Carnival-Owned Cruise Line Cancels Departures Until August 31

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Aida Cruises which is one of nine Carnival-owned cruise brands has announced an extension on its pause on cruises.

Aida Cruises Cancels More Cruises

The cruise line which is based in Germany has announced that cruise operations will continue to be suspended until August 31, 2020. This is due to conditions for safe travel that do not net exist in many destinations around the world. It’s important for the crew and guests to remain safe and cruises can’t resume until that is the case.

Even though Aida has extended the pause on service it does not apply to some individual departures. Cruises on AIDAprima, AIDAperla and AIDAdiva are set to resume from August 15, 2020. Cruises on AIDAbella are expected to begin from August 30, 2020. Cruises on AIDAsol are scheduled to resume from August 25, 2020. For the remainder of the fleet, it’s a no go on sailings until the extended date.

For those guests impacted by the further cancellations in August, the cruise line is providing two options. Another cruise can be booked in the future with a 10% bonus credit on top of what has already been paid. Guests can also simply request a full refund if they no longer want to go ahead with a cruise vacation any time soon.

Aida has said it’s in close and constant contact with the relevant authorities on getting cruising restarted. When the time is right Aida will resume sailings with new health measures to keep guests and crew safe. this will include new hygiene standards and protocols for physical distancing.

The cruise line has already announced that sailings to the United States and Canada are cancelled until 2021. This is due to ongoing travel restrictions there and uncertainty in those regions. Aida previously announced that cruises would be canceled through July 31, 2020, but of course, following many other cruise operators, that date has been extended to August 31.

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