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Cruise Lines Opening To Americans This Summer

Cruise Lines Opening To Americans This Summer

Starting this spring, several cruise lines will launch their ships from foreign ports on cruises that will be open to North American passengers. 

Cruising is still banned in U.S. waters, due to the CDC's conditional sailing order. But Beginning in June, about 15 ships will cruise from ports in Europe and the Caribbean.

The following lines are currently scheduled to launch cruises open to either vaccinated adults or to vaccinated passengers entirely.

This list excludes sailings that are only open to residents of the country where the ship is homeported, such as in England, where many cruise lines are offering sailings for U.K. residents; Royal Caribbean's ships in Israel and Singapore; and cruises for Europeans by MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, Tui Cruises, Aida Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd.


The Azamara Quest will begin seven-day sailings from Greece, and one Mediterranean cruise, beginning 28th August. It will be Azamara's first cruises as an independent cruise company.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Celebrity Cruises

The Celebrity Millennium will launch Caribbean cruises from St. Maarten on 5th June.

The Celebrity Apex will sail Mediterranean cruises from Athens, Greece, on 19th June.

In the Galapagos, the Celebrity Flora will launch 4th July, the Celebrity Xpedition 24th July and the Celebrity Xploration on 18th September.

Vaccines: Required for adults; children under 18 must produce proof of a negative Covid test. 

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises will launch two ships on sailings in the Greek Islands, beginning 29th May from Piraeus, Greece.

Vaccines: Cruisers need to either provide proof of vaccination, Covid-19 immunity or a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure from the U.S. and within 72 hours of cruise embarkation.

Crystal Cruises

The Crystal Symphony will launch 10-day cruises from Antigua and St. Maarten on 5th August.

The Crystal Serenity will offer Bahamas-only itineraries from Nassau beginning 3rd July.

Crystal Expedition Cruises' Crystal Endeavor will offer 10-day Iceland circumnavigations starting 17th July.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Holland America Line  

The Eurodam will launch cruises from Athens on 15th August.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Norwegian Cruise Line

The Norwegian Jade will launch 7-day cruises from Athens beginning 25th July.

The Norwegian Joy will offer weeklong cruises from Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 7th August.

The Norwegian Gem will sail from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, starting 15th August.

The Norwegian Epic will launch from Barcelona 5th September.

The Norwegian Getaway will sail from Civitavecchia (Rome) 13th September.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Oceania Cruises

The Marina will launch service 29th August on sailings to in Scandinavia and Western Europe. 

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The Seven Seas Splendor will launch service 11th September from Southampton, England.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Royal Caribbean International

The Adventure of the Seas will sail 7-day cruises from Nassau, Bahamas beginning 12th June.

The Vision of the Seas will launch from Bermuda 7-day cruises beginning 26th June.

The Jewel of the Seas will homeport from Limassol, Cyprus on 7-day cruises to the Greek islands beginning 10th July.

Vaccines: Required for adults; children under 18 must produce proof of a negative Covid test.


The Seabourn Odyssey will launch seven-day Caribbean cruises from Bridgetown, Barbados, on 18th July.

The Seabourn Ovation will operate seven-day cruises in Greece and Cyprus from Athens, beginning 3rd July. 

Vaccines: Required for all passengers. 

Silversea Cruises

The Silver Moon will launch 10-day cruises from Athens beginning 18th June.

The Silver Origin will start Galapagos Islands cruises 19th June. 

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.


The Viking Orion will operate eight-day Bermuda sailings from Hamilton in June.

The Viking Sky will homeport in Reykjavik and offer eight-day Iceland cruise in June.

The Viking Venus and the Viking Sea will both launch cruises from Valletta, Malta, in July.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers. 

Windstar Cruises

The Star Breeze will sail from Philipsburg, St. Maarten and the Wind Star from Athens, both on 19th June. The Wind Spirit will launch in Tahiti on 15th July and the Wind Surf on 8th August from Barcelona.

Vaccines: required for all passengers.

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