Under the motto “The world is becoming more colorful”, AIDA Cruises' new LNG-powered ship AIDAcosma was officially christened on Saturday, April 9, as part of colorful music and light show in Hamburg (Germany).
The godmother of AIDA Cruises’ 2nd LNG cruise ship is the 11-time world champion in track cycling, Kristina Vogel. Accompanied by Capt. Vincent Cofalka, Kristina Vogel lit up a colourful globe on the Ocean Deck of the newbuild at 9:55 p.m. The baptismal bottle smashed against the hull of AIDAcosma at the same time.
Cruise fans across Germany followed the naming live on the internet, on AIDA Cruises' YouTube channel, and onboard all AIDA ships.
As part of the christening ceremony, a light show illuminated the newest member of the fleet. Visible from afar, the sky over the Hanseatic city turned into a unique sea of bright colors.
At 11:30 p.m., AIDAcosma said goodbye to the port of Hamburg with a light show from onboard, which took place during the departure while passing Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Landungsbrücken to Teufelsbrück. Until April 23, the 2-week christening voyage will sail to Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Balearic Spain) over the Easter holidays.
From April 23 through to October 29, AIDAcosma will be offering roundtrips from two homeports - Palma and Barcelona. Ajaccio Corsica, Livorno-Florence and Civitavecchia-Rome are also on the program during the 7-day “Mediterranean Treasures” itinerary. During winter 2022-2023, the boat will be homeported in the UAE's Dubai and Abu Dhabi, operating 7-day roundtrips.