AIDAperla accidents and incidents

AIDAperla cruise ship
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Former names
AIDAmia

Length (LOA)
300 m / 984 ft

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CruiseMapper's AIDAperla cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 3400-passenger vessel owned by AIDA Cruises. Our AIDAperla accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • injuries/crimes – overboard/rescued (2017)
  • Norovirus - 2018 (70 passengers)
DateAccident
  20 September 2018Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

On September 20, 2018 (early morning), the liner docked in Rotterdam (Holland) with 70 passengers suffering from Norovirus symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea). The crew increased onboard hygiene measures after the GI infections occurred. By late morning, Dutch emergency services stated that half of the sick passengers had recovered and released from quarantine.

The incident occured at the end of 7-day Metropolen cruise (itinerary Sept 15-22) roundtrip from homeport Hamburg to UK (Southampton), France (Le Havre, Paris), Belgium (Zeebrugge) and Rotterdam.

Note: When the itinerary doesn’t include US cruise ports, the ship is not required to report to CDC, thus no official illness report would be issued.

  30 June 2017Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On June 30, 2017, a 24-year-old male passenger naked jumped from the ship. The young man appeared to be on drugs. He was traveling together with his grandmother. The incident occurred in the morning (at ~6:30 am) while the ship exited Palma de Mallorca’s harbour. The man, swimming through the harbor, was saved by port guards, brought back onboard, then taken to a local hospital. The incident happened at the end of the 7-day Mediterranean cruise (inaugural itinerary June 24 - July 1) from Barcelona to Palma (Majorca Island, Spain).

  2013Structural and Technical Issues

In 2013 (2 years into the shipbuilding project) the Mitsubishi company replaced many of the project’s management and engineering teams, including external specialists (non-Japanese). Detailed design works were finished in mid-2015.

The original MHI contract was USD 650 million for each of both AIDA vessels (Prima and Perla), including the ship design work. The Mitsubishi company booked a loss of USD 1,7 billion, including the compensation to AIDA Cruises. There were even rumors about MHI exiting the cruise ship building business.

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