Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises has announced that the cruise line is planning on resuming some cruises at the beginning of September. The prerequisite for this was the approval of the flag state Italy for the restart concepts.
The first trips from Kiel will start on September 6, 2020. The first cruises with AIDAperla to the Norwegian fjords start from Hamburg on September 12, 19 and 26, 2020.
In the coming days, AIDA Cruises will review the specific details of this decision and will work closely with all responsible authorities of the flag state Italy and the classification society in order to carefully implement the new protocols and regulations in the sense of a responsible restart on board the AIDA ships.
As the current development shows, unfortunately not in all European travel destinations the prerequisites for safe travel are given yet.
Due to the current situation, the cruise line must extend the pause of its cruise season until September 30, 2020, except for the above-mentioned departures from Kiel (starting from September 6, 2020) and Hamburg (starting from September 12, 2020).
All guests who were on one of the canceled cruises will receive notification from the cruise line.