Launched in 2018, AIDAnova ship was built at Meyer Werft shipyard (Papenburg Germany). This is the first of three AIDA Helios-class liners. The second ship (still unnamed) will be launched in 2021 spring, while the 3rd (TBN) will be delivered in 2023. AIDA's Helios-class was preceded by the Hyperion-Class (AIDAprima and AIDAperla). AIDAnova is company's 8th vessel built in Papenburg.
On Wednesday, December 19, AIDA Cruises welcomed its first guests onboard AIDAnova in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the premiere voyage around the Canaries and Madeira.
The first cruise ship in the world that can be powered at sea and at port with low-emission LNG (liquefied natural gas) had previously arrived in port Tenerife on December 18, to be fueled for the first time with LNG for her premiere season.