AIDA Cruises has updated its protocols for the fall and winter seasons. The company is also implementing a new “mobility pass” program, which will allow passengers to travel anywhere on the cruise line’s ships with no additional costs.
AIDA Cruises has updated its protocols for fall and winter because of the coronavirus.
AIDA, a German cruise line, has revised its procedures for cruise ships sailing throughout the autumn and winter seasons. The cruise company just recently done so in order to comply with new health laws in the nations where it travels. On board, there are also some modifications, including some looser restrictions.
AIDA Cruises Health Regulations by Destination
All passengers above the age of 12 must be properly vaccinated on cruises in Europe under the new requirements. Guests who have recovered from COVID-19 but have not yet received their vaccine are not permitted to cruise in Europe. A negative COVID-19 test is adequate for children under the age of 12.
For cruises to Norway, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Asia, the requirements are more tighter. All passengers aboard are required to get vaccinated. All passengers, including children, must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19; guests who have recovered from COVID-19 but are unable to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail.
Despite the latest vaccine updates, the cruise company is permitting self-service in the buffet and other areas, making the aboard experience more casual. “Update on our winter trips 2021/2022!!!” the Carnival-owned cruise company said on Facebook. For all trips, we’ve revised our health and safety principles. The improvements provide some respite for aboard life, such as self-service in buffet restaurants as well as service in at least one buffet restaurant, wellness services expansion, and much more.”
The new restrictions were put in place after many nations demanded that everyone aboard be fully vaccinated. This impacts cruises to Norway on the AIDAsol, for example. All visitors, regardless of age, are required by Norwegian law to get vaccinated. The Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands are two Caribbean nations that have recently enacted similar legislation.
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New Rules Affect All AIDA Ships
The new regulations apply to all AIDA ships now in service and throughout the approaching winter months. Vaccinations were only required on trips to Norway in summer and autumn, according to the cruise company. This measure is currently being implemented to different degrees on all voyages on all ships.
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All passengers above the age of twelve will be required to be completely vaccinated for cruises in Europe on the following ships: AIDAblu, AIDAcosma, AIDAmar, AIDAperla, AIDAprima, AIDAstella, and AIDAvita.
Because the AIDAdiva, AIDAluna, AIDAperla, AIDAsol, and AIDAnova will be traveling in the Caribbean, Norway, the Middle East, or Asia, all passengers must provide evidence of complete immunization. The following are the precise installation dates for each vessel:
- From October 31, 2021, AIDAblu will be available.
- AIDAcosma will begin on December 22, 2021.
- AIDAdiva will be available on October 26, 2021.
- From October 18, 2021, AIDAluna will be available.
- AIDAmar will begin on October 24, 2021.
- AIDAnova will begin on November 5, 2021.
- From October 29, 2021, AIDAperla will be available.
- AIDAprima will begin on October 23, 2021.
- From October 16, 2021, AIDAsol will be available.
- AIDAstella will be available until October 31, 2021.
- AIDAvita will begin on February 19, 2022.
Reactions that are mixed
Some passengers who had booked a cruise on one of the ships were disappointed, and in some instances outraged, by the regulation change, while others were pleased with the casual atmosphere aboard. The cruise company was one of the few that had not yet adopted a vaccination policy that applied to the whole fleet.
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One reason why many people choose AIDA over other cruise lines. On the company’s Facebook page, one of the guests wrote:
“We recently cancelled our Norwegian Caribbean trip and booked AIDA since we weren’t sure whether Norwegian would prolong the need for a 100 percent immunization rate beyond December 31st. We also made straight reservations for the first shore excursions last night. Unfortunately, the youngsters under the age of 12 are the most affected by the epidemic. Corona is known to be almost problem-free in this age range; thus, when elder passengers are vaccinated, they will be protected appropriately (as of course my wife and I). Right now, I’m very dissatisfied.”
AIDA Cruises has now joined other German cruise lines, such as TUI and Hapag Lloyd, as well as the majority of foreign cruise lines, in requiring obligatory vaccinations.
Testing will be required before to boarding and on longer voyages throughout the cruise, as well as obligatory mask usage in all interior spaces except while eating or drinking, and social distancing measures throughout the vessel.
Guests who want to cancel their trip owing to these measures will get a full refund, while those who prefer to rebook will receive an onboard credit.
AIDA Cruises has updated its protocols for the fall and winter. The company is offering new itineraries, including a cruise from Miami to Havana, Cuba. Reference: us cruises.
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