News Release

AIDA Cruises extends Canary Islands season into June

ROSTOCK, Germany (April 8, 20201) – AIDA Cruises is extending AIDAperla's Canary Islands season into June, offering three new dates for booking beginning April 14, 2021. The new voyages depart from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on May 15, 22 and 29, 2021. They can also be booked as 14- or 21-day cruises.

Currently, AIDAperla is sailing on seven-day voyages around the Canary Islands. For many months, the Canary Islands have been one of the few vacation destinations in Europe with consistently low incidence levels. Thanks to the Spanish government’s regulations for safe travel, which coincide with AIDA’s enhanced health and safety protocols, many AIDA guests have been able to enjoy relaxing holidays in the Canary Islands.

With a testing strategy for guests and crew members already utilized on several cruises, it is AIDA’s top priority for all guests to enjoy their vacation safely. The enhanced health and safety protocols -- tested by SGS Institut Fresenius and confirmed by the classification society DNV -- includes a mandatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for detecting viruses and bacteria before traveling, as well as regular health checks, social distance and hygiene rules, medical care including test capacities on board and other measures.

The Mediterranean cruises of AIDAperla in the period May 15 to June 4, 2021 cannot take place, However, we are happy to offer our guests to rebook to one of the Canary Islands voyages with AIDAperla or a later voyage from our diverse offer.

All AIDAperla guests whose voyage cannot take place as originally scheduled will be informed immediately. AIDA Cruises appreciates all guests affected for their understanding.

With the “AIDA promise,” the cruise company offers guests more flexibility and security in planning. Generous booking options are part of AIDA’s commitment to its guests, ranging from small down payments to free rebooking. The “AIDA promise” is included in the travel price for new bookings up to May 31, 2021 and applies to departures up to March. 31, 2022.

All cruises are carried out in compliance with AIDA’s enhanced health and safety protocols, as well as applicable laws and regulations for infection protection. More information is available at

All voyages from the AIDA cruise program can be booked through summer 2022 with a local travel professional, online at or through the AIDA customer center.