Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conditions are currently not in place in Germany’s neighbouring European countries, especially in the north with Norway and Denmark or the Baltic states. For many distant destinations outside of Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany has issued a travel warning or the respective countries have prohibited calls of cruise ships until 2021.
As a result, the cruise lien has cancelled its previously announced cruises for September and has updated its fall and winter 2020-2021 program to provide its guests and sales partners additional time to plan and book vacations for a safe and enjoyable return to cruise holidays.
As the first cruise ship from the AIDA fleet to begin sailing, AIDAmar will set course on November 1, 2020, for seven-day voyages to the Canary Islands, a popular destination with German vacationers.
AIDAperla will follow on November 7, 2020, and will take over the travel program originally planned for AIDAnova. AIDAmar’s voyages will start and end in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. For voyages with AIDAperla, in addition to Las Palmas, AIDA Cruises will offer a second departure port with Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In the Western Mediterranean, AIDA Cruises will resume sailing operations with AIDAstella on December 12, 2020, where the ship will cast off from Palma, Mallorca, on seven-day cruises to some of the most beautiful cities in the Western Mediterranean.
The treasures of the Orient take center stage during the seven-day AIDAprima cruises that will be offered starting December 11, 2020, from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and from December 15, 2020, from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
AIDA Cruises is in close contact with the responsible authorities and airlines in order to prepare for the restart of its voyages in November and December.
All AIDA cruises take place in compliance with the requirements of the respective international and national health authorities as well as the enhanced health and hygiene standards of AIDA Cruises.
The renowned independent testing company SGS Institut Fresenius and the classification society DNV-GL have reviewed and confirmed the enhanced health and hygiene standards and the processes of preventive measures that AIDA Cruises will implement for the restart of cruise operations.