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61 cruise brands are expected to sail in September. Here’s the full list – Cruise Industry News


The accelerated restart of the cruise industry is now reaching about half of the global fleet of 410 cruise ships. While more than 200 ships sail to several parts of the world in September, 61 cruise lines are expected to be in service this month.

Here are the brands in service in September, according to the latest edition of the Cruise Industry News Report on Cruise Ships in Service:

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International resumed guest operations last December with a series of crossings from Singapore. The brand then relaunched a service to the United States in July with short cruises from Miami.

Royal Caribbean now sails in multiple regions, with 14 returning ships in service.

Earlier this month, the brand returned to New Jersey, with the Oasis of the Seas launch service from Bayonne.

Region: Singapore, Bahamas, Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean

Ships currently in service:
– Quantum of the Seas
– Adventure of the seas
– Freedom of the seas
– Hymn of the Seas
– Jewel of the Seas
– Serenade of the Seas
– Odyssey of the seas
– Allure of the Seas
– Ovation of the seas
– Symphony of the Seas
– Independence of the seas
– Harmony of the seas
– Sailor of the seas
– Oasis of the seas

Carnival Cruise Line

After a 16-month operational hiatus, Carnival Cruise Line resumed service in July with a series of cruises departing from Galveston and Miami.

Currently, the brand has returned to service eight ships, including the new Mardi Gras, which left for its inaugural cruise on July 31.

After returning to the West Coast in late August, Carnival now plans to activate three additional ships before the end of September.

Region: North America – Bahamas, Caribbean and West Coast

Ships currently in service:
– Vista Carnival
– Horizon Carnival
– The carnival breeze
– The miracle of the carnival
– Mardi Gras
– Carnival Magic
– Sunrise Carnival
– Panorama of the Carnival
– Carnival Pride (from September 12)
– Carnival Dream (from September 19)
– Carnival Glory (from September 19)

MSC Cruises

After being the pioneer of the European restart in August 2020, MSC Cruises now has 10 ships back in service. One of the latest additions to the active fleet is the new MSC Seashore, which began its first season in August.

During August, the company also extended its resumption of service to new destinations, with the MSC Bellissima welcoming passengers in the Red Sea and the MSC Meraviglia in the Bahamas.

In September, two additional ships will enter service, the MSC Divina and the MSC Preziosa.

Region: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Red Sea, Bahamas and Caribbean

Ships currently in service:
– MSC Grandiosa
– MSC Seaside
– MSC Virtuosa
– MSC Orchestra
– MSC Splendida
– MSC Magnifica
– MSC Seaview
– MSC Bellissima
– MSC Seashore
– MSC Meraviglia
– MSC Divina (from September 16)
– MSC Preziosa (from September 23)

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line resumed service in July with a series of Greek Island cruises aboard Norwegian Jade. The brand then welcomed guests to Alaska and the Caribbean, with Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Gem respectively.

In September, the Norwegian Epic resumed service in the western Mediterranean. Two other ships are expected to welcome passengers in September, including the Norwegian Breakaway, which will restart service from New York.

Region: Europe, Alaska, Caribbean and Bermuda

Ships currently in service:
– Norwegian Jade
– Norwegian Again
– Norwegian gem
– Norwegian epic
– Norwegian Getaway (starting September 13)
– Norwegian Breakaway (starting September 26)

Celebrity cruises

After welcoming guests for the first time in June, Celebrity Cruises quickly added ships to the active lineup.

Currently, the premium brand has seven vessels in service in regions such as the Caribbean, Alaska and the United Kingdom.

An eighth ship is expected to resume service in September, offering short cruises from Miami. Previously based in St. Maarten, the Celebrity Summit will now sail to Florida, with four- and five-night cruises in the Western Caribbean.

Region: Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos and Alaska

Ships currently in service:
– The top of the celebrities
– Celebrity edge
– Celebrity silhouette
– Celebrity flora
– Millennium Celebrity
– The celebrity expedition
– Celebrity Equinox
– Celebrity Summit (from September 16)

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises returns to the West Coast this month.

After 18 months without guests, the Grand Princess welcomes returning passengers to Los Angeles on September 25 for a cruise on the Mexican Riviera.

With three ships already in service, the Carnival Corporation-owned brand resumed operations for the first time in July, offering routes to Alaska and the United Kingdom.

Region: Alaska, United Kingdom, West Coast and Mexican Riviera

Ships currently in service:
– Majestic princess
– Royal Princess
– Sky Princess
– Grand Princess (from September 25)

Disney cruise line

With two ships in service, Disney Cruise Line currently sails in the UK and North America.

Region: UK and North America

Ships currently in service:
– The magic of Disney
– Disney Dream
– Disney Fantasy (from September 11)

Regent of the Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises returns to commercial service on September 11, with the new Seven Seas Splendor.

The ship built in 2020 is expected to depart from Southampton, initially offering routes to the British Isles and Western Europe.

Region: British Isles and Western Europe

Ships currently in service:
– Seven Seas Splendor (from September 11)


In August, after an 18-month hiatus, the Azamara Quest became the first vessel to return to service for Azamara. Based in Piraeus, the ship currently offers a series of intensive destination itineraries in Greece.

Region: Europe – Greece

Ships currently in service:
– Quest for Azamara

Holland America Line

Holland America Line welcomed guests in July with a series of Alaska cruises. In August, a second ship entered service in Europe, offering routes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The brand is now considering its return to the west coast, with the Zuiderdam. Starting September 18, the ship will make a series of trips to the California coast and the Mexican Riviera from San Diego.

Region: Alaska, Mediterranean, West Coast and Mexican Riviera

Ships currently in service:
– Nieuw Amsterdam
– Eurodam
– Zuiderdam (from September 18)

Oceania Cruises

The marina became the first cruise ship to resume service for Oceania Cruises. On August 28, the ship welcomed guests to Copenhagen, kicking off a short season in Northern Europe.

Region: Europe – Scandinavia and Baltic

Ships currently in service:
– Marina

Vantage Cruise Line

Vantage’s first ocean-going cruise ship debuted in August. The new 140-guest Ocean Explorer has launched service in the UK, with a series of trips to the British Isles.

Region: Europe – British Isles

Ships currently in service:
– Ocean Explorer

TUI Cruises

TUI Cruises has most of its fleet of seven vessels in action. Currently, six ships of the brand based in Germany are sailing, offering cruises in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Region: Europe – Greece, Mediterranean and Germany

Ships currently in service:
– Mein Schiff 1
– Mein Schiff 2
– Mein Schiff 3
– Mein Schiff 4
– Mein Schiff 5
– Mein Schiff 6

Other operating brands:

  • AIDA Cruises
  • Dream Cruises in Alaska
  • American cruise lines
  • American Queen’s Steamship Company
  • APT
  • Aranui Cruises
  • Asuka Cruise
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • Black sea cruises
  • Club Med
  • Coral expeditions
  • Costa Cruises
  • CroisiEurope
  • Cristal Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Dream cruises
  • Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Cruises to the Hebrides
  • Heritage Expeditions
  • Hurtigruten
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Marella Cruises
  • Metropolitan tour
  • Mitsui OSK
  • Nicko Cruises
  • Noble Caledonia
  • P&O Cruises
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Phoenix Reisen
  • Plantours
  • Ponant
  • Saga Cruises
  • Scenic group
  • Cloud Sea Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • Sailor dream
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Lawrence Cruise Lines
  • Star clippers
  • True North Cruises
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Variety Cruises
  • Venus Cruise
  • Viking cruises
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Viva Expedition Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises

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