(12:40 p.m. EDT) -- AIDA will be the second of Carnival Corporation's cruise brands to restart sailings in the Mediterranean when AIDAblu sets sail October 17 from Civitavecchia, the port for Rome.
The German-based line will begin operations in Italy, where it initially will sail weeklong voyages that visit Palermo, Catania, Naples and La Spezia. Sailings aboard the 2,050-passenger ship are scheduled to continue through November 28.
AIDA is the second Carnival Corporation brand to restart in the Mediterranean following Italy-based Costa Cruises, which resumed a limited schedule of sailings in early September.
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