After check-in, the baggage is delivered to the cabins by the staff – therefore, any piece must not exceed 30 kg. Of course, the baggage can also be brought on board by the attendees. All baggage put in front of the cabin doors by 02.00 AM on the day of departure will be ready for pick-up at the cruise terminal after disembarking the ship, sorted by decks.
Bringing any alcohol, drugs, weapons or ammunition on board is prohibited. It is furthermore not allowed to bring safety hazards like flat irons, heating units and water boilers. Items which are not allowed on board are collected by the staff and will be returned only on the day of returning to Rostock-Warnemünde.
Bringing packed groceries which do not require any cooling or fresh preparation by AIDA (like spices, oil or tea) on board is possible. As a general rule, groceries which require separate cooling are not allowed.
The use of medicine (narcotic drugs and medical products) is usually subject to strict regulations or may even be completely prohibited. Import and customs restrictions and the particular requirements or necessary documents required for importing medicine are to be checked individually. Cortisone is available on board for cases of emergency. Small amounts of medicine can be cooled in the refrigerator in the cruise ship’s hospital.
All equipment considered to be taken on board – for example, for the trade show or for parts of the program – needs to be declared to the cruise company in advance. Additionally, special requirements need to be fulfilled as electrical appliances should not heat up, all objects need certificates of fire retardancy and every external food or drink is subject to regulations.