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Carnival-Owned Cruise Line Extends Pause on Operations

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Carnival-owned Aida Cruises has followed most other cruise lines by extending its pause on cruise operations.

Aida Cruises Extends Suspension on Cruises

The German-based cruise line has followed the industry by extending its hold on cruise operations around the world. This also comes after the German government issues a global travel warning until at least the middle of June 2020.

The cruise line has now taken the decision to extend cancelled cruises through June 30, 2020. The first embarkations will then commence from July 1 but cruisers should check on developments as this could change further depending on the global pandemic.

Those guest on all impacted sailings are being contacted by Aida Cruises and compensation is being offered. All guests who were booked on cruises between March 8 and June 30 will provided with a travel credit. An alternative booking can be made with an additional 10% on a cruise bookings no later than December 31, 2020.

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Guests can also simply receive a full refund of their cruise fare. The cruise line is providing confidence and more flexibility with any bookings up to July 31 with no change fees up to 60 days before the departure date.

Aida had previously announced that cruises would be cancelled until May 31, 2020, but now with the virus still impacting much of the world, strict travel restrictions and port closures that has now been extended.

Other Carnival-owned cruise lines have already announced extensions including Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Cunard Line, and P&O Cruises. You can check the full list of when each cruise line will resume sailings right here.

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