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Hapag-Lloyd pauses November sailings

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Europa 2 (pictured) and Hanseatic Inspiration will cease sailing this month.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises confirmed it will not be sailing the rest of this month.

This follows Germany's October 28 decision to impose further restrictions on public life and travel, a move which already led AIDA Cruises to halt its November sailings. 

'Enormous challenge'

‘The current situation remains an enormous challenge for us. Due to the current development and increasing number of cases in Germany, the federal government has decided on far-reaching measures to curb the infection,' a Hapag-Lloyd Cruises spokesperson said.

‘We strongly support the additional measures to contain the pandemic. This has included significant restrictions on public life, gastronomy, hotels and travel.

‘Therefore, the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet will have to pause until the end of November, to our great regret. All guests booked on the affected cruises are offered rebookings on the cruises in December.’

Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2 and Hanseatic Inspiration resumed sailing with round-trips from Hamburg in summer with enhanced health and hygiene measures in place.