AIDAbella

Former name: MS Seetours

AIDAbella current position

AIDAbella current location is at North Sea (coordinates 58.92011 N / 4.36478 E) cruising at speed of 13.8 kn (26 km/h | 16 mph) en route to Bergen. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of AIDAbella

AIDAbella current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Nordkap. The itinerary starts on 21 Jul, 2024 and ends on 04 Aug, 2024.

Date / TimePort
21 Jul 18:00    Departing from Kiel, Germany hotels
23 Jul 10:00 - 18:00    Bergen, Norway
24 Jul 10:00 - 14:00    Andalsnes, Norway
24 Jul 16:30 - 20:30    Molde, Norway
26 Jul 10:00 - 19:00    Tromso, Norway
27 Jul 22:00 - 28 Jul 17:00    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island Norway
30 Jul 08:00 - 19:00    Leknes-Gravdal, Vestvagoy Island Lofoten Norway
31 Jul 14:30 - 20:30    Trondheim, Norway
02 Aug 10:00 - 18:00    Skagen, Denmark
03 Aug 08:00 - 18:00    Copenhagen, Denmark
04 Aug 08:00    Arriving in Kiel, Germany hotels

Specifications of AIDAbella

Year of build2008  /  Age: 16
Flag state Italy
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassAIDA SPHINX
Building costEUR 315 million (USD 390 million)
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)251 m / 823 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage69203 gt
Passengers2050 - 2500
Crew587
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks13
Cabins1025
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2021-2026
Sister-shipsAIDAluna, AIDAdiva
Former namesMS Seetours
Christened byEva Padberg
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorAIDA Kreuzfahrten (AIDA Cruises)

AIDAbella Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Nordische Inseln Mit Island Ab Kiel Kiel
2024 Jul 07 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Nordkap Kiel
2024 Jul 21 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Nordkap Kiel
2024 Aug 04 14 days, round-trip Grosbritannien Irland Kiel
2024 Aug 18 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Nordkap Kiel
2024 Sep 01 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel Kiel
2024 Sep 15 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel Kiel
2024 Sep 29 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel Kiel
2024 Oct 13 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel Kiel
2024 Oct 27 20 days, one-way from Kiel to La Romana Kiel
2024 Oct 27 28 days, one-way from Kiel to Montego Bay Kiel
2024 Nov 16 14 days, round-trip Mexiko Karibik Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2024 Nov 24 14 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Fort-de-France Montego Bay
2024 Nov 30 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2024 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Montego Bay Fort-de-France
2024 Dec 14 14 days, round-trip Karibik Mittelamerika Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2024 Dec 22 14 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Fort-de-France Montego Bay
2024 Dec 28 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Jan 05 14 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Montego Bay Fort-de-France
2025 Jan 11 14 days, round-trip Karibik Mittelamerika Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Jan 19 14 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Fort-de-France Montego Bay
2025 Jan 25 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Feb 02 14 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Montego Bay Fort-de-France
2025 Feb 08 14 days, round-trip Mexiko Karibik Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Feb 16 14 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Fort-de-France Montego Bay
2025 Feb 22 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Mar 02 14 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Montego Bay Fort-de-France
2025 Mar 08 14 days, round-trip Karibik Mittelamerika Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Mar 16 14 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Fort-de-France Montego Bay
2025 Mar 22 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ab Dominikanische Republik La Romana
2025 Mar 30 25 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Hamburg Fort-de-France
2025 Apr 05 10 days, one-way from La Romana to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria La Romana
2025 Apr 05 19 days, one-way from La Romana to Hamburg La Romana
2025 Apr 15 9 days, one-way from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Hamburg Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2025 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2025 May 01 3 days, round-trip Kurzreise Nach Arhus Kopenhagen Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 May 04 7 days, round-trip Schweden, Polen Danemark Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 May 11 5 days, round-trip Kurzreise Nach Norwegen Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 May 16 5 days, round-trip Kurzreise Norwegen Danemark Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 May 21 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Nach Oslo Kopenhagen Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 May 25 12 days, round-trip England, Schottland Norwegen Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Nach Oslo Kopenhagen Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Nordkap Kiel
2025 Jul 06 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Vesteralen Kiel
2025 Jul 20 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Nordkap Kiel
2025 Aug 03 14 days, round-trip Grosbritannien Irland Ab Kiel Kiel
2025 Aug 17 14 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Lofoten Vesteralen Kiel
2025 Aug 31 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel 2 Kiel
2025 Sep 14 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel 2 Kiel
2025 Sep 28 14 days, round-trip Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Kiel Kiel

AIDAbella Review

Review of AIDAbella

The 2008-built AIDAbella cruises ship is the second SPHINX-class AIDA liner, with sisterhips AIDAluna and AIDAdiva.

The vessel (IMO number 9362542) is currently Italy-flagged (MMSI 247229700) and registered in Genova.

History - construction and ownership

AIDA Cruises is a Rostock-headquartered subsidiary company owned by Carnival Corporation. AIDA is Europe's largest German cruise line (followed by TUI) targeting younger and more active travelers. AIDA was founded in 1960 (as "Deutsche Seereederei") and in 2000 was acquired by P&O Princess Cruises, which merged with Carnival Corporation (shipowner) in 2003. AIDA's first World Cruise (AIDAcara) was in 2017-2018 (October-February) with 116-day roundtrip itinerary from Hamburg Germany.

AIDAbella cruise ship

The 2500-passenger ship AIDAbella was originally named "MS Seetours" and is currently managed by Costa Crociere and operated by AIDA Kreutzfahrten.

Besides the ship's staff and crew, AIDA cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.

Decks and Cabins

AIDAbella staterooms (1025 total, in 18 grades) include 16 Suites, 480 Balconies, 186 Oceanviews, and 359 Inside cabins. The largest accommodations are the Aft-Facing Deluxe Suites (sized 400-470 ft2 / 37-44 m2, with private sundecks/wraparound terraces sized 270-540 ft2 / 25-50 m2).

The boat has 13 decks, of which 11 are passenger-accessible and 6 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

AIDAbella restaurants are open seating. Both of the buffets give passengers the chance to try food from several countries. Good wines are available to try. The Markt buffet Restaurant is located on deck 9. It is self-service and has a diverse and rich buffet. There are no strict dress codes or fixed dining times. Basic beverages, including house wines and beer, are free of charge at the buffet restaurants. In addition, several beverage packages are available to buy at reduced rates. A coffee bar is a calm place where you can try good coffee, meet a lot of new people, read your newspaper or magazine and have a good time.

Follows the complete list of AIDAbella restaurants and food bars.

  • Rossini (a speciality, dinner-only restaurant at surcharge, reservations required; offers waiter service and 6-course a-la-carte menu)
  • Markt Restaurant (complimentary main dining room; self-service buffet restaurant with a variety of food stations and a small terrace)
  • Bella Vista (Italian cuisine restaurant, complimentary, buffet-style dining, open 24 hours)
  • Buffalo Steakhouse (American fare restaurant with a la carte menu; reservations required; at a surcharge)
  • Weite Welt (Wide World complimentary buffet-style restaurant; has indoor/outdoor seating)
  • Sushi Bar (Japanese restaurant at surcharge, reservations are required)
  • Pizzeria Mare (Italian pizza restaurant; complimentary, self-service/buffet dining).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

AIDAbella offers first-class entertainment facilities including a glass-walled theatre and 4D cinema. Guests may prefer the casino, try some table games and new sports, or just relax. A big swimming pool is there for those who enjoy swimming. Have a rest in the large sunbathing area. Try the modern fitness centre to stay in good shape or practice golf. Pamper in the SPA with relaxing massages and beauty treatments (spa treatments have extra fees).

AIDAbella cruise ship

Follows the complete list of AIDAbella lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Pier 3 Bar (coffee bar)
  • Kids Club (AIDA Cruises kids program is complimentary, with supervised, age-appropriate activities: the 3 age groups include Seahorses for 3-6 yo, Dolphins for 7-9 yo and Sharks 10-11 yo; the Kids Club has an outdoor area with a paddling pool)
  • Internet stations with printers (located in the Reception/Lobby area; Wi-Fi coverage is available shipwide, including in all guests rooms)
  • Studio AIDA (TV studio, producing films related to ship's itinerary and activities, plus a radio program)
  • AIDA Bella Bar (cocktail bar with live music)
  • Theatrium (948-seat, 3-deck high; a combination of an Atrium and a theatre, with glass walls, a stage with dynamic platforms, and glass dome; hosts large-scale productions)
  • Art Gallery (Kunstgalerie; sells original artworks of renowned art schools and German artists; hosts art auctions)
  • AIDA Lounge (with 270-degree panoramic views and comfortable seating)
  • The Library (Bibliotek; offers card and board games)
  • AIDAbella casino
  • Cafe Mare (patisserie & speciality coffee bar)
  • Vinotek (fine wines shop; offers sommelier service and wine tasting events)
  • AIDA Bar (big-capacity lounge with panoramic windows)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop (professional photo & video services, duty-free accessories and equipment; new feature are the photo kiosks with touch-screens /face-recognition system)
  • AIDA Shop (duty-free merchandise at discount prices; the shopping arcade has a general store selling liquor and tobaccos, as well as small boutiques for jewellery, luxury watches, perfumes, brand fashion clothing, AIDA logo goods)
  • Beauty Salon (Friseur; provides hairdresser, barber services, professional manicure/pedicure)
  • Body & Soul Sports Fitness Centre (with a modern Gym and separate area for classes)
  • Zen Lounge (relaxation room; hosts indoor classes)
  • 4D Kino Cinemare (4D Cinema room)
  • Time Out Bar (sports bar); Ocean Bar (outdoor cocktail bar)
  • Blutenmeer (Blooming Sea flower shop)
  • Sundeck area (served by the Beach Bar)
  • Anytime Bar (Diskothek; ship’s disco & nightclub with DJ program and themed dance parties; during the day hosts organized dance classes)
  • HYPE (teens club with supervised activities in two age groups – Orcas for 12 -13 yo and Teens 14 -17 yo; complimentary)
  • Body & Soul SPA complex (Africa-themed, with Beauty Salon & Spa Reception, massages /treatments rooms, Wellness Suite, Wellness Oase, Aroma Sauna, Finish Sauna, Steam Room, relaxation room)
  • Wellness Oase (Oasis, with a large whirlpool, hammocks, relaxation beds, decorated with palm trees and live plants)
  • Wellness Suite (max 4 guests, rented for 4 hours; with its own veranda, Sauna, Whirlpool, luxury bath amenities)
  • SPA Bar (complimentary fresh fruits, tea, wellness drinks)
  • Sundeck / sunbathing area (Freibereich, located above the swimming pool; with loungers, served by the Pool Bar); the ship’s Top Deck is dedicated to Freikorperkultur / FKK Bereich nudist area with sun loungers)
  • Sun Deck games area (Sonnendeck – Freibereich, with shuffleboard, giant chess, Boccia, backgammon, darts, table tennis)
  • Videowand (outdoor theatre, with a big-size LED screen)
  • Sports Deck area (Sportaussendeck with a combined sports court volleyball/basketball, Golf Cage, putting green area, golf simulator)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

Itineraries

AIDAbella itinerary program is based on Northern European/Baltic Sea voyages departing out of Kiel (Germany), Asian deployment with homeporting in Laem Chabang-Bangkok (Thailand), and Middle East/Arabian cruises from Dubai (UAE).

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AIDAbella is the 5th liner of AIDA Kreutzfahrten. Ship's name was chosen via an online competition. In terms of construction and size, the vessel matches the sistership AIDAdiva, consisting of 55 steel blocks (450 tons each). The hull itself weighed 25000 tons. Ship's four diesel engines provide 50,000 hp (37,3 MW).

Ship's Godmother was Eva Padbergwas (German fashion model). The name "Bella" was chosen after a competition. The vessel was christened on April 23, 2008, in Rostock-Warnemunde, Germany. Approximately 1400 guests attended the naming ceremony which included scenes from the musical "Avalon" performed by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, as well as a specially written song performed by Volkan Baydar (from the Orange-Blue pop duo).

AIDA Bella ship has a biking station and carries its own fleet of complimentary bicycles used by passengers on shore excursions in ports of call. A significant amount of space inside the ship is devoted to sports. Fun fact is that the liner has a nude sunbathing area (located top-deck / towards the rear). Midship is positioned the circular and glass-walled Theatrium (also used as nightclub).

Onboard language is German, as the majority of AIDA cruise passengers are Germans and German-speaking Europeans (Austrians, Swiss). AIDA customers are young and active, so older Germans prefer more traditional brands on the German-speaking market.

AIDA Bella was scheduled for deployment to Asia (in spring 2017) for roundtrips from China on a year-round basis with departures from homeport Shanghai. However, in late September 2016, the company changed these plans and instead the ship will stay in the Western Mediterranean - due to the region's "strong demand". Starting May 2017, AIDAbella's itinerary program in Europe includes 7-day Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca round-trips. There are also new 10- and 11-day (Adriatic Sea) itineraries between Palma and Venice to port destinations in Italy, Malta, Greece and Croatia.

Due to 2 months earlier launch of AIDAperla, passengers booked on AIDAbella (itineraries between June 30 - August 26, 2017) were offered a chance to re-book to AIDAperla.

AIDAbella refurbishments review

In May 2024 was announced the fleet modernization program "AIDA Evolution".

Starting in 2025 with AIDAdiva, these drydocking projects are scheduled for AIDA's three SPHINX-class ships (diva/2025, luna/2025, bella/2026) and include extensive renovations in all public areas, redesign and complete redecoration of all passenger staterooms, increasing the number of suites, machinery updates (technical equipment and systems), increasing suites number, adding exclusive areas and venues (restaurants, bars, services) currently available on newer ships.

Each 7-week overhaul will focus on technological upgrades and enhancing the onboard experience, services, and comfort. The Theatrium (main show lounge) will receive redesigned seating and a new color scheme. For families with children will be added new activity zones.

AIDAbella's refurbishment is scheduled for 2026 (January 21-March 11), to be conducted at Chantier Naval de Marseille.