The crews arrived in Germany earier this week from Asia and European countries and took buses from the airport to the Rostock port, where the AIDAblu and the AIDAmar are moored.
The crew reportedly tested negative in their home countries before their flights to Germany. However, before they were on board any of the AIDA ship, they were reportedly tested again in Rostock, where ten tests were positive. The crew was plae in isolation on board one of the ships.
AIDA Cruises will now closely coordinate all steps with the responsible authorities in Rostock and the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, while it will keep implementing all increased preventive and control measures to protect against COVID-19.
The cruise ships AIDAmar and AIDAblu are not under quarantine. However, as a precaution measure, the crew will not be able to go ashore.
Finally, the preparations for the first upcoming cruises are continuing as planned. Namely, AIDA Cruises has established a set of health and hygiene protocols to enable a safe and healthy cruise vacation.