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2 of Carnival Corporation’s cruise operations have announced further extensions to their cruise pause until July 31st 2020.

In separate announcement’s made by each cruise line both have now been forced to further extend the already lengthy pause in cruise operations.

AIDA Cruises Extends Pause in Operations until July 31, 2020

In the official statement provided to us by Aida and Carnival Corporation, it states that given the current situation, they feel its too early to start back cruising as most of there cruises destinations are also not allowing tourist traffic or cruise arrivals at their ports.

In many of AIDA’s frequently visited destinations, regulations for international tourism are still being adjusted and the specific conditions for a restart have not been fully clarified yet.

In order to give guests the necessary planning security for their vacation, AIDA unfortunately has to extend the temporary break of the AIDA travel season until the end of July 2020.

All cruises up to and including July 31, 2020, cannot take place as planned. All guests having booked a cruise with AIDA during this period will be informed. Guests with bookings will be processed chronologically according to departure date.


Carnival Cruise Line Plans to Phase Back into Service by August
Cunard Extends Pause to some Voyages until September
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Global Operations Through June 30
Holland America Line Cancels All 2020 Alaska & European Voyages
Royal Caribbean Further Extends its Suspension of Cruising

Costa Extends Pause in Operations Until July 31

In an almost similar news release Costa Cruises has also extended their cruise pause to include all sailing up until the 31st July 2020.

The decision is linked to the uncertainty of a gradual reopening of ports to cruise ships and the restrictions that may still be in place for the movements of people due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.