Vice President Communication & Sustainability
Every year, what is supposed to be a peaceful season ends in shopping frenzies, gift marathons, and family stress. Why not give yourself a gift, leave Santa Claus a message, and enjoy the last days of the year totally relaxed on board one of AIDA’s ships? AIDA Cruises vacations range from city cruises in the Mediterranean to visits to Caribbean dream islands and voyages to the most beautiful destinations in the Orient and Southeast Asia. Wide as the variety may be, there’s one thing that all of these vacations offer: sunny and relaxing holidays.
Merry Christmas - Buon Natale - Feliz Navidad
On the AIDA Christmas Cruises, guests experience a special Christmas celebration. While they discover the holiday traditions of other cultures on land, they enjoy the familiar feeling of home on board. Festively decorated ships, shining Christmas trees, and culinary delights spread seasonal cheer.
As they sing Christmas carols together and listen to the children’s poems and songs, guests can get into the Christmas spirit even in the most exotic parts of the world. On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus joins guests on board the AIDA ships and hands out gifts to children. At a sleepover party at the Kids Club on one of the Christmas days, little guests are supervised with care and entertained with Christmas stories from all over the world while parents experience Christmas shows with the AIDA Stars.
Culinary highlights range from traditional roast goose and duck with red cabbage and dumplings to carp, a caviar buffet, scrumptious pâtés, and lots of other specialties. Traditional gingerbread houses, Christmas cookies and stollen sweeten up the holidays.
On Christmas Eve, all AIDA ships will be visiting fascinating destinations. On December 24, 2018, AIDAsol is docking in Civitavecchia/Rome. While strolling around a festively decked out Rome, visitors can marvel at nativity scenes in nearly every church – it is said that there are a total of 3,000 nativity scenes. Guests on AIDAdiva, AIDAluna and AIDAperla will enjoy Caribbean flair and Christmas music on drums. AIDAperla is sailing to Guadeloupe, AIDAluna is visiting Honduras, and AIDAdiva will celebrate a relaxing day at sea on its way to Costa Rica.
On board AIDAcara, AIDAnova and AIDAstella, guests will spend the Christmas holidays with summery temperatures on the Canary Islands and the “flower island” of Madeira on their voyage. AIDAnova is stopping in Funchal on Christmas Eve where thousands of colorful lights create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Celebrations will be a little more exotic on cruises with AIDAvita in Southeast Asia, AIDAblu in the Indian Ocean, and AIDAprima in the Orient.
Happy New Year - Buon Capodanno - Feliz Año Nuevo
On New Year cruises, guests can look forward to glamorous New Year’s Eve galas and breathtaking fireworks. An elaborate New Year’s Eve menu with a caviar buffet pleases every palate. The evening shows and a hearty New Year’s Day breakfast perfectly top off the turn of the year. Guests on board AIDAstella and AIDAnova can experience the now legendary fireworks at the port of Funchal in Madeira. On AIDAprima, the spectacular fireworks show will be taking place in Abu Dhabi, and on AIDAbella against the dazzling backdrop of Singapore. And on all other ships without fireworks, fun parties with impressive surprises await guests. The “Fire-Dancer” show on the Selection ships AIDAcara, AIDAvita and AIDAaura guarantees hot entertainment.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2019 - Rewards for booking early
There are attractive Early Booker Plus discounts for AIDA Premium rate bookings made by May 31, 2019, for winter 2019/2020 cruises, subject to availability. Early bookers will enjoy all the benefits of the AIDA PREMIUM rate such as their choice of stateroom, free airplane seat reservations, an AIDA Rail&Fly ticket which is valid everywhere in Germany, as well as two bottles of mineral water every day on board and internet use (250 MB data volume) per stateroom and per cruise.
The AIDA Christmas Cruises can be booked at travel agencies, online at www.aida.de, or by calling the AIDA Customer Center at +49 (0) 381 / 20 27 07 07. Availability is limited. Special menus, Christmas gifts, or spa treatments can be booked prior to the cruise on MyAIDA (www.aida.de/myaida).
Price example for the editors
Orient from Abu Dhabi with AIDAprima
December 18 to 25, 2018
7 days from/to Abu Dhabi
Starting from € 799* per person including flights
* AIDA VARIO price per person with 2-person occupancy (interior stateroom), incl. arrival and departure package, limited availability
Where are the AIDA ships on Christmas and New Year’s Eve?
|Ship||December 24||December 31|
|AIDAaura||at sea, heading for Mauritius||Port Louis/ Mauritius|
|AIDAblu||at sea, heading for Mauritius||Port Victoria/Seychelles|
|AIDAcara||Horta/Portugal||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|AIDAdiva||at sea, heading for Costa Rica||Fort-de France/Martinique|
|AIDAluna||Roatán/Honduras||at sea, heading for Dom. Rep.|
|AIDAmar||at sea, heading for Spain||Lisbon|
|AIDAprima||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi|
|AIDAstella||at sea, heading for Madeira||Funchal/Madeira|
|AIDAvita||Benoa/Bali||at sea, heading for Indonesia|
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Vice President Communication & Sustainability