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  • 2016 March 14 16:33

    AIDA Cruises takes delivery of new flagship AIDAprima

    On March 14, 2016, AIDA Cruises took delivery of its first newbuild of a new ship generation from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) in Nagasaki during a formal ceremony. In the presence of Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group, and Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises, AIDAprima was handed over to the cruise line by Shunichi Miyanaga, President and CEO, and Yoichi Kujirai, President and CEO, Commercial Aviation & Transportation Systems MHI. The ship has left Nagasaki today towards Hamburg. AIDAprima, the 11th ship in the AIDA fleet, will be christened by Emma Schweiger on May 7, 2016, in front of an audience of millions as the climax of the 827th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY.

    From April 30, 2016, Hamburg will be the home port for seven-day round trips to Western Europe's most beautiful metropolises such as London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

    Before the first metropolis cruises get officially underway, AIDA Cruises is offering an additional 4-day short cruise from Hamburg to Southampton/London and back from April 25 to 29, 2016. This exclusive cruise can be booked from EUR 499 p.p. in an interior stateroom (AIDA PREMIUM rate incl. EUR 50 Early Saver discount).

    About AIDA Cruises:

    AIDA Cruises is one of the fastest growing and economically successful tourism companies in German and currently employs around 8,000 personnel from 40 countries, with 7,000 of these working on board and the remaining 1,000 at the company’s main offices in Rostock and Hamburg. With 11 cruise ships at present, AlDA operates and markets one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in the world. The vessels are operated according to the highest international quality, environmental and safety standards. By 2020, the AIDA fleet will grow to 14 ships.




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