On Tuesday, October 15, the first building-block for AIDA Cruises’ 2nd LNG-powered ship (Cosma) was put in place at Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany.
Two trainees, AIDA Cruises' Charleen Hoffmann and Meyer Werft shipyard's Kenny Schaft, placed the traditional lucky coin under the first of a total of ninety blocks.
On the occasion of the keel-laying, the name of the newbuild and her first routing were announced: the vessel will be named AIDAcosma. She will be sailing from Port Kiel to the Norwegian fjords and Baltic Sea from summer 2021.
Through making investments of more than 2 billion Euros in Germany by 2023 with the building of AIDAcosma and a 3rd LNG-powered ship, the cruise company will be contributing to the creation of secure jobs in shipbuilding and maritime supply industry.
The 183,900 GT AIDAcosma will start her maiden season in summer 2021. From May through October she will be sailing from the port of Kiel on a couple of northern routes. On alternating weeks, the vessel will sail to the Norwegian fjords as well as to some of the most beautiful Baltic cities. Depending on the date, AIDAcosma will stay overnight in Saint Petersburg, Tallinn or Helsinki.