Delivery of AIDAnova Pushed Back Again

By ,   November 16, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The Rostock-based AIDA Cruises canceled the maiden voyage of its AIDAnova ship planned for December 2, 2018.

AIDAnova is currently being completed by Meyer Werft Papenburg shipyard that wants to finish the work on the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) operated cruise ship in the world until November 30. 

According to customer information from the cruise company, Meyer Werft and its partners needed a little more time. In addition to the maiden voyage, due to sail from Hamburg to Gran Canaria on December 2, five more cruises have been canceled. AIDA Cruises reimburses travelers who have booked one of the trips concerned the full cruise fare.

AIDAnova cruise ship

Reason for the new delay was that the public areas aboard the 337-meter ship had not been finished. The ship will now be handed over to AIDA Cruises in December and available on December 19 for the first guests in Tenerife.

According to data by Meyer shipyard, the first test was successful and the ship had returned Tuesday morning after completely sailing on LNG during her first test drive.