AIDA Cruises

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AIDA Cruises
TypePublic
IndustryTransportation
Founded1960
HeadquartersRostock, Germany
ProductsCruises
Websitehttp://www.aida.de/
 
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AIDA Cruises
TypePublic
IndustryTransportation
Founded1960
HeadquartersRostock, Germany
ProductsCruises
Websitehttp://www.aida.de/

AIDA Cruises is a British-American owned German cruise line based in Rostock, Germany. Originally founded as Deutsche Seereederei with a ship called Völkerfreundschaft ("Friendship Between Peoples"), the company entered the cruise industry in the 1960s.[1]

The company was acquired by P&O Princess Cruises in 2000.[1][2] In 2003, P&O Princess merged with Carnival Corporation, to form Carnival Corporation & plc, the worlds largest cruise holiday company. Following the merger, executive control of AIDA Cruises transferred to Costa Cruises Group,[3][4] one of the main operating companies of the Carnival Group, with responsibility for the group's European brands.

AIDA Cruises is now one of eleven brands operated by the Carnival Group accounting for 6.5% of its share of revenue[5] and has its own executive team, led by company President Michael Thamm.[6][7] AIDA ships cater to the German-speaking market and are renowned for their youthful style and casual service. As seagoing "club resorts", AIDA ships have many on-board amenities and facilities that attract younger, more active vacationers.[8]

Ships[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

ShipBuiltBuilderEntered Service for AIDAGross TonnageFlagNotesImage
AIDAcara1996Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Finland)1996–Present38,531 tons ItalyPreviously AIDAAIDAcara Helsinki.jpg
AIDAvita2002Aker MTW2002–Present42,289 tons ItalyAIDA vita im Hafen von Ajaccio, Korsika.JPG
AIDAaura2003Aker MTW2003–Present42,289 tons ItalyMalta-Aida.JPG
AIDAdiva2007Meyer Werft2007–Present69,203 tons ItalyAIDAdiva in Kiel.jpg
AIDAbella2008Meyer Werft2008–Present69,203 tons ItalyAIDA bella Meyer Werft.JPG
AIDAluna2009Meyer Werft2009–Present69,203 tons ItalyAida-luna.JPG
AIDAblu2010Meyer Werft2010–Present71,300 tons ItalyThe name has been used for a former AIDA ship from 2004-2007.AIDAblu Warnemünde 04-07-2010.jpg
AIDAsol2011Meyer Werft2011–Present71,300 tons ItalyAidasol.jpg
AIDAmar2012Meyer Werft2012–Present71,300 tons ItalyAIDAmar Meyer-Werft Papenburg 2.jpg
AIDAstella2013Meyer Werft2013–Present71,304 tons ItalyAIDAstella-image01.jpg

Future ships[edit]

ShipDeliveryBuilderGross TonnagePlanned flagNotes
AIDAprimaMarch 2015Mitsubishi125,000 tons ItalyAIDA's largest ship ever[9]
AIDATBAMarch 2016Mitsubishi125,000 tons Italy[10]

Former fleet[edit]

ShipBuiltBuilderEntered Service for AIDAGross TonnageFlagNotesImage
AIDAblu1991Fincantieri2003–200769,845 tons ItalyIn 2007 became the Ocean Village 2 for Ocean VillageAIDAblu LaPalma.JPG

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