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

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