Tighter lockdown measures in Germany have forced Aida Cruises to extend its pause in operations until the end of February.

The German cruise line is cancelling all seven-day cruises with Aidaperla and Aidamar around the Canary Islands until March.

The company hopes to continue its Canary Islands season from March 6, “after the infection situation in Germany has eased significantly”.

In a statement, it added: “For all other countries in the winter destinations of Aida Cruises, the call of cruise ships is not permitted until further notice.

“Therefore, Aida unfortunately must also cancel all cruises with Aidaprima in the Orient planned for winter 2021, including the transit voyage from Dubai to Palma (Mallorca).”

Aidastella will start its first Mediterranean cruise on March 6, 2021 – the same day that Aidasol will depart on its first trip to northern Europe.

The transit cruise with Aidasol from Mallorca to Hamburg planned for February 19, 2021, has to be cancelled, as well as selected voyages to Norway with Aidacara and Aidaaura.

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