AIDA Cruises' new ship AIDAcosma leaves MEYER WERFT’s building dock

   July 13, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

On Saturday, July 10, AIDA Cruises' newbuild - AIDAcosma left the covered building dock II (Hall 6) of MEYER WERFT.

The 337-m-long vessel started moving Saturday morning. AIDAcosma is the sistership of AIDAnova, which MEYER WERFT shipyard completed in 2018 as the first LNG-powered cruise ship in the world. The new ship then moored at the outfitting pier in the yard harbor. Following the maneuver, AIDAcosma's masts and funnels will be lifted onto the liner by crane and assembled.

AIDAcosma cruise ship

Low-emission LNG engines from Caterpillar/MaK, meeting the strictest environmental requirements, will be used onboard AIDAcosma. During the design and development of this class of ships, the focus was on energy efficiency.

Innovative electric motors, heat recovery, LED lighting, ship automation and glazing systems focused on energy efficiency, weight optimization in the selection of materials, optimized and biocide-free underwater coatings for drag reduction, as well as many other issues, have been given the highest priority in the construction.

The interior outfitting of AIDAcosma will be completed at MEYER WERFT’s outfitting quay. In October, the newbuild will embark on the Ems passage in order to complete her technical and nautical sea trials.

AIDAcosma will sail 7-day cruises around the Canary Islands in her premier season in winter 2021-2022. From April 13, 2022, the ship will set off on a transfer cruise to the Mediterranean. Subsequently, 7-day sailings from Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Balearic Spain) or Barcelona Spain are on the program.