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AIDAvita will not be returning to service for AIDA Cruises

At 42,289gt, AIDAvita, here, is among the smallest in AIDA's fleet along with sister AIDAaura
The 2002-built AIDAvita, AIDA Cruises' oldest ship, will not be returning to service for the company.

AIDAvita had not resumed operations during the pandemic. According to AIS data, the ship is currently in Tallinn, Estonia.

A company spokesperson was not able to provide further information about AIDAvita's future.

At 42,289gt, the ship is among the smallest in AIDA's fleet along with sister AIDAaura, built in 2003. Both ships came from Aker MTW Werft in Wismar, a predecessor of MV Werften

AIDAbella assumes fall/winter routes

Passengers booked on AIDAvita are being contacted, and AIDAbella will be assuming the ship's two long 'Great Winter Break' routes to the Caribbean, round-trip from Hamburg, as well as its three 'Autumnal Northern Lights' voyages from Hamburg.

Follows sale of AIDAmira

Earlier this year, the 1999-built AIDAmira was sold to Ambassador Cruise Line, where it is scheduled to begin sailing as Ambition in 2023. AIDAmira left the AIDA stable in March.

22 Carnival Corp. & plc ship exits

During its March quarterly business update, Carnival Corp. & plc announced the removal of an additional three smaller, less efficient ships, bringing the total to 22 vessels exiting since 2019.