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Two major cruise lines just postponed sailings on 15 ships — here are all the cruises that have been canceled amid the Omicron surge

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have postponed a total of 15 cruise ships amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. ...

Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship docked in Hong Kong in October 2021. Tall buildings line the background.
Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship docked in Hong Kong in October 2021.

  • On Tuesday, Norwegian postponed sailings across 11 cruise ships. 
  • Royal Caribbean has also paused itineraries on four ships as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.
  • These are all the cruise ships Norwegian and Royal Caribbean have postponed.

Two major cruise lines have canceled sailings on a combined 15 ships as COVID-19 continues to spike around the world amid spread of the Omicron variant.

The majority of cruise ships sailing in the US have reported COVID-19 outbreaks in the last several weeks, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These ongoing outbreaks have barred cruise ships from docking at ports of calls, infected crew, and forced passengers to quarantine aboard ships. 

Amid these disruptions, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean have postponed several sailings, citing travel restrictions or the COVID-19 outbreak. Almost 250 cruises were set to sail throughout the first month of 2022, but this ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases could continue to cause further cancellations.

These are all the cruise vessels now facing cancelations:

Norwegian Cruise Line 

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl on the water in Amsterdam on a sunny day.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam.

In early January, Norwegian announced it will be canceling itineraries aboard eight ships due to "ongoing travel restrictions." On Tuesday, the cruise giant expanded these postponements to include embarkations across 11 vessels:

  • Norwegian Pearl — postponed through January 17 
  • Norwegian Dawn — postponed through January 18 
  • Norwegian Getaway — postponed through January 19 
  • Norwegian Escape — postponed through January 22 
  • Norwegian Joy — postponed through January 22 
  • Norwegian Sky — postponed through February 25 
  • Pride of America — postponed through February 26 
  • Norwegian Jade — postponed through March 3 
  • Norwegian Star — postponed through March 19
  • Norwegian Sun — postponed through April 19 
  • Norwegian Spirit — postponed through April 23

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship
Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship.

On Friday, Royal Caribbean also canceled sailings aboard four ships, citing "ongoing COVID-related circumstances":

  • Vision of the Seas — postponed until March 7. 
  • Serenade of the Seas — postponed until April 26
  • Jewel of the Seas sailings — postponed until February 20
  • Symphony of the Seas — postponed until January 29

The Vision of the Seas is currently being used as a quarantine vessel for Royal Caribbean crew who have contracted COVID-19.

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