AIDAaura deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Each of the AIDAaura cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on AIDAaura staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
ms AIDAaura (built 2003, last refurbished in 2013) is the “newest among the oldest” and smallest AIDA cruise ships – together with AIDAvita (sister ship) and AIDAcara (the line’s first vessel). The ship’s owner is Costa Cruises (Carnival Corporation’s brand line, under the management of Carnival UK /group of companies). The ship’s operator is the German cruise line AIDA Kreutzfahrten.
AIDAaura cruise ship deck plan has a total of 633 cabins for 1266 passengers (max occupancy is 1300 guests) served by 420 crew/staff. The ship has 10 passenger accessible decks (out of 12), with 3 restaurants, 5 bars and lounges (no casino), 1 swimming pool, 3 jacuzzies, 6 elevators, dining areas (26260 ft2 / 2440 m2), sundeck areas (37135 ft2 / 3450 m2), Spa & Fitness areas (12920 ft2 / 1200 m2).
Complimentary dining options (included in AIDAaura cruise prices) are the buffets Markt and Calypso, and the Pool Grill. At additional charge is the reservation-only Rossini restaurant (with waiter service). At the ship’s buffet restaurants, wine and beer are complimentary for lunch and dinner.
AIDAaura deck plan changes after the 2013 refurbishment include the newly added teen lounge Waikiki (on Deck 10) and the small Art Gallery (on Deck 8). The fitness equipment was upgraded, and all floors were replaced.
Cruise ship Pepper robots
An innovative AIDA and Costa Cruises program implemented latest cyborg technology fleetwide. Humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on dining (restaurants, bars), entertainment (lounges, scheduled events, presentations, promotions) and Costa Cruises shore excursions and tours (offered in ports of call along the cruise ship itinerary).
These robots (named “Pepper”) are able to communicate in 3 different languages (English, German, Italian), to move fluidly and even to interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and face expressions.
Designed by the companies ALDEBARAN and SoftBank, the Pepper robot was launched in Japan (June 2014) as the world’s first “emotional” robot. The machine's main statistics are:
- height 120 cm / 4 ft
- weight 28 kg / 62 pounds
- 3x wheels (omnidirectional)
- 17x joints
- 1x 3D depth sensor
- 2x HD cameras
- 4x microphones
- touch sensors (in its head and hands)
- a 10-inch (25 cm) touch screen
The new technology was first tested on the AIDAstella ship where Pepper learned to engage with passengers and crew. The first set of robots were introduced on Costa Diadema and AIDAprima in April 2016. By the end of summer 2016, Pepper robots were added on all AIDA and Costa ships.
AIDAaura deck plans are property of AIDA Cruises. All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.