AIDAbella

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DEN-Copenhagen-AIDAbella cruise ship in port.JPG
AIDAbella in port in Denmark
Career
Name:AIDAbella
Operator:AIDA Cruises
Port of registry:Genoa, Italy[1]
Ordered:August 1, 2005[2]
Builder:Meyer Werft (Papenburg)[1][3]
Cost:$390 million[1]
Yard number:S.666[2]
Laid down:March 10, 2007[4]
Launched:October 19, 2007[2]
Christened:April 23, 2008 in Warnemünde by Eva Padberg[5]
In service:April 2008[1]
Identification:IMO number: 9362542[6]
Call Sign ICGS[7]
MMSI 247229700[7]
Status:In service
General characteristics
Type:Cruise ship
Tonnage:69,203 GT
Length:826.77 ft (252.00 m)[1]
Beam:105.6 ft (32.19 m)[1]
Draft:24.6 ft (7.50 m)[1]
Decks:14 decks
Installed power:36,000 kW[1]
Propulsion:diesel-electric; two shafts
Speed:19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph) (service)[3]
21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph) (maximum)[8]
Capacity:2,500 passengers[1]
Crew:646[1]
 
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DEN-Copenhagen-AIDAbella cruise ship in port.JPG
AIDAbella in port in Denmark
Career
Name:AIDAbella
Operator:AIDA Cruises
Port of registry:Genoa, Italy[1]
Ordered:August 1, 2005[2]
Builder:Meyer Werft (Papenburg)[1][3]
Cost:$390 million[1]
Yard number:S.666[2]
Laid down:March 10, 2007[4]
Launched:October 19, 2007[2]
Christened:April 23, 2008 in Warnemünde by Eva Padberg[5]
In service:April 2008[1]
Identification:IMO number: 9362542[6]
Call Sign ICGS[7]
MMSI 247229700[7]
Status:In service
General characteristics
Type:Cruise ship
Tonnage:69,203 GT
Length:826.77 ft (252.00 m)[1]
Beam:105.6 ft (32.19 m)[1]
Draft:24.6 ft (7.50 m)[1]
Decks:14 decks
Installed power:36,000 kW[1]
Propulsion:diesel-electric; two shafts
Speed:19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph) (service)[3]
21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph) (maximum)[8]
Capacity:2,500 passengers[1]
Crew:646[1]

AIDAbella is a cruise ship operated by AIDA Cruises. Built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, she is a sister ship to AIDAdiva and AIDAluna. The ship has a passenger capacity of over 2,050.[9] The name AIDAbella was chosen after a competition to name the new ship. The name was meant to signify how beautiful the ship is.[10]

Features[edit]

The ship features 1,025 passenger cabins, many with balconies. There is a nude sunbathing area towards the rear of the ship. Amidships is a circular, glass-walled, and roofed Theatrium in the center of the ship which can be used as a nightclub.[9]

AIDAbella in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ward, Douglas (2009). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships (18th ed.). Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 978-981-268-564-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Data from XVAS". Vessel Assessment System. Retrieved 2009-07-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "AIDAbella". ShipParade. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.meyerwerft.de/page.asp?lang=e&main=3&subs=0&did=1383
  5. ^ "AIDAbella Christened in Germany". Cruise Critic. 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  6. ^ "AIDAbella (9362542)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. http://www.equasis.org/EquasisWeb/restricted/ShipList?fs=ShipSearch&P_PAGE=1&P_IMO=9362542. Retrieved 2013-05-20.(registration required)
  7. ^ a b "AIDAbella (IMO: 9362542)". vesseltracker.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  8. ^ "AIDAbella". SchiffsSpotter.de (in German). Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  9. ^ a b "Das Jahr der Megapötte". T-Online (in German) (Deutsche Telekom AG). 2008-12-05. Archived from the original on 200-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  10. ^ "AIDAbella-World Cruise". WorldCruise. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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