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Updated News Regarding Cruise Lines and Passenger Ships in Operation December 2020

Published on: 22 December 2020

Updated News Regarding Cruise Lines and Passenger Ships in Operation December 2020

 

A number of cruise ships are back in operation globally as the industry continues its restart with some ships sailing at reduced capacity levels.

Here are the cruise ships currently back in service or planning restarts in December:

Cruise Line: Dream Cruises
Ship: Explorer Dream
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 1,856
Built: 1999
Homeport: Keelung (Taiwan)
Itinerary: One- to five-night cruises to Penghu, Matsu, Anping, Kaohsiung and Hualien
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Dream Cruises
Ship: World Dream
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy):  3,360
Built: 2017
Homeport: Singapore
Itinerary: Two and three-night cruises to nowhere, exclusive to local residents
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Ship: Quantum of the Seas
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,100
Built: 2014
Homeport: Singapore
Itinerary: Three- and four-night cruises to nowhere, exclusive to Singapore residents
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: TUI Cruises
Ship: Mein Schiff 2
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,894
Built: 2019
Homeport: Las Palmas (Spain)
Itinerary: Canaries: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera
Status: Sailing

 

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

 

Cruise Line: Costa Cruises
Ship: Costa Smeralda
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 5,224
Built: 2019
Homeport: Savona (Italy)
Itinerary: La Spezia, Cagliari, Messina, Naples and Civitavecchia
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Costa Cruises
Ship: Costa Serena
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,000
Built: 2007
Homeport: Keelung (Taiwan)
Itinerary: Two- and four-night cruises to Hualien and Kaohsiung
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled in early December

 

Cruise Line: AIDA
Ship: AIDAperla
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,250
Built: 2017
Homeport: Gran Canaria (Spain)
Itinerary: Canaries – Funchal, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote
Status: Planned – First sailing scheduled on December 5, 2020

 

Cruise Line: AIDA
Ship: AIDAmar
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,174
Built: 2012
Homeport: Gran Canaria (Spain)
Itinerary: Canaries – Tenerife, La Palma, Funchal and Lanzarote
Status: Planned – First sailing scheduled on December 20, 2020

 

Cruise Line: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Ship: Europa 2
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 513
Built: 2013
Homeport: Tenerife (Spain)
Itinerary: Canaries and Madeira – Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma , El Hierro and Funchal
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on December 12, 2020

 

Cruise Line: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Ship: Hanseatic Inspiration
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 230
Built: 2019
Homeport: Hamburg (Germany)
Itinerary: After offering expedition cruises to Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Poland for the past few months, the vessel is now set to sail new winter itineraries to Norway and the Lapland, exploring Finland and Sweden.
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on December 20, 2020

 

Cruise Line: Aranui Cruises
Ship: Aranui 5
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 254
Built: 2015
Homeport: Papeete (Tahiti)
Itinerary: Marquesas Islands
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Coral Expeditions
Ship: Coral Discoverer
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 72
Built: 2005
Homeport: Cairns (Australia)
Itinerary: Great Barrier Reef and North Queensland
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: True North Cruises
Ship: True North
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 36
Built: 2005
Homeport: Cairns (Australia)
Itinerary: Kimberley Region  
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Asuka Cruise (NYK Line)
Ship: Asuka II
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 720
Built: 1990
Homeport: Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe (Japan)
Itinerary: Short cruises visiting only Japanese ports
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Lines
Ship: Nippon Maru
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 600
Built: 1990
Homeport: Yokohama and Kobe (Japan)
Itinerary: Short cruises visiting only Japanese ports
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Venus Cruise
Ship: Pacific Venus
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 680
Built: 1998
Homeport: Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Yokohama and Tokyo (Japan)
Itinerary: One- to three-night cruises to Japanese ports
Status: Sailing

 

Cruise Line: Heritage Expeditions
Ship: Spirit of Enderby
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 50
Built: 1984
Homeport: Bluff (New Zealand)  
Itinerary: Fiordland, Stewart Island and New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Status: Sailing

 

Some updates regarding the largest and most luxurious Companies such as Royal Caribbean International, CCL, etc.

 

*The Company RCCL announced that most of the RCCL Luxury Passenger Ships will restart in March 2021: Oasis of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and many others..

 

*DCL ships sailings are cancelled onboard the Disney Magic through Feb. 25, Disney Wonder and Disney Dream through Feb. 26 and Disney Fantasy through Feb. 27.

 

*CCL Management informed that the operation side of the Company prepared Carnival Horizon for some exclusive cruises from the Beginning of February 2021

 

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