Cruise ship left Tallinn a year after COVID-19
One of the ships of the famous cruise company Aida Cruises, which had been in Tallinn on roads for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, changed its owner and finally left Estonia.
The cruise ship AidaCara, which had been in Tallinn since the end of July last year, was sold to a new owner, and on September 5, the ship, now renamed and it is called Astoria Grande, left Tallinn. According to current data, the second ship, AidaAura, will stay in Tallinn until spring.
Unfortunately, as everyone knows, last spring, the coronavirus halted all cruise ships in the world, and while the first cruise ships have returned to the routes in the most popular cruise areas to date, the industry as a whole is far from recovering and most ships are still anchored.
Tallinn port spokeswoman Sirle Arro said that 26 cruise ships visited Tallinn in July-August this year, but the season is still going on. It's hard to predict how many more cruise ships may arrive in Tallinn this year because, according to Arro, every day brings new notifications of both cancellations and new flights.
In 2020, cruise ships did not enter Tallinn, and 340 cruise ships called in Estonia in 2019.