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First Steel Cut for the Next AIDA Cruises Ship

By ,   August 16, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

With the official steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft, work has started on the next new ship for AIDA Cruises.

Just like AIDAnova (delivered in 2018), the 2nd newbuild sistership (AIDAcosma) will be fitted with an environmentally friendly LNG propulsion system. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2021. The 3rd ship in this class will be delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft in 2023.

AIDAnova cruise ship

This generation of AIDA Cruises ships uses LNG engines by Caterpillar/MaK, that fulfill the strictest environmental regulations and have been designed with the focus on energy efficiency. Design and planning activities gave priority to LED lighting, innovative electric motors, heat recovery, ship automation and glazing, geared to energy efficiency, weight-optimized material selection, optimized underwater paintwork to reduce resistance, and other topics.

The 183 900 GRT newbuilds for AIDA have cabin capacity ~2600.