AIDA Cruises names its latest ship AIDAnova
Cruise company AIDA Cruises has named its latest ship AIDAnova on Friday evening. The spectacular naming ceremony took place at the completely sold-out AIDA Open Air at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, attended by 25,000 spectators, the company said in its press release.
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.
About AIDA Cruises:
AIDA Cruises is one of the fastest growing and commercially most successful tourism businesses in Germany. The company employs about 11,400 people from 40 countries on shore and on board AIDA ships. AIDA Cruises operates one of the world’s most state-of-the-art fleets, currently comprised of 12 cruise ships. Three new ships built at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg (Germany) will join the fleet by 2023. With its “Green Cruising” concept, AIDA Cruises will be 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) from 2018.