Denmark's Skagen, which has assisted with ship layups and was one of the first ports to welcome cruise calls as operations restarted, said its 2021 bookings are ‘strong’ and it is ready for more cruise visitors when the time is right.
AIDA Cruises canceled its September sailings and now plans to begin service with AIDAmar in the Canary Islands in November.
AIDA Cruises plans to resume cruise operations with two ships from German ports at the beginning of September, one month later than originally foreseen.
AIDA Cruises gave notice it hasn't received approval from its flag state, Italy, to start short trips from Germany Aug. 5.
Ten AIDA Cruises crew members with coronavirus are in quarantine, and the line's short sailings from Hamburg, Rostock-Warnemünde and Kiel in August are still planned.
Carnival Corp. & plc needs 25 ships, or about one-quarter of its fleet, sailing at full occupancy to break even.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, AIDA Cruises and TUI Cruises are restarting service in late July and August, with short sailings from German ports and heightened sanitation protocols.
Given the gradual easing in intra-European travel, AIDA Cruises believes it will resume operations later this summer.
AIDA Cruises is looking at resuming sailings in Europe this summer and has canceled its US/Canada program through year's end.
Here's a quick read of some of today’s coronavirus-related cruise news and announcements.