AIDA Cruises Names New Ship

Aida Cruises has announced that its newest ship, set to debut in 2015, will be named AIDAprima.

The new ship is currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. The new ship will be the line’s largest cruise ship to date and is expected to have a GRT of 124,500 tons and will carry 3,300 guests. The new ship will also offer guests activities and amenities themed around the four elements: earth, water, wind, and fire. Most notably, the ship will offer two water slides, a lazy river, rock climbing  wall, 13 restaurants, 18 bars, an open air promenade, a Beach Club, and a sports deck where participants can be viewed on a giant LED wall.

“The AIDAprima will usher in a new era of cruising,” said Michael Ungerer, president of AIDA, in a prepared statement. “Our new flagship offers more space, more variety, more individuality than ever before.”

The maiden voyage of AIDAprima sails from Yokohama to Hamburg, March 22 to 16 June 2015. The first of 52 seven-day cruises from Hamburg starts on June 20, 2015.




Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.