AIDAnova Given Her Smile at Meyer Werft

By ,   June 9, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The youngest member of AIDA Cruises fleet starts sailing from December. AIDAnova was given her smile at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The exterior painting of a wave, ship's smiling lips, eye and eyelid is applied to all AIDA Cruises ships based on an idea from Rostock artist, Feliks Buttner.

The smiling lips of the ship are the first element, and now adorn 250m2 of the prow. The brand symbol took 50 liters of paint.

AIDAnova cruise ship

AIDAnova will be officially christened outside Papenburg's covered dockyard on August 31 during AIDA Open Air. The formal ceremony will be accompanied by a presentation and fireworks display.

From December, AIDAnova will start her maiden season with Canary Islands cruises. Before those get underway, the newbuild will come to Hamburg. On December 2, AIDAnova will call at the Hanseatic City on Elbe River, after which the vessel will head to Gran Canaria.

AIDAnova is the first cruise ship in the world that can be entirely powered via environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). This new generation of ships combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative design ensuring greater onboard comfort.