Cruise company AIDA Cruises has named its latest ship AIDAnova on Friday evening. The spectacular naming ceremony took place at the completely sold-out AIDA Open Air at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, attended by 25,000 spectators.
The AIDAnova, the world’s first LNG-fueled cruise ship, made her debut Tuesday in a float out ceremony at Meyer Werft Papenburg and will now be positioned at a dock at the shipyard for final hotel outfitting ahead of a delivery this autumn.
For the first time in the history of the cruise company AIDA Cruises, a whole family will christen the newest ship AIDAnova. Family Mirza from Hanau in Hesse was selected from hundreds of applicants by a jury.
Saga Cruises took a momentous step forward in its history today (June 28, 2018) with the keel-laying of the company’s first new cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery. The keel-laying ceremony at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg marked the official start of construction for the 999-guest vessel, the first of two cruise ships being built for Saga Cruises.
The youngest member of the AIDA fleet will start sailing the seven seas from December 2018. AIDAnova is now being given her smile at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg. The exterior painting of smiling lips, eye, eyelid and a wave is applied to all AIDA ships based on an idea from the Rostock artist, Feliks Büttner.
Captain Boris Becker will take command of AIDAnova
AIDAnova’s future captain has been announced: Boris Becker will be taking command of the new cruise ship. Over the course of his career with AIDA Cruises, he has already commissioned several new-builds, including AIDAluna, AIDAblu and, most recently, AIDAperla.
P&O Cruises marked an important construction milestone last week as it cut the first piece of steel for its newest ship being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The steel cutting ceremony was attended by P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow; Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein and managing director of Meyer Werft, Tim Meyer.
The Norwegian Bliss departed Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, last night for her conveyance along the Ems River, and is arriving to Eemshaven, Netherlands, on Wednesday, according to Norwegian Cruise Line. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Before AIDAnova sets off on its first voyage toward the North Sea, AIDA Cruises is inviting to one of the biggest events in Northern Germany on August 31, 2018, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.
Construction work has begun in Papenburg on the first new ship for the British shipping company, Saga Cruises. Today (Feb 28), Meyer Werft started its steel-cutting process for the “Spirit of Discovery”, the first ship to be delivered in summer 2019.
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it has signed a shipbuilding contract for a third next-generation cruise ship for its rapidly growing AIDA Cruises brand, the leading cruise line in Germany, which is the largest and fastest-growing cruise market in Europe.
The new Norwegian Bliss touched the water today at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany as the 4,200-passenger ship was floated out of the yard’s building hall. The vessel debuts in the Alaska market this June. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The world’s top shipbuilders are reeling from years of heavy losses, but two European companies are making big money by cornering the lucrative cruise business. Italy’s Fincantieri S.p.A and Germany’s Meyer Werft GmbH are fully booked for the next four years, according to the companies and marine-data provider Clarksons. (wsj.com)