The name AIDAnova has been ceremonially bestowed on AIDA Cruises latest vessel at shipbuilder Meyer Werft’s facilities in Papenburg, Germany. The spectacular naming ceremony took place at a completely sold-out AIDA Open Air event attended by 25,000 spectators.
“AIDAnova’s naming ceremony was a special event in a special place: We are delighted that we were able to stage the AIDA Open Air in Papenburg at the Meyer Werft shipyard, so that we could share our enthusiasm about our new ship with so many people. At the same time, this event was a thank-you to our partners, to the Meyer Werft shipyard, and to the many thousands of people who have helped make AIDAnova what is already the eighth AIDA cruise ship to be built on the Ems,” said AIDA President Felix Eichhorn.
At the end of September AIDAnova will be going on her first short trip, setting sail for Eemshaven in the Netherlands for final fit-out and sea trials. AIDA will take over the new ship from the Meyer Werft shipyard on November 15, 2018, in Bremerhaven.
AIDAnova is the world’s first cruise ship that can be powered by low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) both at sea and in port. Two further AIDA ships of this new generation will be built by 2023 – also at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.
More information and videos about LNG operation and AIDA Cruises’ commitment to the environment are contained in the current AIDA Sustainability Report at www.aida.de/en/aidacares.
During her premiere season, from mid-December 2018 AIDAnova will be sailing the island world of the Canaries and Madeira on seven-day cruises.
Source: AIDA Cruises