The Carnival Corporation-owned (Germany-based) brand AIDA Cruises announced it had cancelled all its Canada and the USA voyages for the remainder of the year due to international travel restrictions caused by the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
AIDA officials revealed that all cancelled bookings will be chronologically processed.
Canada banned all cruise ships through October 2020, while the USA has not announced a plan to allow cruises from Europe to visit American ports. AIDA is thus focused on developing detailed plans for a fast restart.
AIDA is currently working with EU's health organizations and international authorities to protect crew and customers as voyages commence among approved European countries.
Customers impacted by the cancellations will be reimbursed in 110% FCC (future cruise credit) including a 10% bonus over the payment made. The FCC can be used for bookings through December 31, 2021.