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German ship operator Aida Cruises says it is suspending all of its cruises due to “massive restrictions” being implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rostock-based company told The Associated Press on Friday that it would be suspending all cruises until April 5, and that all cruises currently underway will call at ports and allow guests to debark and return home.
Aida said it had no option but to end the cruises, with countries around the world implementing measures at short notice affecting their ports of call.
“Due to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19, there are massive restrictions in the countries we call at worldwide,” the company said.
The company did not say how many passengers would be affected, but Germany’s dpa news agency said 14 cruise ships are affected.
The respective measures taken in the regions are issued at very short notice.
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