AIDA students set sail on the training ship “Großherzogin Elisabeth”

Rostock, 19. August 2016

On August 19, 2016, twenty-eight AIDA Cruises students set sail for the first time from Rostock aboard the sail training vessel “Großherzogin Elisabeth.” The training voyage for students of Nautical Science, Marine Technical Engineering, and Marine Electrotechnical Engineering ends on September 9, 2016, in Rostock. At the Baltic Sea, the future mariners will complete a basic seamanship training in around 21 days before starting their work on board the AIDA fleet. For the third time, 20 cadets from Carnival UK joined the AIDA Cruises students on this training voyage.

The multi-week internship aboard “Lissi” is part of AIDA Cruises’ comprehensive training program and prepares students optimally for their seafaring studies and first assignments on board the AIDA ships.

“On board the training ship, our students learn how a ship behaves under different climatic conditions. In addition to learning how to set the sails, they acquire basic nautical and technical knowledge while demonstrating team spirit and commitment. These are ideal requirements for working on board the AIDA fleet,” says Daniel Schimmelpfennig, who directs the training program at AIDA Cruises. AIDA Cruises has been working hand in hand with the training ship association “Großherzogin Elisabeth” e.V. for six years.

Since August 8, 2016, a total of 110 young people are in training or completing studies in nautical-technical subjects with AIDA Cruises. The leading cruise line in Germany offers attractive and challenging career opportunities to qualified professionals and managers on board the ships and on shore. The company currently employs around 8,000 people from 40 countries, 7,000 on board and 1,000 at the company headquarters in Rostock and Hamburg. By 2020, the AIDA fleet will expand to 14 ships.

For the year 2017, AIDA Cruises will again offering bachelor degree study programs for Marine Technical Engineering, Nautical Science and Marine Electrotechnical Engineering. More information on studies and training programs with AIDA can be found at www.aida-jobs.de. Applications for the upcoming academic year may be submitted starting now.