AIDA expands its Selection Program, AIDAmira sold to Ambassador Cruise Line

   January 27, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The Carnival Corporation-owned company AIDA Cruises is further expanding its Selection program.

AIDAselection voyages will be offered and further developed regardless of ship class. Passengers can expect a selection of special itineraries featuring authentic travel experiences.

In October, AIDAsol is expected to become the first Sphinx-class liner to embark on a world voyage. Highlights of the 117-day journey include the circumnavigation of Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope, destinations like the Avenue of Glaciers, Cape Horn (Chile Antarctica), Mauritius, Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia Argentina), and New Year’s Eve in Sydney (NSW Australia).

Passengers will sail to the Lofoten Islands aboard AIDAbella, the Arctic Circle aboard AIDAluna, while AIDAblu will offer unique experiences on cruises to Seychelles, Madagascar, and Mauritius. The new offer is complemented by the cruises of AIDAaura and AIDAvita, which provide Selection moments in the 2022 summer with routes to the archipelago off the Swedish coast or the Scottish Islands, among others.

With the commissioning of AIDAcosma next month, AIDA continues the company's sustainable growth course. It is the 2nd AIDA newbuild to be powered by low-emission LNG (liquefied natural gas).

AIDA plans to use fuel cells and batteries on its ships for the first time this current year. In the ports, the line is committed to the development of shore power from renewable energy sources. The AIDA liners already use shore power where it's technically possible.

On January 26, AIDA announced that AIDAmira will leave the fleet by March 2022. Today (Jan 27) was revealed that the vessel was sold to the UK-based "Ambassador Cruise Line" (new brand/2021-founded) and under the new name "Ambition" is scheduled to join the fleetmate Ambience in 2023-Q2.

The drydock-refurbished Ambassador Ambition will be homeported in London-Tilbury, and will also offer departures from Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, Avonmouth-Bristol, Falmouth, Dundee Scotland, Belfast Ireland.