The new AIDA Cruises' ship, AIDAnova, is scheduled to leave Papenburg, Germany on Monday, October 8, 2018 to be conveyed on river Ems to Eemshaven, Netherlands. The newbuild is due to arrive in Eemshaven Tuesday morning. Later on it will go through a number of days of nautical and technical sea trials on North Sea.
Ems barrier will be helping AIDAnova to pass through river Ems, a procedure that will be kept as short as possible. The schedule below has been drawn up for the conveyance, with changes possible at short notice because of weather and tidal conditions:
Monday, October 8:
- departure from shipyard (Papenburg) - approx. 07:00 a.m.
- ship passes sea lock (Papenburg) - approx. 08:00 a.m.
- ship passes Friesenbridge (Weener) - approx. 02:30 p.m.
- ship passes Jann Berghaus Bridge (Leer) - approx. 07:00 p.m.
- arrival at the river Ems barrier (Gandersum) - approx. 11:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9:
- ship passes the Ems barrier - approx. 1:00 a.m.
- ship passes Emden - approx. 2:30 a.m.
- arrival Eemshaven - Approx. 9:00 a.m.
All details are subject to the wind, weather and water levels and are therefore without guarantee. Timings may be changed at short notice.
For the numerous spectators who want to watch the crossing from the dikes along Ems, AIDA distributes croissants, pretzels, tea and coffee at Meyer shipyard, at Friesen-bridge and at Jann-Berghaus-bridge.
AIDAnova is due to proceed in reverse up river Ems to North Sea. The approach proved successful in the past as it makes manoeuvring easier. Two tugs will provide assistance in the process.