Published on : Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Germany-based Aida Cruises recently confirmed that it is hoping to return to the seas around November as the cruise line seeks to resume services after a COVID-19 enforced suspension of operations. The cruise line previously cancelled its announced September cruises due to various pandemic related travel restrictions in Germany as well as Europe. It also updated its fall and winter 2020-2021 program.
AIDAmarb will be the first ship from the Aida fleet to begin sailing, and will a course on November 1 for seven-day voyages to the Canary Islands, a popular destination with German vacationers. This would be followed by AIDAperla on November 7, and will take over the travel program originally planned for AIDAnova. In the western Mediterranean, Aida Cruises will resume sailing operations with AIDAstella on December 12, where the ship will cast off from Palma, Mallorca, on seven-day voyages to some of the most beautiful cities in the region.
During the seven-day AIDAprima cruises that will be offered starting December 11, from Dubai, and from December 15 from Abu Dhabi, the treasures of the Orient will take centre stage. AIDA Cruises is also in close contact with the responsible authorities and airlines in order to prepare for the restart of its voyages in November and December. Felix Eichhorn, President, AIDA Cruises said in a statement that even though it is currently not possible for cruise ships to call at Norway, which is important for voyages to the north, the cruise line is confident that the first Aida ships from Germany will be able to travel to northern Europe again at the beginning of 2021.