AIDA Cruises, the German unit of Carnival Corp & plc, has decided to name first of the 125,000 gross ton newbuildings on order at Mitsubishi at Nagasaki AIDAprima.
The ship will be delivered in 2015, with a sister due in the following year.
The ship will feature:
- AIDA Beach Club under sliding roof
- Veranda cabins on Lanai deck with pools
- Patio deck with panorama cabins
- Panorama lifts
The ship will operate seven night cruises to European metropoles, with the first cruise due to depart from Hamburg on 20 June. Ports of call will be London/Southhampton, Paris/Le Havre, Brüssel/Zeebrügge and Rotterdam.
It will become the first ship to operate from German ports, year-round.
Prior to this, the ship will make a delivery voyage from Japan via the Far East and the Mediterranean will depart Yokohama on 22 March and take 86 nights.
By Kari Reinikainen, Cruise Business Review
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