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AIDAnova begins her 2019 summer season in Palma de Mallorca
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and Captain Boris Becker welcomed numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism aboard AIDAnova in Palma de Mallorca for the traditional plaque & key ceremony. This event marked the close of a series of celebrations with which AIDAnova was welcomed at Mediterranean ports in her new cruise region.
AIDAnova is the world’s first cruise ship that, thanks to dual-fuel engines on board, will be operated both in port and at sea with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG). Particulate matter and sulfur oxide emissions are almost completely avoided, while nitrogen oxides and CO2 emissions are sustainably reduced.
Following first calls at Civitavecchia and La Spezia, one day before on April 26, 2019, in Barcelona AIDAnova was fueled with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time in a Mediterranean port. Thanks to a partnership with Shell that AIDA Cruises already concluded in 2016, it is guaranteed that AIDAnova can be regularly supplied with LNG on all cruises.
Until the beginning of November 2019 AIDAnova will be sailing seven-day cruises, calling at some of the Germans’ most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean – Civitavecchia (Rome), La Spezia (Florence), Marseille and Barcelona, the second changeover port on these cruises.
AIDAnova is proving popular with guests not only as the most eco-friendly but also as one of the most innovative cruise ships in the world. State-of-the-art technology for eco-friendly travel and innovative design are combined to offer an even greater comfort on board.
From the Penthouse Suite which extends over two decks, to spacious family and veranda staterooms, to comfortable single staterooms, a variety of 21 different staterooms types allows each guest to feel completely at home aboard AIDAnova. New and fantastic experiential worlds such as the Time Machine Restaurant – a symbiosis of dining and entertainment – Studio X where guests can watch live as various TV shows are produced, the Mystery Room, the new Theatrium, the enhanced Four Elements or the Beach Club are just a few examples of the unbounded onboard vacation diversity with which AIDAnova has already delighted thousands of guests on her first cruises.
Culinary trends from all over the world, served in 17 restaurants and 23 bars, inspire guests to try out new foods on board – for instance at the new fish restaurant, Ocean’s, the Teppanyaki Asia Grill or the Rock Box Bar and Tokyo Bar.
All cruises with AIDAnova can be booked at travel agencies, by calling the AIDA Customer Center at +49 (0)381/202 707 07 or at www.aida.de.
Technical data AIDAnova:
Shipyard: Meyer Werft, Papenburg (Germany)
Keel laying: September 4, 2017
Commissioning: December 12, 2018
Length: 337 meters
Width: 42 meters
Max. draft: 8.80 m
Gross tonnage: 183,900 GT
Number of staterooms: 2,626 (21 different stateroom varieties)
Crew: approx. 1,500
Note for editors: Click on the following link to see a photo gallery of the most beautiful pictures of AIDAnova: costagroup.thruinc.net/Desktop/Distro/Open/SHORE-019M9IWB484
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