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Carnival PLC Carnival Corp.'s AIDA Cruises to Restart Operations

16/10/2020 4:18pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


 
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Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises to Restart Cruise Operations This Saturday 
 
Germany-based AIDA Cruises will resume sailings in Italy with seven-day 
itineraries starting on Oct. 17 
 
Following the restart of Italy-based Costa Cruises in September, AIDA becomes 
second Carnival Corporation cruise line to resume cruising as part of phased-in 
restart of operations using enhanced health protocols 
 
MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany-based AIDA Cruises from Carnival 
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise 
company, will resume cruise operations in Italy this Saturday, Oct. 17, 
becoming the second Carnival Corporation brand to resume sailing, following 
the  return of Italy-based Costa Cruises in early September. 
 
The resumption of sailing from AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises is part of a 
gradual, phased-in approach by Carnival Corporation to restart operations 
regionally with limited itineraries, adjusted passenger capacity and enhanced 
health protocols developed in coordination with government and health 
authorities to follow shoreside mitigation guidelines. 
 
AIDA Cruises will initially resume its cruise operations in Italy with AIDAblu, 
scheduled to depart from Civitavecchia near Rome on seven-day itineraries 
visiting Palermo and Catania in Sicily, Naples and La Spezia. The first cruise 
for the brand is set to begin Oct. 17, with voyages offered weekly until Nov. 
28. 
 
The restart plans for AIDA Cruises build on the momentum of Costa Cruises' 
return to cruise operations in Italy in early September, which began with two 
initial ships departing from Trieste and Genoa on seven-day itineraries with 
Italian guests visiting destinations in Italy. Costa Cruises further expanded 
on Oct. 10 with a third ship, flagship Costa Smeralda, sailing on one-week 
itineraries dedicated to the rediscovery of the best of Italy, including 
Savona, La Spezia, Cagliari, Naples, Messina and Civitavecchia. 
 
In working with global and national health authorities and medical experts, 
AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have developed a comprehensive set of enhanced 
health protocols to help facilitate a safe return to cruise vacations. Both 
brands are providing guests with detailed information about enhanced health 
protocols, which will continue to be modeled after shoreside health and 
mitigation guidelines as defined by each brand's respective country, and 
approved by the flag state, Italy. Protocols will be updated based on evolving 
scientific and medical knowledge related to mitigation strategies. 
 
"For all our brands, there is no higher responsibility and no higher priority 
than compliance, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and 
well-being of our guests, our crew and the communities we visit," said Roger 
Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation. "We are 
excited to have AIDA joining Costa Cruises in resuming sailing operations with 
a gradual expansion of service over time. As we offer travelers a phased return 
to cruise vacations, we will continue sharing important learnings and best 
practices among our world-leading cruise line brands and across the industry to 
help ensure the resumption of cruise operations is done with the best interests 
of public health at the forefront." 
 
Based on health and mitigation guidelines in Germany and Italy, the AIDA health 
and safety program will be implemented on all of the brand's cruises, with 
measures encompassing the entirety of the cruise experience, from booking to 
disembarkation. Developed with leading medical experts, the program has been 
audited and confirmed by the renowned independent auditing company SGS Institut 
Fresenius and the classification society DNV-GL. 
 
The measures include guests and crew being tested for COVID-19 with negative 
results required prior to boarding. Other protocols include regular temperature 
and health checks for guests and crew, physical distancing guidelines, facial 
coverings, capacity controls and increased sanitization measures, as well as 
guided shore excursions managed by AIDA to maintain health protocols. Further 
details on the AIDA health and safety program can be found at www.aida.de/ 
sichererurlaub. 
 
About Carnival Corporation & plc 
Carnival Corporation & plc is one of the world's largest leisure travel 
companies with a portfolio of nine of the world's leading cruise lines. With 
operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features 
Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O 
Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard. 
 
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, 
www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, 
www.costacruise.com, www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com. 
 
CONTACT: Roger Frizzell, Carnival Corporation, rfrizzell@carnival.com, (305) 
406-7862; Mike Flanagan, LDWW, mike@ldwwgroup.com, (727) 452-4538 
 
 
 
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