Cruise ship in Norway awaits Covid-19 test on two passengers

Cruise ship Aidaaura (IMO 9221566) was moored in southern Norway yesterday, March 3rd, awaiting test results on two passengers, officials said Tuesday.

The town of Haugesund was alerted on Monday by the ship’s agent that two passengers on the Aidaaura had been in contact with a third person a week ago who tested positive for the virus. That person was not on the ship.

Aidaaura is operated by German cruise line Aida Cruises.

After visiting the ship, a doctor with the municipality of Haugesund said that none of the passengers was symptomatic of Covid-19.

Aida Cruises said that “the guests were contacted by health authorities in Germany as part of a routine investigation into a medical situation. All guests on board have already been informed about this. All passengers remain on board, visits on land are not taking place”.

Both cruise ship passengers were tested on land and the results were expected late yesterday. Their nationality has not been published.

2003-built, Italy-flagged, 42,289 gt Aidaaura is owned by Costa Crociere SpA of Genoa, Italy. It is managed by Aida Cruises of Rostock, Germany. ISM manager is Carnival Maritime GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Steamship Mutual, Gard and UK Club.