AIDAnova eagerly awaited: Exclusive cruises before maiden voyage

Pre-premiere trips can be booked as of February 1, 2018
Rostock, 31. Januar 2018

Travelers now have the chance to experience AIDAnova before the maiden voyage. AIDA Cruises will take ownership of the first new-build of a new generation of ships from the Meyer shipyard on November 15, 2018. Guests will be able to experience the new flagship on a series of pre-premiere cruises before AIDAnova’s maiden voyage when she will leave Hamburg on December 2, 2018, heading for the Canary Islands,

These short cruises can be booked as of 10:00 a.m. on February 1, 2018. The first 4-day trip will start directly after the formal handover of the ship in Bremerhaven on November 15, 2018, and will lead from Oslo to Hamburg, where AIDAnova will make her first call on November 19, 2018. Further short cruises will also depart from Hamburg, sailing to either Rotterdam or Oslo.

The first LNG cruise ship
AIDAnova will be the first cruise ship in the world that can be powered entirely with environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). This reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80 percent, and CO2 emissions by a further 20 percent.

Further information about AIDAnova:

Worlds of adventure from bow to stern
The Four Elements exudes a real jungle feel. Surrounded by lush vegetation, guests can climb through the treetops or daydream in cozy, cushioned loungers. For the first time, there will even be three water slides on board.
Adventure and culinary arts merge in the new Time Machine restaurant, where guests will enter a world full of wonders, craziness and surprises. During a fantastic time-travel dinner the boundaries between history and the future, reality and fantasy, and entertainment and culinary delights will blur in a magical way. Everything revolves and moves – waiters become magicians, conjuring up a delicious three-course meal.

Relaxation for the soul in every square centimeter
The Body & Soul Organic Spa aboard AIDAnova has an area of 3,500 square meters and offers more than 80 of the world’s most beautiful treatments. For the first time, there are two private outdoor sun islands so that couples can enjoy a truly special wellness experience. Another completely new feature on board is the outdoor sport area with endurance training equipment and training space for morning yoga, Pilates and much more.

The summer never ends at the Beach Club. This light-flooded paradise full of Caribbean warmth is protected by a membrane dome that lets the sun and vacation tan in, but keeps the wind and rain out.

The highlights on board also include 20 different types of stateroom. The new 73-square-meter Penthouse Suite extends over two light-filled decks. Its guests will be able to enjoy spectacular views through the panorama windows and on the 20-square-meter sun deck.

For families, Veranda Staterooms Deluxe will be available for the first time on Decks 15, 16 and 17 with loads of space, and right beside the Four Elements and the Kids Club. The suites with separate bedroom and a walk-in closet are big enough for up to five guests. The Junior Suites with a light-flooded conservatory are another new feature.
The new and comfortable single staterooms are available as Interior Staterooms or even have a balcony.

Enjoyment for advanced learners: Culinary diversity on board
AIDAnova offers hitherto unseen culinary diversity with a total of 17 restaurants. Popular classics are enhanced by new trends from all over the world. Take the Street Food Strip for instance: At “Brot & Stulle” guests can enjoy tasty filled baguettes and rolls, while the “Scharfe Ecke” will be serving the best currywurst on the Seven Seas. Or how about a doner kebab? The Street Food Strip is open almost 24/7 and we’re certain it’s going to be a huge hit.

World-class entertainment at sea
AIDA Cruises’ world-class entertainment is being enriched with new formats that involve the guest even more than before. Surprising and unusual entertainment options produced exclusively by and for AIDA are sure to provide plenty of diversion.
Those people who get all nostalgic when they hear Neil Young, or turn up the sound in the car when the Rolling Stones or the Kings of Leon are on, will love the new Rock Box Bar. Fans will enjoy the very finest live music in a cozy pub setting.  Those who dare can become stars themselves at karaoke, or demonstrate their musical knowledge at the rock quiz.

AIDAnova cruises can be booked at travel agencies, at the AIDA Customer Center by calling
+49 (0)381/202 707 07 or at www.aida.de. More information and videos at www.aida.de/genaumeinurlaub.

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