AIDA Cruises unveils ~450 new voyages for Summer 2026

   June 28, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

From Alesund (Norway) to Zakynthos (Greece), ~450 cruises from AIDA Cruises'  Summer Program 2026 are now open for booking.

Planning ahead is advantageous, as indicated by the calendar and the early booking bonus of up to EUR 300 per person.

A rare natural spectacle awaits in the form of the total solar eclipse on August 12, 2026, which will darken the skies over Greenland, Iceland, and Spain for about two minutes. Guests on 5 AIDA ships will have the opportunity to witness this event up close. Beginning on August 7, 2026, AIDAsol ship will embark from Hamburg (Germany), navigating through the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay towards the eclipse. Meanwhile, in the western Mediterranean, the ships AIDAcosma and AIDAstella leave from Mallorca (Spain) on August 7, 8, and 9. The ships AIDAbella and AIDAluna will also offer eclipse-themed voyages, bookable starting July 31, 2024.

Other natural phenomena are also anticipated in 2026. The Perseids meteor shower, visible on clear nights between July 17 and August 24, will be observable from the Baltic Sea region where AIDAdiva ship will journey from Rostock/Warnemunde to various Baltic coast highlights. Hamina on the Gulf of Finland, a new addition to the Baltic program, offers a unique fortified city layout with its circular design centered around the town hall.

A chance to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is available on the “Autumnal Northern Lights” cruises aboard AIDAsol departing from Hamburg. The 14-day voyages will include stops in Leknes and Bodo, the Lofoten Islands, and Tromso (Norway).

For those anticipating the World Cup finals in 2026, mark your calendars for July 19. Although the teams are yet to be decided, AIDAmar ship will be in Stockholm (Sweden) on the “Cities of the Baltic Sea from Warnemunde 1” cruise, while AIDAsol will be in Portsmouth (England), on the “Great Britain & Ireland from Hamburg” voyage. AIDAstella will commence its 10-day “Spain, Portugal & Balearic Islands from Mallorca” cruise from Palma de Mallorca on this notable soccer day.

Midsummer’s Day, a significant holiday in the Nordic calendar, will be celebrated on June 21 with traditional dances, flower decorations, and culinary delights. In the summer of 2026, 8 AIDA ships will depart from Hamburg, Kiel, and Warnemunde on various northern routes, visiting the Baltic Sea, Norway’s fjords, Scotland, and Iceland. A highlight will be AIDAprima ship’s voyages to the Norwegian fjords, including the Geirangerfjord and the Naeroyfjord, both of which are World Heritage Sites.

For the Easter holidays, AIDAprima invites guests on an “Easter Voyage through the Mediterranean.” For Pentecost, AIDAblu’s Greece cruises are enticing, with new stops in Zakynthos and Bodrum. Zakynthos is a bathing paradise in the Ionian Sea, while Bodrum offers excellent swimming, water sports, and cultural treasures.

In the summer of 2026, AIDAcosma, AIDAstella, and AIDAblu will be sailing the Mediterranean, featuring itineraries along the Adriatic coast, the Greek and Turkish islands, and the western Mediterranean.