AIDA Cruises takes delivery of its newest ship AIDAcosma in Bremerhaven (Germany)

   December 22, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

AIDA Cruises announced that on December 21, 2021, it had taken delivery of its newest cruise ship AIDAcosma in Bremerhaven (Bremen, Germany) from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg (Germany).

It is the company’s 2nd newbuild powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas), currently the most advanced technology for reducing emissions in the maritime sector.

From the end of February, Hamburg (Germany) will be the first “homeport” for AIDAcosma.

The first of 6 metropolis cruises starts on February 26, 2022. 

On April 9, next year, the champion athlete Kristina Vogel will christen the new ship in Hamburg. Passengers of the subsequently starting christening journey to the Mediterranean can experience the special event onboard.

The special 2-week christening cruise, including the ceremonial christening, is taking guests to either Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Balearic Spain) (until April 23) or Barcelona (Spain) (until April 22). Further itinerary highlights include Cadiz (Spain, Sevilla), Lisbon (Portugal), and Malaga (Spain Granada)

AIDAcosma cruise ship

From April 23 through October 15, 2022, AIDAcosma will offer roundtrips from Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. The 1-week highlight itinerary “Mediterranean Treasures” also includes Corsica (France), Livorno (Florence-Pisa, Italy), Civitavecchia-Rome (Italy). In the fall, the ship will reposition to its winter homeport Dubai UAE.

AIDAcosma is already the 9th ship Meyer has built for AIDA. Like the sistership AIDAnova, the liner boasts low-emission LNG propulsion. In 2018, AIDAnova was the first cruise ship in the world with an innovative propulsion system.