Cruise Ships Back in Service January 2021 Update.

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A number of cruise ships are sailing globally in January as the industry continues its restart, in a staggered phased-in approach with an emphasis on regional start ups.

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

Explorer Dream

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

World Dream

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

Quantum of the Seas Back in Singapore

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

Mein Schiff 2

Cruise Line: TUI Cruises
Ship: Mein Schiff 2
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,894
Built: 2019
Homeport: Las Palmas (Spain)
Itinerary: 7 and 14 nights to the Canaries calling at Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera
Status: Sailing

Mein Schiff 1

Cruise Line: TUI Cruises
Ship: Mein Schiff 1
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,894
Built: 2018
Homeport: Las Palmas (Spain)
Itinerary: 21 nights to the Canaries, with stops at Tenerife, La Gomera, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Arrecife and Puerto del Rosario
Status: Sailing

MSC Grandiosa

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: Set to start on January 10, 2021

MSC Magnifica

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,550
Built: 2010
Homeport: Genoa (Italy)
Itinerary: 10 nights to Livorno, Civitavecchia, Messina, Valletta, Piraeus and Katakolon
Status: Set to start on February 14, 2021

Costa Smeralda

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: Set to start on January 7, 2021


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: Set to start on January 2, 2021


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: Set to start on January 3, 2021


Cruise Line: AIDA
Ship: AIDAstella
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,192
Built: 2013
Homeport: Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
Itinerary: Civitavecchia, Livorno, Marseille and Barcelona
Status: Set to start on January 22, 2021


Cruise Line: AIDA
Ship: AIDAprima
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,250
Built: 2017
Homeport: Dubai (UAE)
Itinerary: Muscat and Abu Dhabi
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on January 29, 2021

Europa 2

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: Sailing

Hanseatic Inspiration

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 for January 5, 2021

Aranui 5

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

Coral Discoverer

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: Concluding its first post-pandemic season

Coral Adventurer

Cruise Line: Coral Expeditions
Ship: Coral Adventurer
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 120
Built: 2019
Homeport: Cairns, Brisbane, Freemantle, Broome and Adelaide (Australia)
Itinerary: Coral Sea, South Australia, Great Australian Bight and more
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled on January 22, 2021

True North

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

Asuka II

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

Nippon Maru

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

Pacific Venus

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

Spirt of Enderby

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

Le Lapérouse

Cruise Line: Ponant
Ship: Le Lapérouse
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 264
Built: 2018
Itinerary: Expeditions to remote parts of New Zealand, exclusive to New Zealanders
Status: Planned – first sailing scheduled to February 2021


Happy sailing.

Rgds, Sailor

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