AIDAblu deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Each of the AIDAblu 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 AIDAblu staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
ms AIDAblu (built 2010, scheduled refurbishment 2018) is the 7th (last) of the Sphinx-class AIDA cruise ships – together with her sisters AIDAmar, AIDAsoland AIDAstella, and also the 1-deck smaller AIDAbella, AIDAdiva and AIDAluna. The AIDA Blu ship’s owner is Costa Cruises (a Carnival Group’s brand line, under the Carnival UK management). The ship’s operator is the German cruise line AIDA Kreutzfahrten.
AIDAblu cruise ship deck plan has a total of 1096 cabins for 2192 passengers (max occupancy is 2500 guests) served by 610 crew/staff. The ship has 12 passenger accessible decks, with 6 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 jacuzzies, 10 elevators. Main deck areas are:
- dining facilities (43000 ft2 / 3988 m2)
- wellness area (21000 ft2 / 1956 m2) – one of the largest at sea
- outside deck spaces (87000 ft2 / 8120 m2)
- Theatrium / Theater (32000 ft2 / 3000 m2).
Complimentary dining options (included in AIDAblu cruise prices) are Markt, California Grill, East, and Bella Donna. At additional charge are Rossini, Buffalo, Sushi Bar, and the Brauhaus. In the 3 buffet restaurants on the AIDAblu ship (Markt, East, Bella Donna), soft drinks, and also beer and house wines are complimentary during Lunch/Dinner times.
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.
AIDAblu deck plans are property of AIDA Cruises. All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.