Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly


October 29.10.2020, 16 - Yesterday, the federal government, together with the 2020 federal states, decided on measures to combat the corona pandemic. The drastic measures in force until the end of November XNUMX all serve to limit contacts. What influence does the decision have on Germany's cruise lines?

The focus of interest is on AIDA Cruises and TUI Cruises. While TUI Cruises is currently maintaining an emergency program with three ships, AIDA is currently flying one ship off the Greek islands. How do the shipping companies respond to the government's demand to forego unnecessary private travel?

Mein Schiff 2 - Life on board before COVID 19

Mein Schiff 2 - Life on board before COVID 19


While AIDA Cruises has not yet made a statement on the situation, TUI Cruises reacted quickly. Two of the three cruise ships deployed complete so-called blue voyages based on German ports. Going ashore is not permitted on these trips. Another ship is operating off Greece. The company takes the position that the measures announced will not stop cruises.

Reason: Staying on board the ships does not count as domestic tourism. The company regards the departure and arrival in the respective German ports as a permitted transit. TUI Cruises adds that 30.000 satisfied guests have traveled with TUI Cruises ships since July. From the company's point of view, evidence has been provided that in times of the coronavirus it is possible to travel safely and without health risks with ships from the Mein Schiff fleet.

 

 

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