Due to the spreading coronavirus in East Asia and the increasing travel restrictions in connection with it, AIDA Cruises has decided to end the Asian season of AIDAvita and AIDAbella prematurely.
German cruise line AIDA has announced that, while there has been no suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus aboard an AIDA ship, the company is repositioning two of its ships – AIDAvita and AIDAbella – prematurely from Asia.
In a statement the company said: “For AIDA Cruises, the health and wellbeing of our guests and crew are top priorities at all times. All affected guests and sales partners are currently being informed by us. AIDAvita will end its Asia and Australia season on February 16, 2020 in Laem Chabang / Bangkok (Thailand). AIDAbella will end its current Asian season on February 17, 2020.”
The ships will be transferred to other shipping areas, and the company will communicate the alternative program for AIDAvita and AIDAbella within the next few days.
AIDA Cruises will refund all affected guests of the canceled trips the travel price and offer alternative vacation options from the extensive AIDA travel program.
The voyages on board AIDAvita beginning April 14, 2020 from Dubai and on board AIDAbella from April 30, 2020 from Palma de Mallorca will take place as planned.