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TUI Cruises to continue November sailings

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 2 will embark on its Canary Islands sailings next month as planned
TUI Cruises has confirmed it will continue its sailings through next month despite the German government's October 28 decision to impose further restrictions on public life and travel.

The confirmation comes as AIDI Cruises halts sailings in November owing to the spike in Germany. 

‘More than 30,000 satisfied guests have travelled with us since July, without any incidents. This proves that cruises are possible in times of COVID-19 – with a strict hygiene and safety concept including an obligatory COVID-19-test for both guests and crew', commented a TUI spokesperson.

‘With mutual consideration and disciplined behavior on board, guests stay among themselves. Deliberately reduced capacities of maximum 60 percent ensures an even more generous space-per-passenger ratio. This means that enough space can be kept at all times and everywhere on board.' 

The spokesperson added that TUI are 'following events in Germany very closely and expressly support the additional measures taken by the German government to contain the corona[virus] pandemic.' 

TUI Cruises has three vessels currently in operation; it is set to begin Canary Islands cruises from next month following successful restarts in Germany and Greece.