2020 Cruise Cancelation Update
2020 Cruise Cancelation Update
Now that we are just over halfway through 2020, let us give you a cruise cancelation update.
European River Cruises
As of this writing, the European river cruises for American travelers are shut down through the end of October. Although, Viking River Cruises just announced that they are suspending all river cruises worldwide through the end of the year.
In contrast, a few of the European river cruises branded for European travelers have slowly restarted operations. Further, AmaWaterways has put one of their river cruise ships in operation for German travelers. All eyes will be on these first-out-of-the-gate cruise lines.
While I’m not certain and hope to be wrong, I’m guessing that European river cruises are a bust for the rest of the year. Again, I hope I’m wrong.
If you are interested in a European river cruise for 2021, we recommend booking with us soon that later. Those itineraries are well over 50% sold out.
To explore river cruises for 2021 and beyond, explore all brands with our river cruise search tool.
American River Cruises
American-owned river cruise brands are all currently on pause with hopes of commencing sailing in the fall. If you’re not familiar with the American river cruise brands, take a peek at this article: Best U.S. River Cruise Companies.
American Ocean Cruises
The U.S. law prohibits internationally-flagged ocean cruise lines from sailing to U.S. ports without at least one international port in the itinerary. This is why, for example, that most Alaska cruises will begin in Vancouver.
However, American-owned and flagged cruise lines can build itineraries that sail exclusively to American ports.
These ocean cruises are generally very small ships with 175 people or less. They also generally avoid the vast open seas. Instead, these cruises might offer destinations all up and down the east coast, Alaska without the long “at sea” days, the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, and even cruises on the Great Lakes.
To explore these American destination cruise lines, give these links a click:
International Ocean Cruises
Ocean cruises that serve American travelers are currently suspended through the end of October. Further, Viking and a few other cruise lines have suspended their ocean cruises through the end of 2020.
At the moment, these cruise lines have high hopes to begin sailing in the Caribbean and destinations south of the equator in January. If we see COVID-19 cases significantly drop by then, I think that might be a possibility.
As with river cruises, bookings for 2021 ocean cruises are in high demand and we advise booking sooner than later.
To explore ocean cruises for 2021 and beyond, explore all brands with our ocean cruise search tool.
How to Book an Ocean or River Cruise
Did you know that when you book an ocean or river cruise with Roaming Boomers Travel Services that the price will be exactly the same as booking directly with a cruise line?
Plus, when you book with us, you will get our expert advice and often extra perks on top of the cruise lines best offers.
Further, many cruise itineraries offer our Virtuoso Voyages Perks.
Take a look at this article to learn more about the advantages we bring to your cruise booking.
For more information about our services or to book your next fun cruise, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here) and we’ll reach out to you.
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