Cruise Ships Resuming Service in September

According to the September 2021 edition of the News, 50 cruise lines will be in service once again this month.  

Here’s a selection of brands reentering service:

Regent Seven Seas
First Cruise: September 11
Ship: Seven Seas Splendor
British Islands


On September 11, the Seven Seas Splendor is set to become the first ship to resume service for Regent Seven Seas. On that day, the 2020-built vessel is departing Southampton on a 11-night cruise around the British Islands, with visits to Liverpool, Kirkwall, Dublin and more.

After six additional itineraries in Europe, the luxury ship is crossing the Atlantic in November, for a series of Winter cruises in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, in October, a second Regent ship is set to resume service – the Seven Seas Explorer.

Plantours Kreuzfahrten
First Cruise: September 29
Western Europe

Plantours Kreuzfahrten plans to resume service on September 29, with its sole vessel, the Hamburg. The Germany-based brand is welcoming the guests back in Lisbon, for a positional cruise to Northern Europe.

The vessel is then set to offer a new series of Autumn cruises to the Baltic, Western Europe, Azores, Cape Verde and the Canaries. For the Winter, the 420-guest ship is scheduled to sail around Antarctica, Brazil, the Chilean Fjords and more. 

Star Clippers
First Cruise: September 14
Ship: Royal Clipper

The 227-guest Royal Clipper will mark Star Clippers’ return to service on September 14. Starting on the date, the windjammer is offering a series of Mediterranean cruises, visiting popular destinations in the region.

While a second vessel of the fleet, the Star Flyer, resumes service in November, the Royal Clipper is set to depart on a transatlantic crossing in late October. After a series of cruises in the Canaries, the ship arrives in Bridgetown on November 6, ahead of a series of Caribbean itineraries.

Selectum Blu Cruises
First Cruise: August 28
Blue Sapphire
Eastern Mediterranean

A startup, Selectum Blu Cruises launched operations on August 28. Operating the former Saga Sapphire, the new brand is now in service in the Eastern Mediterranean.


As the cruise restart continues, over 200 ships are set to be in service by the end of September, according to data from the Cruise Ships in Service Report by Cruise Industry News.

From the 5,400-guest Oasis of the Seas to the 136-guest Sea Cloud Spirit, nearly 30 different vessels are joining the active fleet during the month, sailing to several popular cruise destinations.

Here are the details:

Ship: Silver Spirit
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 608
Built: 2009
Homeport: Southampton (England)
Itinerary: Northern Europe and British Islands
First Cruise: September 3

Ship: Marella Discovery
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 1,800
Built: 1996
Homeport: Corfu (Greece)
Itinerary: Greek Islands
First Cruise: September 3

Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 5,400
Built: 2009
Homeport: Cape Liberty (United States)
Itinerary: Port Canaveral, CocoCay and Nassau
First Cruise: September 5

Ship: Norwegian Epic
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,200
Built: 2010
Homeport: Barcelona (Spain)
Itinerary: Western Mediterranean
First Cruise: September 5

Ship: Costa Fascinosa
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,000
Built: 2012
Homeport: Savona (Italy)
Itinerary: Ten nights to Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena, M├ílaga, Cadiz and Lisbon
First Cruise: September 5

Ship: AIDAluna
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,030
Built: 2009
Homeport: Kiel (Germany)
Itinerary: Baltic
First Cruise: September 5

Ship: Disney Fantasy
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,500
Built: 2012
Homeport: Port Canaveral (United States)
Itinerary: Four-night Bahamian voyages with stops at Castaway Cay
First Cruise: September 11

Ship: Seven Seas Splendor
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 750
Built: 2020
Homeport: Southampton (England)
Itinerary: British Islands and Western Europe
First Cruise: September 11

Ship: Carnival Pride
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,100
Built: 2001
Homeport: Baltimore (United States)
Itinerary: Bahamas - Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Freeport, Bimini and more
First Cruise: September 12

Ship: Carnival Glory
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,974
Built: 2003
Homeport: New Orleans (United States)
Itinerary: Week-long Western or Eastern Caribbean cruises
First Cruise: September 12

Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,000
Built: 2014
Homeport: Civitavecchia (Italy)
Itinerary: Eastern Mediterranean
First Cruise: September 13

Ship: Costa Diadema
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,700
Built: 2014
Homeport: Savona (Italy)
Itinerary: 14 nights to Eastern Mediterranean with Turkey and Greece
First Cruise: September 13

Ship: Sea Cloud Spirit
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 136
Built: 2021
Homeport: Civitavecchia (Italy)
Itinerary: Western Mediterranean
First Cruise: September 14

Ship: Royal Clipper
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 227
Built: 2000
Homeport: Civitavecchia (Italy) and Cannes (France)
Itinerary: Mediterranean
First Cruise: September 14

Ship: MSC Divina
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,500
Built: 2012
Homeport: Port Canaveral (United States)
Itinerary: Bahamas and Western Caribbean
First Cruise: September 16

Ship: Zuiderdam
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 1,916
Built: 2002
Homeport: San Diego (United States)
Itinerary: California Coast and Mexican Riviera
First Cruise: September 18

Ship: Carnival Dream
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,650
Built: 2009
Homeport: Galveston (United States)
Itinerary: Bahamas and Mexico
First Cruise: September 19

Ship: MSC Preziosa
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 3,500
Built: 2013
Homeport: Genoa (Italy)
Itinerary: Short Western Mediterranean cruises visiting Barcelona, Marseille, Ajaccio and more
First Cruise: September 23

Ship: Grand Princess
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 2,600
Built: 1998
Homeport: Los Angeles (United States)
Itinerary: Four- and five-night cruises to Mexican Riviera
First Cruise: September 25

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 4,000
Built: 2013
Homeport: New York City (United States)
Itinerary: Bermuda
First Cruise: September 26

Ship: Star Legend 
Capacity (at 100% Occupancy): 312
Built: 1992
Homeport: Lisbon (Portugal) and Barcelona (Spain)
Itinerary: Iberia and Morocco
First Cruise: September 27

Other vessels set to resume service during September:

  • Nippon Maru (OSK Line)
  • Celebrity Summit (Celebrity Cruises)
  • Asuka II (Asuka Cruise)
  • Pacific Venus (Venus Cruise)
  • Maud (Hurtigruten)
  • Hamburg (Plantours)
  • Explorer Dream (Dream Cruises)
  • Silver Shadow (Silversea)



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