All aboard: AIDA Cruises

Thanks to the giant red lips on their ships, AIDA Cruises operates some of the world’s most recognizable cruise ships. The company has 13 state-of-the-art ships sailing all across the world. The company’s first ship, AIDAcara, was delivered in 1996 while its newest vessel, AIDAnova, was delivered in 2018.

AIDA Cruises is the German branch of Costa Crociere and one of the fastest growing and commercially most successful tourism businesses in Germany.

The company offers all kinds of cruises from short trips to world cruises, from Northern Europe to South Africa and from the Caribbean to Southeast Asia.

On an AIDA cruise, guests discover the world in a casual atmosphere and indulge in a boundless range of wellness options, sports courses, first class entertainment and culinary delights.

A cruise with AIDA Cruises includes:

  • Full board with table drinks in the Buffet Restaurant
  • Use of many sport and wellness facilities
  • Top-class entertainment
  • Childcare for over 3-year-olds at the Kids Club
  • Tips and gratuities

With its “Green Cruising” concept, AIDA Cruises is the first cruise company in the world that can power its new generation of ships both at sea and in port with LNG (liquid natural gas).

The cruise line momentarily has two new ships on order at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg (Germany). The first ship is scheduled for delivery in 2021, the second in 2023.

In December 2019 the 1999-built Costa neoRiviera will be transferred to AIDA Cruises. Following an extensive refurbishment, the ship will be named AIDAmira, and be deployed within the ‘AIDA Selection’. The ‘AIDA Selection‘ program is operated by the brand’s smaller, older ships – AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita – and offers longer cruises to more unusual destinations with longer stays and overnights in port.

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