March 3, 2022 - The war in Ukraine is causing AIDA Cruises to adjust the itineraries in the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg in Russia will be removed from the list of destination ports in summer 2022. The following ships are affected by the route changes in the 2022 summer season: AIDAdiva, AIDAmar, AIDAnova and AIDAvita.
Against the background of current developments in Ukraine, AIDA Cruises, like other European shipping companies, is avoiding the port of St. Petersburg. The second largest city in Russia will be removed from the list of visited ports in the summer season of 2022. Destinations like Riga (Latvia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway) or Visby (Gotland/Sweden) serve as alternative ports for the shipping company. The following plans currently apply to the four cruise ships affected by the plan changes:
On its seven-day round trips around the Baltic Sea, which begin in Warnemünde between May 14 and October 8, 2022, AIDAdiva will head for the Latvian capital Riga or the Danish metropolis Copenhagen instead of Saint Petersburg. The cruise, which departs on May 7, 2022, will alternatively go to Hamina in southern Finland.
AIDAdiva in Willemstad/Curacao
Between May 14th and October 15th, 2022 AIDAnova does seven-day round trips around the Baltic Sea from Kiel. On these trips is an extended stay in the Estonian capital Tallinn planned. In addition, Kalundborg on the Great Belt is on the itinerary. Kalundborg is 100 kilometers west of Denmark's capital Copenhagen. – In addition, AIDAnova is adding new Scandinavian voyages to its program. Travel contents are visits to Copenhagen and in Kristiansand / Norway. A two-day stay is offered in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
You can find details about the cruises with the AIDAnova at:
AIDAmar in Hamburg Steinwerder
Against the background of current events, AIDAvita's first voyage will begin on July 24, 2022. AIDA Cruises offers all guests of AIDAvita whose voyages cannot take place rebookings on other AIDA ships. The shipping company promises its guests an "attractive" on-board credit when rebooking.