New AIDA Cruises Flagship Sets Sail in Western Mediterranean from July

By ,   December 31, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The latest offshoot of Rostock-based AIDA Cruises, AIDAperla, will be arriving in Western Mediterranean in July 2017, a couple of months earlier than planned.

Following the successful launch of AIDAprima, AIDA Cruises will welcome her sister ship AIDAperla as the 12th member of the fleet in 2017.

The 300-meter-long and 37.6-meter-wide ship will be cruising the Western Mediterranean as early as July 1, 2017. Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona are the homeports for AIDAperlas’ 7-day cruises (Pearls of the Mediterranean 1) to Rome (Civitavecchia), Corsica and Florence (Livorno).

AIDAperla will be taking over the cruises sailed by AIDAbella. The latter ship will then be making additional cruises in Northern Europe.

Guests booked on AIDAbella between June 30 and August 26, 2017 will be among the first to experience the latest member of the AIDA fleet, and will benefit from an expanded choice of staterooms.

Onboard features include Beach Club, (beneath a weatherproof / UV-permeable foil dome), Four Elements (water slides, climbing garden), Body & Soul Organic Spa (various saunas, indoor / outdoor pools, tepidarium, fireside room), Lanai Deck (with Infinity pools), glass elevators, 2 skywalks, LED technology, aerial performance equipment (for acrobatic shows), interactive floating ball (for the entertainment program, kids / teens dedicated facilities (including Mini Club providing childcare for kids as young as 6 months).

The ship has 12 restaurants, 3 snack bars, 14 bars.

From September 1, 2017 AIDAperla will then be setting sail as planned on 4 different itinerary routes for the metropolises of the Western Mediterranean (Pearls of the Mediterranean 1, 2, 3 & 4). From March 2018 AIDAperla will make her first appearance in Germany. The Hanseatic City of Hamburg will be the start and end port for seven-day round trips to the most beautiful metropolises in Western Europe such as London (Southampton), Paris (Le Havre), Brussels (Zeebrugge) or Rotterdam.

  • Pearls of the Mediterranean 1 with AIDAperla (July to October 2017)
  • 7 days from/to Majorca and Barcelona from EUR 930 pp (AIDA PREMIUM rate double-occupancy Interior stateroom IB) incl. 150 Early Booker Plus discount for bookings up to January 31, 2017, limited availability)
  • Arrival and departure package include AIDA Rail&Fly Ticket from EUR 340 pp.