First look at AIDA Cruises new flagship AIDAcosma as she floats out

AIDAcosma has left the Meyer Werft covered building dock II (Hall 6). The 337-meter-long ship is the sister ship of AIDAnova, which was completed in 2018 as the world’s first cruise ship to run entirely on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Only a few days after workers from the Meyer Werft shipyard installed the propellers on AIDAcosma, the new flagship for AIDA Cruises has left the giant building dock and made her first big appearance. The new ship is now moored at the outfitting pier in the shipyard harbor. Here the masts and funnel are lifted onto the ship by crane and assembled.

The keel for AIDAcosma was laid at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Germany. back in October 2019. The sister ship of AIDAnova features 20 decks and space for 2,600 staterooms. A new feature on AIDAcosma is the Fun Park complete with children’s pool, a twin water chute and the Water Slide. For the first time, the outdoor Sport Deck will have a boulder wall. The crowning touch is the breathtaking infinity pool. The ship has more spaces in the sun on the three tiered Sun Decks above.

Guests will be pampered in culinary terms at 17 restaurants and 23 bars. The diverse range of gastronomic choices is being enhanced with a new restaurant: The Beach House Restaurant will be serving deliciously summery and light dishes. The interior, in soft cream and sand shades, conjures up a pure vacation feel. The specialty restaurant Mamma Mia is also new, offering home-made pasta and fresh Italian cuisine with table service. The many public amenities include the Theatrium, shops, a disco, a gym area, the lavish Body & Soul Organic Spa, and the clubs for tiny tots, kids and teens.

During the development and design of this class of ship, German cruise line AIDA Cruises and the shipyard focussed strongly on energy efficiency. Part from being equipped with low emission LNG engines, heat recovery, innovative electric motors, LED lighting, biocide-free underwater coatings for drag reduction and weight optimization in the selection of materials are just a few of the measures taken to make the ship as environmentally friendly as possible.

In the coming weeks the interior outfitting of AIDAcosma will be completed. The ship will then embark on the Ems passage to complete the technical and nautical sea trials.

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