Posts Tagged ‘AIDA Cruises’

Barcelona welcomes AIDAperla. Preparations underway for first LNG supply to a cruise ship in the Mediterranean

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The AIDAPerla: in this image at Nagasaki, Japan (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)AIDAperla – the youngest member of the AIDA Cruises fleet – reached the port of Barcelona via the western Mediterranean yesterday evening (June 7, 2017), as part of its “Welcome Cruises”. (more…)

Successful EXPIcruise on AIDAperla

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

From May 28 to June 1, 2017, travel agents from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries got to enjoy exciting days on the latest ship of the AIDA fleet: AIDAperla. (more…)

AIDAnova will be the first ship of the next AIDA generation from Papenburg

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

On 31 May, 2017, at 6:00 pm, one of the best-kept secrets of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg was lifted: a spectacular graffiti surprise revealed the name of the first ship of the first generation that can run on LNG (liquefied natural gas) with nearly zero emissions.

AIDA 2018 Newbuild to be Named AIDAnova

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The 2018 newbuild for AIDA Cruises from Meyer Werft will carry the name AIDAnova, according to a press release from the German line. (

AIDA Unveils Details on New Ship Class

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

AIDA Cruises has announced a number of details for its next class of ships, the so-called Helios-class newbuilds, which will come in at 180,000 tons and 5,000 passengers, and be powered by LNG. (

More than a million visitors celebrate the AIDA fleet and one year of AIDAprima at the Hamburg Port Anniversary

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

On the occasion of the 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary, AIDA Cruises presented a huge anniversary fireworks display yesterday evening – for the port and one year of AIDAprima. (more…)

AIDAdiva kicks off the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

AIDAdivaAIDAdiva kicked off the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde on Thursday, April 27, 2017. At around 7 a.m., the ship arrived at pier 7 from Gothenburg with some 2,000 guests on board, rounding off its cruise from the Caribbean to Rostock-Warnemünde via the Canary Islands.

AIDA Cruises receives latest member of the fleet – AIDAperla

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Today (April 27, 2017), AIDA Cruises took delivery of AIDAperla in Nagasaki (Japan) from Mitshubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). (more…)

Captain Boris Becker takes command of AIDAperla

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

His name is Boris Becker (36). We’re not talking about the German tennis player, but the commander of a cruise ship – soon to be AIDAperla.On the most recent test trip a few weeks ago, AIDAperla successfully demonstrated its maneuverability. (more…)

AIDA Cruises brings Munich’s Oktoberfest to the high seas with plenty of partying, celebrities and many beer tent promotions

Monday, April 24th, 2017

September is Oktoberfest time – and not just in the capital of the Free State of Bavaria. For the start of what is probably the world’s biggest and best-known popular festival, AIDA Cruises is bringing all the fun of the Oktoberfest on board. (more…)

AIDA Cruises is this year’s gala host of the GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU

Friday, April 21st, 2017

October 21, 2017, will be the big day: The “GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU” will be awarded for the 11th time. The FUNKE MEDIAGROUP announced on April 21 that for the first time ever, the awards ceremony will be taking place on a cruise ship in Hamburg, on board AIDAprima, the new AIDA Cruises flagship.

Lena Gercke will christen AIDAperla in Palma de Mallorca

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Lena Gercke will christen AIDAperla, the twelfth member of the AIDA fleet, in Palma de Mallorca on June 30, 2017. In Germany the likable beauty is among the most famous and successful models and presenters. (more…)

After beauty makeover AIDAvita begins first Selection season

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5 the cruise ship AIDAvita docked at the cruise terminal in Hamburg Steinwerder. The same evening the cry of “cast off!” went up for around 1,200 guests on board, when the ship set sail on a short cruise to the UK and the Netherlands as part of the new AIDA Selection program. (more…)

First Call of AIDAbella in Shanghai, China’s megacity

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineEarly on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai’s famous skyline, before the ship docked at the International Cruise Terminal at around 6.30 a.m.

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven to carry out extensive redesign and renovation of numerous areas of AIDAvita

Friday, March 24th, 2017

AIDAvita at Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal on October 31, 2015 (Photo © António Simas at“Unikt” means “unique” in Norwegian, and it is an apt description for the Northern European cruises that AIDAvita will embark on from Hamburg or Kiel starting from April 5, 2017, as part of the new AIDA Selection program. (more…)

ALMACO Group to deliver Provision Stores for first LNG-powered cruise vessels from AIDA Cruises built by Meyer Werft

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

ALMACO Group announced that German shipyard Meyer Werft has awarded the company the newbuilding contract for Provision Stores and Fast Thawing Chambers for the next ship generation of AIDA Cruises, which are expected to be delivered end of 2018 and 2021. (more…)

AIDAvita’s maiden Selection cruise got off to a start on March 5, 2017, in Miami

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

AIDAvita at Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal on October 31, 2015 (Photo © António Simas at the successful start of AIDAcara’s Selection cruise at the beginning of February in Hamburg, AIDAvita’s maiden Selection cruise got off to a start on March 5, 2017, in Miami. (more…)

Four AIDA Cruise Ships Sail to Hamburg Port Anniversary

Monday, March 6th, 2017

AidaBlu in HamburgFor the sixth time, the cruise line AIDA Cruises is main sponsor for the Hamburg Port Anniversary, demonstrating its continued dedication to the Hanseatic City. (

Mojib Latif enthuses AIDA guests with his dedication to climate protection

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

As part of the event series “Celebrities read,” the marine and climate protection expert Mojib Latif has been on board AIDAsol since February 26, 2017. (more…)

Start of construction of the first LNG cruise ship in the world at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg for AIDA Cruises

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

On February 21, 2017, a new age dawned for the cruise shipping sector at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and Meyer Werft Director Bernard Meyer performed the symbolic first steel cutting for the world’s first cruise ship that can be run completely on liquid natural gas (LNG). (more…)

AIDAperla to be christened in Palma de Mallorca On June 30, 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)The secret has finally been unveiled: AIDAperla, the twelfth member of the AIDA fleet, will be christened on Friday, June 30, 2017, in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). (more…)

AIDA Announces 2017 Career Days

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)AIDA Cruises has announced its first career day event to take place in Hamburg aboard the AIDAprima on March 4. Subsequent career days this year will take place aboard the AIDAdiva in Rostock on May 9 and 19, and July 4. (

First AIDA Selection cruise to kick off from Hamburg

Friday, February 10th, 2017

AIDAcara at Bergen, Norway on August 28, 2011 (Photo courtesy Kjell Christian Andersen)Tomorrow, Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Hamburg, AIDAcara will launch the very first cruise in the new AIDA vacation portfolio: AIDA Selection – cruises for cosmopolitan explorers that offer even more exceptional vacation experiences. (more…)

AIDA supports SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. in the Philippines and the Dominican Republic in 2017

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Continuing its longstanding commitment to SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. projects in 2017, AIDA Cruises has presented the children’s charity with a donation of 102,450 euros.

AIDA Cruises’ culinary program 2017 promises a veritable feast for the taste buds

Monday, January 30th, 2017

It reads like a “Who’s Who” of tasty cooking: The culinary program 2017 of the cruise operator AIDA Cruises promises a veritable feast for the taste buds. (more…)

AIDAprima hosts international LNG Conference

Friday, January 27th, 2017

The LNG-power generating barge Hummel to provide power for Aida ships while they are in Hamburg (Courtesy of AIDA Cruises)As part of the international trade conference “Making LNG Happen: Combining Forces for Sustainable Shipping,” 80 leading representatives from the fields of business, politics and science visited the cruise ship AIDAprima in Rotterdam on Thursday, January 26, 2017. (more…)

AIDA Cruises to Offer coffee Brand Starbucks on Board

Monday, January 16th, 2017

AIDA Cruises has brought premium coffee brand Starbucks on board – thus once again expanding its catering range. With its broad product palette the long-standing American company is the world’s leading brand for specialty coffees. (more…)

AIDA on record-breaking course: First 24-hour live review of the year at sea

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)No year ends without a review of the preceding twelve months – and in the 20th year of the AIDA success story, the Rostock-based cruise company is organizing a very special Review of the Year. (more…)

New flagship AIDAperla sets sail in Western Mediterranean already from July

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)AIDAperla, the latest offshoot of the Rostock-based cruise company, AIDA Cruises, will already be arriving in the Western Mediterranean in July 2017, two months earlier than planned. (more…)

AIDAcara: Bookings start for sections of world cruise

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

AIDAcara at Bergen, Norway on August 28, 2011 (Photo courtesy Kjell Christian Andersen)Guests can now book three sections of AIDAcara’s round-the-world cruise which starts from Hamburg on October 17, 2017, and will take in numerous ports of call including Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Auckland and Sydney before returning 116 days later to Hamburg. (more…)

AIDA Cruises supports SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. in the Philippines and the Dominican Republic

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

For over ten years, AIDA Cruises has already been supporting SOS-Kinderdorf in its worldwide projects to help children in need. (more…)

AIDApur combines maritime pleasures with a virtuoso onboard program

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The AIDAbellaFrom May 7 – 20, 2017, aboard AIDAbella guests have a chance to experience what may well be one of the most extraordinary cruises of the year.