Launched in 2018, AIDAnova cruise 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.
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.