AIDA Cruises today announced it is temporarily pausing its sailings for November, canceling all voyages planned between October 31 and November 30.
This follows the October 28 decision of the Federal Government of Germany to impose further restrictions on public life and travel in order to limit the spread of COVID, which AIDA supports.
As Germany's leading cruise line and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, AIDA Cruises said its highest responsibility and top priorities were "compliance, environmental protection, and the health, safety, and well-being of its guests, crew, shoreside employees, and the people and communities its ships visit", and that commitment was reflected in the company’s temporary pause in operations. AIDA recognizes its decision was disappointing to its guests and appreciated them "understanding the importance of making health and safety the most important priority."
AIDA restarted voyages on a phased-in basis in mid-October thus demonstrating that safe travel was possible via implementing comprehensive health and safety protocols developed in coordination with international and national authorities and medical experts.
To offer passengers cruises from December 2020 onwards, the line will continue to observe its enhanced protocols and will closely monitor the development of the pandemic.