This week a number of cruise lines released itineraries for 2020 and beyond.
Celebrity Cruises released its 2021 – 2022 season of sailings, which will include eight maiden calls: Taranto, Italy; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Ilocos, Philippines; Ishigaki, Japan; three new ports in Greece – Zakynthos, Hydra, and Thessaloniki; and the Kenai Peninsula in Homer, Alaska, the highlight of a new cruisetour debuting in 2021. That season will also mark the first time a Solstice-class ship, the newly refreshed Celebrity Solstice, heads to Asia. The likewise-transformed Celebrity Eclipse will return to Alaska, while the Celebrity Infinity will sail its first Mediterranean season since its own renovation. The Celebrity Millennium will sail two new Caribbean itineraries, a 10-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary and a short, four-night weekend escape calling Key West, Florida, and Nassau, Bahamas.
Cunard announced its 2021 Alaska season, as well as its 2022 World & Exotic Voyage Program. In 2021 the Queen Elizabeth will operate seven roundtrip voyages from Vancouver or Victoria, ranging from 10 – 12 nights and calling at ports such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as scenic cruising in the narrow waterways of the Inside Passage. The World & Exotic Voyage Program onboard the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 will include a full World Voyage, itineraries in Japan and Australia and a cruise around Cape Horn.
In small ship news, Sea Cloud Cruises released the first brochure for its new build and third tall ship, the Sea Cloud Spirit, with sailings available from August 2020 – April 2021. The ship’s inaugural voyage will kick off August 29, running from Lisbon to Rome, after which the ship will spend the late summer and early fall in the Mediterranean. Then, the ship will make its way to the Caribbean with a transatlantic crossing in November 2020, spending 2021 in the Caribbean, Central America, Florida and the Bahamas.
Azamara released a number of sailings from 2020 through 2022. In 2020, the line will call at 41 maiden ports, most notably Husavik, Iceland, and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The line’s winter 2021 / spring 2022 sailings will include 140 overnight stays, including on a 14-night Black Sea voyage, departing July 20, 2021.
Finally, in river cruise news, Tauck announced that professional dancer, trained musician and television show host Mickela Mallozzi will be joining Tauck guests next year on two special sailings of the company's eight-day “Danube Reflections” river cruise. Mallozzi is the host and executive producer of the four-time Emmy Award-winning show “Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi," a PBS series chronicling local folk dance and music traditions. The two Tauck departures with Mallozzi will highlight traditions along the Danube with interactive performances and workshops. Mallozzi will join the April 22, 2020, Danube Reflections sailing from Regensburg to Vienna, and the October 14, 2020, sailing from Vienna to Regensburg.