AIDA Cruises is to begin its cruise season in the Canary Islands from December 5.

The German line is offering seven-day voyages from Gran Canaria on two ships departing Saturdays and Sundays. It is believed to be the first line to resume sailings in the Canaries.

AIDAperla will sail form December 5 and AIDAmar from December 20.

Guests must provide a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within three days to board.

Aida said it was adhering to the Spanish government’s “clear regulations for safe travel in the Canaries”, noting that its health and safety protocols have been audited.

The line has also cancelled all cruises on AIDAstella and AIDAprima that were planned between December 1, 2020 and January 26, 2021 due to restrictions in the Spanish mainland, France and the United Arab Emirates. Guests whose cruises are cancelled will be informed “immediately”.