic Princess for seven-day roundtrip Seattle cruises between July 25 and Sept. 26, 2021. The route will include Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

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