Cruise Line To Resume Sailings Earlier With Expanded Offerings

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Carnival-owned Aida Cruises will kick off operations earlier than recently planned along with expanded offerings in Italy.

Aida Cruises To Resume Sailings

Aida Cruises which is Carnival Corps’ German cruise brand has announced it will kick start sailings earlier than expected. The cruise line is now offering expanded offerings out of Italy starting on October 17, 2020.

The cruise line will begin a new seven-day itinerary out of Civitavecchia (Rome) and only make calls to Italian ports including Palermo and Catania in Sicily, Naples and La Spezia. There is also an overnight in Rome planned which will be exciting for guests.

AIDAblu will be the vessel to offer these new Italian cruises. In November AIDAmar will resume operations with 7-day voyages in the Canary Islands and AIDAperla will sail from Las Palmas from November 7. More details about the November cruises are here.

The new offerings out of Italy will be departing every week until November 28, 2020. There will be new health measures in place. These protocols have been developed by leading medical experts and audited by an independent SGS Institut Fresenius and the classification society DNV-GL.

Also Read: Second MSC Cruise Ship to Restart Operations Soon

Guests will need to go through a COVID-19 test before boarding during embarkation along with regular temperature measurements and social distancing. Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises have already started sailings and so far the return of operations has proved to be successful.

Aida has had a couple of setbacks of resuming cruises in Europe. The cruise line had originally planned to start in August 2020 but travel restrictions were too harsh back then. The return date in September was also cancelled with Aida eventually settling with November the 1st. Thankfully with cruises looking good out of Italy, Aida has been able to restart earlier.

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