AIDA Cruises Christens New Fleet Addition

German cruise line AIDA Cruises has christened its newest cruise ship, the 71,300-GRT AIDAstella, in the port of Warnemunde. Entering the harbour in the morning accompanied by a flotilla of boats, the ship was the main highlight for the accompanying carnival held throughout yesterday around the port’s Pier 7, culminating in a fireworks display during … Continue reading

AIDA Cruises Welcomes AIDAsol

AIDA Cruises, the German cruise line owned by industry giant Carnival Corporation, welcomed the latest addition to its fleet yesterday in a ceremony attended by an estimated 45,000 guests and spectators. At exactly 2134 hrs, the 2,192-passenger AIDAsol was christened at Kiel’s Ostseekai dock by her godmother Bettina Zwickler with the traditional champagne bottle amidst spectacular fireworks, capping … Continue reading

MSC Cruises To Offer Middle East Cruises

Italian cruise line MSC Cruises is to add the United Arab Emirates to its list of destinations for the 2011/2012 winter season, becoming the latest cruise giant to offer regular cruises in the Middle East. The 59,000-GRT MSC Lirica will be homeported in Abu Dhabi and will sail a series of 7-night voyages around the … Continue reading

AIDAblu Christened In Hamburg

German cruise operator AIDA Cruises has christened its newest vessel in the port city of Hamburg. The 68,500-GRT AIDAblu was named in front of the Hamburg Fish Market at exactly 9 minutes past 2000 hrs by her godmother, renowned designer Jette Joop, who released the traditional bottle of champagne via remote control as the vessel … Continue reading

AIDAluna Christened In Palma De Mallorca

Germany’s AIDA Cruises has christened its newest vessel, the 69,200 GRT AIDAluna at the Spanish port of Palma de Mallorca on 4 April 2009. At a naming ceremony held onboard the ship, German model Franziska Knuppe smashed a bottle of champagne across the bow and presented the bottle neck to Captain Lutz Leitzsch, where it … Continue reading