AIDA extends cruise suspansion through August 31

   July 3, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

AIDA Cruises today announced it believed to resume cruise operation later this summer. The company, however, added the conditions for safe travel did not yet exist in many destinations worldwide.

Since it was of great importance to AIDA to ensure all guests had confidence in planning their cruise vacations, the line extended its pause of operations until August 31.

This doesn't apply to 3 liners (AIDAperla, AIDAdiva, AIDAprima) which restart passenger shipping on August 15th.

AIDAprima cruise ship

The cruise line had previously extended cruise suspension through July 31.

The Germany-based brand also cancelled all of its Canada and the USA voyages for the remainder of the year.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises said it was in constant contact with the relevant authorities discussing the interest in restarting cruises, "when the time is right, under adapted conditions and in full compliance with all sanitization and hygiene standards and protocols for physical distancing."

Passengers whose sailing cannot take place as scheduled will be immediately informed. AIDA Cruises said bookings were processed chronologically according to the departure date. 

The company will reimburse all customers whose sailings will not take place in August for the payments previously made in the form of a future cruise credit (FCC). AIDA is also offering a bonus of 10% on top of the payment already made.