It is the first call of AIDAdiva for the season and the restart for the crew members following the COVID crisis, making it the fleet's 8th to go offshore again in 3 days’ time.
According to Frank Jacobi, the boat's Staff Captain, the entrance into the port of Warnemünde was one of the most beautiful, because the scenery was "truly unique: the view from the sea canal from the tea pot to the Neptun hotel"was indescribable. He added the enthusiasm of the cruise fans ashore was "just as unique.”
His colleague, Andre Schalowski (Safety Officer) agreed, as for him “as a nautical engineer who was born in Rostock and lives in Warnemünde," there was no better port in the world.
Hotel Director Harriet Umbrich said he was looking forward to welcoming the first passengers, who were expected on October 16.
“We have made intensive use of the past few weeks to prepare our beautiful ship for the guests and trained all processes with the crew. Now we are ready and can hardly wait for the ship to be revitalized!”
The ship's first two itineraries visit Gdynia-Gdansk (Poland), Visby (Gotland Island, Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) on 5-day roundtrips. On October 26, AIDAdiva is scheduled for a Transatlantic repositioning to the Caribbean. The voyage leaves from Warnemünde and ends in La Romana (Dominicana), visiting Tortola Island (Road Town, BVI), Samana (Dominicana), Philipsburg (St Maarten Island), Basseterre (St Kitts Island), and the sister islands of the Lesser Antilles. The ship's Caribbean homeports are La Romana (Dominicana) and Montego Bay (Jamaica).