Posts Tagged ‘AIDA Cruises’

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.

AIDA Cruises celebrates exclusive movie preview

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The big day is coming up on January 12, 2017: for the first time, exclusively, and ahead of the official movie theater launch, AIDA guests and invited celebrities will get to enjoy an ocean premiere on board a cruise ship. (more…)

20 years of smiling lips – That was AIDA’s anniversary year 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The cruise line AIDA Cruises is looking back at one of its most successful years in its 20-year-old corporate history. With AIDAprima, the flagship of the latest AIDA generation, the company has once again entered new territory and proven its innovative power. (more…)

AIDAperla Gets Her Smile

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The AIDAperla has gotten her trademark hull art – the AIDA smile – at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan, where she is under construction. The 124,500-ton, 3,300-passenger AIDAperla will debut into Mediterranean service on Sept. 1. (

Hamburg’s highest ice rink opens on board AIDAprima – Winter fun in partnership with Holiday On Ice

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Hamburg’s highest ice rink opens on board AIDAprima – Winter fun in partnership with Holiday On IceOn November 12, 2016, AIDA Cruises opened Hamburg’s newest and highest ice rink on board AIDAprima. AIDA Cruises is thus offering sport-loving guests the opportunity to see what ice skates feel like on the high seas – a first in the German cruise market. (more…)

AIDA Cruises: Stefan Marquard and the “Jungen Wilden” rock AIDAluna’s restaurant world

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

AIDAlunaFrom October 22 to November 5, 2016 one of the most unusual cruises of the winter season – from New York to the Dominican Republic has come to an end. The gastro-revolutionary “Jungen Wilden” with their star, Stefan Marquard, rocked the ship’s cuisine and restaurants.

AIDAluna set the perfect stage for an unprecedented fashion event in New York

Monday, October 24th, 2016

It was a beautiful, sunny day as model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh presented her “J Autumn Fashion Show 2016” on the sun deck against a breathtaking Manhattan backdrop. (more…)

AIDAluna cruise ship stars in Jessica Minh Anh’s cult fashion show against the New York skyline

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

AIDAlunaOn 23rd October 2016, model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh will host a sky-high ocean catwalk on the sundeck of AIDAluna cruise ship. Overlooking New York’s famous skyline, she is going to put on her famous J Autumn Fashion Show 2016. (more…)

AIDA supports Rostock Migrant Council’s Multicultural Weeks

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In 2016 the cruise operator AIDA Cruises is once again supporting the Migrant Council’s work for the Hanseatic City of Rostock’s Multicultural Weeks, sending out a signal for tolerance and cultural diversity. (more…)

AIDAperla sets sail for Western Mediterranean in 2017

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)Following the successful launch of AIDAprima, in 2017 AIDA Cruises will be welcoming her twin ship, AIDAperla, as the twelfth member of the fleet. (more…)

AIDA Postpones China Entry

Friday, September 16th, 2016

The AIDAbellaContrary to previous announcements, the 2008-built AIDAbella will now spend summer 2017 in Europe, sailing in the Western Mediterranean and will not go to China. (

AIDA Cruises to present the widest variety of vacation possibilities in its 2017/2018 catalog

Friday, September 16th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)The new AIDA catalog for the travel period from March 2017 to April 2018 will appear on October 6, 2016 under the title: “HOLYDAY A NEW WAY.” (more…)

AIDA to Launch New Road Show for Travel Partners in Germany

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

AIDA Cruises will be launching its EXPIdition roadshow for travel agents in a new format starting this month. The new EXPIcafé format will be held in ten cities across Germany. (

Will AIDA Cruises LNG barge’s hurdles hinder cruise LNG take-up?

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The LNG-power generating barge Hummel to provide power for Aida ships while they are in Hamburg (Courtesy of AIDA Cruises)The regulatory challenges to launch LNG barge-based electricity supplies to cruise ships – initially to AIDA Cruises’ new ships ‒ at Port of Hamburg have been called a “total disaster”.

AIDA students set sail on the training ship “Großherzogin Elisabeth”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

On August 19, 2016, twenty-eight AIDA Cruises students set sail for the first time from Rostock aboard the sail training vessel “Großherzogin Elisabeth.” (more…)

New AIDAaura cruises in the western Mediterranean in 2017, from and to Palma de Mallorca

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Rome - Piazza San Pietro - Vatican CityFrom April to October 2017, a series of extraordinary cruises with AIDAaura in the western Mediterranean will be departing from and returning to the port of Palma de Mallorca. (more…)

AIDA launches marketing of AIDAbella in China

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The AIDAbellaOn August 09, 2016, AIDA Cruises launched the first marketing campaign on the Chinese market. From April 2017, with AIDAbella, AIDA Cruises will, for the first time, deploy a ship in China all year round. (more…)

RINA certifies Commitment to Environment and Safety of Carnival Maritime

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

RINA Services, a world leader in marine classification and certification, recently awarded Carnival Maritime GmbH ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates. (more…)

Faroe Islands: Cruise boycott hits tourism

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Two German cruise companies have agreed no longer to feature the Faroe Islands. The move comes in response to pressure from animal rights groups to boycott the country over the mass slaughter of whales. (

AIDA Vacation Tour 2016: Breathe cruise air from Lake Constance to the Baltic

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

On Saturday, July 2, 2016, the big AIDA Vacation Tour gets underway in Starnberg am Starnberger See. Until the end of September the roadshow will be making stops at many other cities and popular vacation resorts from Lake Constance to the Baltic under the motto of “Holiday A New Way!” (more…)

Mitsubishi Reconsiders its Cruise Ship Business

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is revisiting its position in the cruise ship building industry following long delays and steep writeoffs on the AIDAprima and her yet-to-be-named sister ship, which is still under construction. (