Sale of tickets suspended presumably due to sanctions against Russia
The website www.astoriagrance.com' states since a few days, translated from Russian: "We hereby inform you that "Shipping company "Aquilon"" and its official partners for technical reasons have temporarily suspended the sale of cruise tickets for the cruise liner "Astoria Grande" ATTENTION! Information about the sale of tickets by other organizations that are not official partners of the "Shipping Company" Akvilon "for the cruise liner" Astoria Grande "is unreliable." Since the operator of the former 'AIDAcara' is a Russian company, it can now be assumed that the European restrictions temporarily have stopped sales. The ship remained idled off Istanbul as of May 18, 2022.
Aidacara getting Astoria Grande
The 'Aidacara' will be renamed 'Astoria Grande' and registered in Panama after having been sold by AIDA Cruises to a Russian entrepreneur. Probably the ship will be sailing in the Red Sea or Asia. As of Aug 18, it remained stationary in Tallinn with the ensigns of Aida already being removed.
AIDAcara was sold
AIDA Cruises have sold their AIDAcara. Full article: http://www.cruisedeck.de/aidacara-wurde-verkauft/Upload News