Hamburg celebrated its first triple call of the season on August 24
Earlier in the season, on July 31, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmar began homeporting for the season from Cruise Center Steinwerder on seven-day voyages. Simone Maraschi, managing director Cruise Gate Hamburg, commented: "Terminal operations got off to a smooth start in mid-June with the first call of the season after the Corona interruption. We have adapted the handling concepts, which we successfully applied last year, to the current requirements. Staff, passengers and crew continue to adhere to strict hygiene and safety rules."
From August 28 on seven departures to Norway, passengers of all ages are required to have a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery for departures until 25 September due to the country's current entry regulations.
Passengers booked on cruises departing from 2 October will be informed in due course by AIDA Cruises whether full vaccination / proof of recovery is required further on by passengers of all ages or if these cruises are possible for non-vaccinated children and young people under the age of 18, too (then testing would be compulsory for this group of passengers).
In addition to the regularly scheduled cruises, AIDA Cruises offers two longer voyages from/to Hamburg: AIDAsol on a 40-day and then a 43-day cruise to the Caribbean.
During the winter, passengers can depart from Hamburg on AIDAprima's seven-day metropolitan tour, which calls Southampton, Le Havre, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.
Homeporting all year round on 15-day voyages to Norway will be MS Otto Sverdrup (ex Finnmarken) by Hurtigruten. The expedition ship set off on her first voyage from Hamburg on August 24.