Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020
Aida Cruises recently announced it has decided to stop its operations in Europe, cancelling all voyages planned before November 30. The decision comes following the German government’s move to impose further restrictions on public life and travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amid a rise in new active cases.
Aida restarted its cruises on a phased-in basis in mid-October and is going for another closure but the cruise line mentioned that it fully supports the government decision. All guests impacted by the cancellations will also be immediately informed. The cruise line said in a statement that it recognises its decision is disappointing to its guests and appreciates guests understanding the importance of making health and safety the most important priority.
It mentioned that the highest responsibilities and top priorities of the company are compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of its guests, crew, shoreside employees, and the people and communities its ships visit. It stated that the same commitment is reflected in the temporary pause in cruise operations. The restrictions in Germany are expected to last for four weeks.