Posts Tagged ‘AIDA Cruises’

AIDA’s first world cruise launched from Hamburg

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
AIDAcara as she set out from Hamburg on AIDA Cruises' very first world cruise

AIDAcara as she set out from Hamburg on AIDA Cruises’ very first world cruise

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8.00 p.m., the cry of “cast off” went up for AIDAcara as she set out from Hamburg on AIDA Cruises’ very first world cruise. (more…)

AIDAnova: First engine room module on Neptune shipyard finished

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

AIDANovaToday, Thursday, September 21, 2017, an AIDAnova module has been released into the water for the first time at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock, which belongs to the Meyer Group. This is the first of two floating parts, so-called Floating Engine Room Units (FERU), which was placed onto the Warnow river with a special lowering device. (more…)

AIDAnova: Lots of new highlights from bow to stern

Monday, September 11th, 2017

AIDANovaThe new AIDA generation will be taking to the seas in December 2018 in the shape of AIDAnova. The world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship, AIDAnova will be spending her maiden season in winter 2018/19 in the Canary Islands. On December 2, 2018, the new ship will visit the Hanseatic City on the Elbe.

Three awards for AIDA

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The AIDAPrima at Hamburg  (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)On September 5, 2017, AIDA Cruises received the “German Cruise Line Award” three times at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, the leading exhibition for the cruise industry. AIDA won in the categories Environmental Commitment and Favorite Ship. The award presented by the port association Atlantic Alliance also went to AIDA Cruises for its year-round operation of AIDAprima in the Atlantic west-coast region.

Keel-laying of AIDAnova at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

New LNG-powered cruise ship starts to take shape. This is Carnival Corporation’s first vessel in a new series of extremely environmentally friendly ships with reduced emissions. (more…)

Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: AIDAprima leads the grand ships’ parade

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The AIDAPrima at Hamburg  (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)One of the guests at the Hamburg Cruise Days on Saturday, September 9, 2017, will be an AIDA ship, in the shape of AIDAprima. The 300-meter-long and 37-meter-wide cruise ship will lead the grand Cruise Days Parade on Saturday evening (starting around 9:15 p.m.) and she will also be part of the spectacular Blue Port light show. (more…)

AIDA launches first Captain’s Cruise

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Days at sea are what cruises are all about. They stand for a grand passage, the breadth of the ocean, for mentally unwinding, and for undiluted deceleration. That is why AIDA Cruises is once again launching one of its popular AIDA pur cruises. (more…)

AIDA Cruises greets Hanse Sail 2017 with two AIDA ships

Friday, August 11th, 2017

For the fourth time in a row, AIDA Cruises has agreed to sponsor a ship for one of these major public attractions of one of Germany’s biggest maritime festivals. Thanks to the support of the cruise company based in Rostock, the venerable Russian vessel “Kruzenshtern” will be a guest at the 27th Hanse Sail from August 10–13, 2017. (more…)

Sister ships AIDAprima and AIDAperla to Offer Mediterranean and Canary Islands cruises From November

Friday, August 11th, 2017

AIDAPrimaFrom November, guests will be able to soak up plenty of sun again on the sister ships of the new AIDA generation. Guests aboard AIDAperla on the “Pearls of the Mediterranean 3 & 4” cruises will discover the unique cultural treasures of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful metropolises. (more…)

AIDA Mountain Bike and Racing Bike Weeks

Friday, July 21st, 2017

During the 2017/2018 winter season, cyclists will be in for a real treat with AIDA. AIDAperla will be staging a Mountain Bike and a Racing Bike Week in September. In November, everything will revolve around two-wheelers in the Canary Islands with AIDAprima, while in December AIDAdiva will be offering a bike training camp during her Caribbean cruise. (more…)

Around South Africa with AIDAaura – AIDA stages second world cruise: 41 ports in 20 countries

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

SydneyTomorrow, Friday, July 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. is when bookings open for AIDA’s second world cruise as part of its new AIDA Selection program. In fall 2018 AIDAaura will follow AIDAcara’s first cruise around the world which sets sail on October 17, 2017. (more…)

Majorcan delegation visits AIDAperla

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Representatives of port and tourism authorities, and professors from the University of the Balearic Islands inform themselves on board about environmental measures at AIDA Cruises. (more…)

First AIDA Volunteer on Board the Africa Mercy

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Mercy Ships and AIDA have reached a key milestone in their recently announced cooperation by kicking-off a joint volunteer program for employees and crew who will from now on provide practical help on board.

Naked Passenger Jumps Overboard New Cruise Ship

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

A naked man has jumped off the newest Aida cruise ship and needed to be rescued. Bild is reporting that a 24-year-old male passenger jumped from the newest Aida cruise ship Aidaperla. (

Lena Gercke christens AIDAperla in Palma de Mallorca

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

The big moment finally arrived at 10:30 p.m. on June 30, 2017: Model and presenter Lena Gercke christened the 12th member of the AIDA fleet with the name “AIDAperla.” (more…)

AIDA Cruises to Offer “AIDAperla Christening Special”

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The AIDAPerla: in this image at Nagasaki, Japan (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)Model and TV host Lena Gercke will be christening AIDAperla on June 30, 2017 in Palma de Mallorca. To mark this occasion, AIDA Cruises has put together an exclusive cruise offer. (more…)

Countdown started: Lena Gercke to christen AIDAperla in five days

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The big moment will arrive at around 10:15 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017: Model and TV host Lena Gercke will be christening the twelfth member of the AIDA fleet in the name of AIDAperla in the harbor of Palma de Mallorca (Spain). (more…)

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…)