Main content

First AIDA Tennis Cruise with Bernd Karbacher

AIDA Serves the First Round at Sea
Rostock, 23. July 2013

As part of a themed voyage from November 2nd to the 9th, 2013, everything on cruise ship AIDAsol revolves around one of the most popular sports - tennis. Former tennis pro Bernd Karbacher will come along on the 7-day voyage.

The voyage aboard cruise ship AIDAsol leads from Hamburg to London and Paris, just to name a few, where we will pay a visit to the arenas of the Grand Slam tournaments in Wimbledon and Roland Garros. Another highlight will include attending a game of the ATP Tennis Championships 2013 in London. Training sessions as well as games at a tennis club in Amsterdam and on the beach of Zeebrugge round off the sports excursion offerings on shore.

On board AIDAsol, the sports and sun deck will also be transformed into small tennis arenas when guests turn up for training sessions and tournament games on the mini tennis courts at sea. Sports activities and competitions are also planned in the fitness area and on the jogging track. These will be accompanied by exclusive round table talks and a presentation about "Big Points and a Career in Vocational and Pro Tennis" by Bernd Karbacher. The team champion and two-time quarter final participant at Grand Slam tournaments was one of the most successful German tennis professionals and played for Germany's Davis Cup team for many years.

In addition to the extensive program on board and on shore, each participant will receive an AIDA tennis shirt and AIDA souvenirs. The complete tennis package can be booked for 890 euros per person. Anyone who doesn't want to train, but is still interested in the excursions and in visiting the ATP tournament, can add a booking for the special excursion package at 590 euros per person.

While action-packed experiences await tennis cruise participants on shore, on board AIDAsol there is a diverse selection catering to every taste: High-class entertainment spanning three decks in the spectacular Theatrium, sports and wellness in the brilliantly appointed floating spa area, and culinary indulgences in seven restaurants.

The 7-day cruise can be booked starting at 749 euros per person in a balcony stateroom at the AIDA VARIO price. Registration documents can now be requested from travel agencies as well as by sending an e-mail to Additional information on the trip can be found online at Spaces are limited.

Rostock, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sample prices for the AIDA Tennis Cruise for the editors:

The mandatory AIDA tennis cruise package for 890 euros per participant includes:
- Training sessions, matches, and tournaments on board and on land
- Fitness training, mental training, and team events on board
- Professional assistance by former pro and by the AIDA event team
- Ticket for ATP Tennis Tournament 2013 in the 02 Arena London
- Daily tennis program on board (presentations, round table talks, victory celebrations)
- Excursions to select stadiums and tennis clubs
- Package with AIDA tennis shirt and AIDA souvenirs
- A meet and greet session including autographs and photos with Bernd Karbacher
- The tennis packages can be booked for adults 25 years of age or older

Additional cruise on AIDAsol, Northern Europe 1, November 2nd to 9th, 2013, 7 days round-trip from Hamburg in the balcony stateroom, panorama stateroom or suite, starting at 749 euros per person at the AIDA VARIO price.

07. November 2019

AIDAmira naming with Johannes Oerding and top model Franziska Knuppe

A galaxy of famous stars will be attending AIDAmira’s naming in Palma de Mallorca on November 30, 2019. Model and TV host Franziska Kuppe will be formally naming the 14th member of the fleet. Thrilling entertainment will be provided by the hugely popular German singer, Johannes ... [more]

05. November 2019

Ticketless shore excursions with AIDA

AIDA Cruises is the first cruise company worldwide to completely dispense with printed tickets for shore excursions. All information about the starting time and meeting point of the excursions is available to guests on the Board Portal or shown on the screens in the public areas ... [more]

15. October 2019

Keel-laying for AIDAcosma at Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock

On October 15, 2019, the first building-block for AIDA Cruises’ second LNG-powered cruise ship was put in place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock. The two trainees, Charleen Hoffmann (AIDA Cruises) and Kenny Schaft (Meyer Werft shipyard) placed the traditional lucky coin ... [more]

10. October 2019

2021: First fuel cells for AIDAnova

As early as 2021, AIDA Cruises will be the world’s first cruise company to test the use of fuel cells on a large passenger ship as part of the “Pa-X-ell2” research project on board of AIDAnova.

In addition to AIDA Cruises (represented by Carnival Maritime GmbH), the Meyer ... [more]



Hansjörg Kunze
Vice President Communication & Sustainability
Tel: +49 (0)381/444-8020

Martina Reuter
Senior Manager Communication
Tel: +49 (0)381/444-8022

Kathrin Heitmann
Manager Communication
Tel: +49 (0)381/444-8021

Uta Thiele
Manager Communication
Tel. : +49 (0) 381/444-8030

Alexander Christen
Manager Communication
Tel: +49 (0)381/444-8027

Kerstin Matthes
Manager Internal Communication
Tel. : +49 (0) 381/444-9008

Beate Möller
Team Assistant Communication & Sustainability
Tel: +49 (0)381/444-8029
Fax: +49 (0) 381/444-8025