One company, 13 cruise ships, countless numbers of destinations - with their many diverse offers, AIDA Cruises is one of the best-performing companies in the cruise line industry. More than 15,000 employees on the ships and on land annually help the vacation dreams of millions of passengers come true. From North America, across the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, to Africa - there is almost no destination that can't be explored with the AIDA Cruises fleet. Not only that, but since 1996, the pro-active company has been offering world-cruises, as well - in which passengers can explore the entire world on a cruise ship.
2020 - A year of challenges
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the engines of the entire world economy were ground to a halt - including that of the cruise industry. Trips were cancelled, travel bans were imposed and ships remained docked in the harbours.
After a months-long lockdown, both passengers and AIDACruises have set sail once again, with the passengers’ readiness to travel and the planning of AIDACruises - including, of course, the implementation of comprehensive COVID protocols.
Hand-in-hand towards a new normal
One year later, in 2021, international, national and regional regulations - with regard to a wide range of testing options and an increasing number of protections against SARS-CoV-2 - have been agreed upon. As a group, AIDACruises is even more deeply committed to preventing COVID-19 virus infections than the widely agreed-upon set of regulations, and demonstrates this commitment by requiring all passengers and employees to be tested before boarding the ship.
In cooperation with the Order of St. John, HAKOH oversaw the planning of all AIDACruises test centers, and HAKOH Health & Care supplied the test centers sites and all of their employees at Kiel, Hamburg and Warnemünde with the necessary personal protective equipment - including medical face masks, protective gowns, nitrile gloves, disinfectant dispensers, as well as the disinfectant products, and safety glasses.