AIDA President and Mayor of Dubrovnik agree on collaboration
Felix Eichhorn, President of AIDA Cruises, met with the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, and Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepsic last week. At their meeting, Eichhorn pledged to support the city of Dubrovnik in its efforts to optimize cruise ship arrivals.
Dubrovnik is an important port for the ships in AIDA’s fleet. “Our common goal is to offer our guests a wonderful stay in Dubrovnik. We will therefore continue to work together with the city to find solutions for all current issues,” Felix Eichhorn declared.
AIDA appreciates Dubrovnik’s efforts to build a shoreside power supply system. Mayor Frankovic stated that he has begun the process of building a new substation as a prerequisite for supplying the cruise ships. A new passenger terminal is planned as well. Felix Eichhorn also signalized that AIDA supports new measures planned to regulate visits to the historical Old City. Next year, 28 AIDA ships are scheduled to arrive in Dubrovnik.
About AIDA Cruises:
AIDA Cruises is Germany’s leading cruise line and currently employs around 15,000 people from over 50 countries, 13,500 on board its 13 ships and 1,500 at the company headquarters in Rostock and Hamburg. After putting AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship that can be fully powered with low-emission LNG, into service in December 2018, the company will build two more of these innovative ships by 2023. By the end of 2023, ninety-four percent of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully powered with low-emission LNG or, where possible, green shoreside energy at port.