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Cruises for Americans this Summer 2021

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Cruise Lines will be sailing from non U.S. Ports- Photo Credit: Stephanie Klepacki

Article Credit to Johanna Jainchill

Starting this spring, at least eight 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.

Celebrity Cruises

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

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

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 May 29th from Piraeus, Greece.

Vaccine requirements: Currently, 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 on Aug. 5.

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

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

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Norwegian Cruise Line

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

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

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

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

Royal Caribbean International

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

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

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

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


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

Vaccines: required for all passengers.

Silversea Cruises

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

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.

Vaccines: Required for all passengers.

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