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Cruise: Everything you need to know about your trip right now

A summer trip is a great idea. But what rules apply to any shipping company and what do you have to consider on board a ship? An overview reveals what you need to know for your cruise vacation.


Vanessa Hellwig

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Do you want to see the world of ship this year? Then head to a variety of destinations on a cruise! From aboard, you can not only experience the vastness of the oceans, but also discover many coastal cities in a short time. Many countries have relaxed Corona entry rules, so you can leave the ship in many places without additional testing.

Although corona numbers are declining, some hygiene and safety measures are still in place on board ships. Among other things, proof of 3G must be presented when riding. After all, the German Foreign Ministry no longer advises against taking a cruise for reasons of protection against infection, and the Robert Koch Institute also removed all countries of the world from the list of risks.

So there is hardly anything standing in the way of your journey.

Luxury cruise ship “Costa Romantica” off Male, Maldives. Do you come with me

Cruise: These rules apply

You can find out what Corona rules currently apply to the top four cruise operators in Germany in our website overview.

On board Aida: This is important for your cruise

Aida is monitoring the current situation of Corona. “If there are any changes, we will inform our guests immediately and will also publish this (information) on the site,” a company spokeswoman told The Reisereporter.

On the way with Aida Birla: The ship stands out against the bright blue sky.

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You currently have to adapt to these regulations on board:

  • Destinations: Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, North America, Northern Europe, East, Baltic, South America
  • Corona proof: Every guest from the age of three requires an approved antigen test, and the PCR test is not mandatory.
  • Mask requirements: Applicable in most indoor areas except for on-site restaurants and bars, during sports, in saunas and facials and in the cabin. It is recommended to use the FFP2 mask.
  • Life on board and voyages: Possible. Some offers are only available on a limited scale due to the low number of participants. Aida advises booking the highlights of the holiday three days before departure. When going to the beach, the relevant state regulations apply.
  • In case of suspected corona: a free medical examination. Insulation facilities and ventilation devices are available.
  • Cancellation and Rebooking: If you book a flight before May 31 with departure by October 31, 2022, you can rebook once for free up to 30 days before the flight begins.

Hapag Lloyd Cruises cruise: these rules apply

“Of course, we are currently noticing that regulations in many countries are changing and restrictions are being relaxed on the land side,” says a spokeswoman for Hapag Lloyd Cruises. “We are confident that infection values ​​will continue to decline in the coming weeks. Then we will occasionally reassess the test specifications for our guests.”