AIDA Cruises took delivery of its newest cruise ship AIDAcosma in Bremerhaven from the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. It is the company’s second newbuilding powered by LNG – currently the maritime sector’s most advanced technology for reducing emissions.
“Today marks an important milestone on our journey to emission-neutral cruising. With AIDAcosma and her sister ship AIDAnova, two of the most innovative cruise ships in the world belong to our fleet in terms of sustainable cruising as well as the very special guest experience and product diversity,” said Felix Eichhorn, President of AIDA Cruises.
A variety of vacation experiences await guests on board AIDAcosma. One of the highlights is the Ocean Deck. This wonderful new area extends over four decks and offers an all-round panoramic view of the sea. The large infinity pool at the stern of the ship provides cooling. The gourmet variety too is being enriched.
From the end of February, Hamburg will be the first “home port” for AIDAcosma. There the first of altogether six metropolis voyages starts on February 26, 2022. The 7-day cruises can be booked now.
On April 9, 2022, the champion athlete Kristina Vogel will ceremoniously christen the new LNG-fueled ship in Hamburg. Guests of the subsequently starting christening voyage to the Mediterranean can experience this special event on board. The two-week christening voyage, including the ceremonial christening, will take passengers to either Mallorca (until April 23, 2022) or Barcelona (until April 22, 2022). Further highlights of the itinerary include Lisbon, Cadiz and Malaga. More details on the christening event will be announced shortly.
From April 23 to October 15, 2022, AIDAcosma will offer voyages from Palma and Barcelona. The one-week highlight itinerary “Mediterranean Treasures” will also include Florence, Rome and Corsica. In the fall, the ship sets course for its sunny winter home of Dubai.
Source: Carnival Corporation