Corfu Port Authority was informed by AIDAblu's Captain shortly after the liner departed, requesting to return in order to disembark the man who needed hospital treatment. From Port Kerkyra, the patient was transferred by ambulance to Corfu General Hospital.
AIDAblu started the season in the Eastern Mediterranean on May 23 departing on a 7-day cruise from Corfu. She will sail Eastern Mediterranean itineraries through October 17, 2021, visiting the Greek ports of Piraeus-Athens, Katakolon-Olympia, Heraklion (Crete), and Rhodes Island.
According to passengers sailing on the previous voyage, the AIDAblu captain had made an announcement that the crew members would be vaccinated against the Coronavirus on May 28, at the port of Piraeus (Athens). Guests reported that Capt. Peter Schade had announced AIDA Cruises was able to secure vaccines for the crew due to the Greek health officials.
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