TUI Cruises cancels its remaining 2020 Kiel program
TUI Cruises canceled its remaining 2020 Kiel program with the Mein Schiff 1, citing an order from local government authorities.
The company informed a short notive by the responsible state authorities in Schleswig-Holstein that -contrary to the previous approval- that TUI Cruises will not be able to carry out cruises to and from Kiel from tomorrow, Thursday, November 5 and until further notice.
"We very much regret the ban, especially since these are international cruises and not domestic trips and we operate with a strict hygiene concept including a mandatory COVID-19 test. Our first query showed that other German ports do not allow cruise operations either. With this in mind, we have to cancel all of Mein Schiff 1's Blue Voyages planned for this year with a heavy heart," the company announced.
TUI emphasized that it will continue sailing on its cruises to Greece and the Canary Islands.
Maritime Business World