With Germany heading into a month-long partial lockdown to try and quell a Covid-19 surge, Aida Cruises canceled all November cruises. 

Aida said it supports Germany's "far-reaching measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic" by putting restrictions on public life and travel to limit the spread of the virus.

Aida, which said the pause is temporary, is the second Carnival Corp. brand this week to curtail its Europe cruises in response to the Covid-19 uptick in Europe. Italy-based Costa Cruises this week also pulled back on its upcoming cruise schedule.

"Aida Cruises recognizes its decision is disappointing to its guests and appreciates guests understanding the importance of making health and safety the most important priority," the line said.  

Aida restarted its cruises in mid-October, joining sister-brand Costa, which had relaunched service in early September.

France and Germany this week imposed a four-week lockdown of bars, restaurants and nonessential retail and leisure facilities, while Italy imposed curfews on bars and restaurants and closed all movie theaters and gyms.

During a third-quarter business update with investors today, Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain said that Royal's German-based cruise brands, TUI and Hapag-Lloyd, would not curtail operations.


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