Given the gradual easing in intra-European travel, AIDA Cruises believes it will resume its cruise operation later this summer. However, the conditions for safe travel do not yet exist in many destinations worldwide.
Since it is of great importance to AIDA Cruises to ensure all guests have confidence in planning their vacations, the cruise line announced it has extended its pause of operations until August 31, 2020. This does not apply to individual departures from AIDAprima, AIDAperla and AIDAdiva.
AIDA Cruises is in close and constant contact with all of the relevant authorities discussing the cruise line’s interest in restarting cruise vacations, when the time is right, under adapted conditions and in full compliance with all sanitization and hygiene standards and protocols for physical distancing.
Costa Cruises announced a further pause for all its cruises until August 15th, 2020 and the cancellation of all cruises in Northern Europe for the remainder of the 2020 summer season. The decision is linked to the uncertainty on the gradual reopening of ports to cruise ships and the restrictions that may still be in place for the movements of people due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Costa is taking steps to inform both travel agents and guests affected by these changes. They will be guaranteed a re-protection in accordance with the applicable legislation, which offers the highest guarantee in this contingency situation.
In the meantime, Costa Cruises is working alongside all relevant Authorities to define health protocols for a potential restart of cruises as soon as possible.