AIDAluna

AIDAluna Review and Specifications

Specifications of AIDAluna

Year built2009  /  Age : 9
Flag state Italy
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Building costEUR 315 million (USD 390 million)
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorAIDA Kreuzfahrten (AIDA Cruises)
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 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 cabins11
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byFranziska Knuppe

Current itinerary of AIDAluna

AIDAluna current cruise is 22 days, one-way from New York to Montego Bay. The itinerary starts on 27 Oct, 2018 and ends on 18 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
27 Oct      Departing from New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC   
31 Oct 09:00 - 17:00     Hamilton, Bermuda   
03 Nov 06:00 - 19:00     Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida   
04 Nov 08:00 - 20:00     Miami, Florida   
05 Nov 10:00 - 20:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
07 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Amber Cove, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic   
08 Nov 07:00 - 21:00     Grand Turk Island   
10 Nov 09:00 - 22:00     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
12 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole, Honduras   
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Belize City   
14 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
15 Nov 06:00 - 19:30     Cozumel, Mexico   
17 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
18 Nov 09:00      Arriving in Montego Bay, Jamaica   

Review of AIDAluna

Launched in 2009, AIDAluna is the third Sphinx-class AIDA Cruises ship, together with her sisters AIDAdiva and AIDAbella.

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 in 2003 merged with Carnival Corporation (shipowner). AIDA's first World Cruise (AIDAcara) was in 2017-2018 (October-February) with 116-day roundtrip itinerary from Hamburg Germany.

AIDAluna cruise ship

The 69,203-ton, 2,100-passenger cruise ship AIDAluna pioneered the poolside theater (dimensions 8 x 4.5 m). The vessel's godmother is the German fashion model Franziska Knuppe. The christening ceremony took place at Palma de Mallorca, on April 4, 2009 during the ship's maiden voyage.

Besides the ship's staff and crew, AIDA cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - 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 face expressions.

Cruise itinerary program

AIDAluna itinerary program is based on Caribbean cruises from Dominican Republic and Jamaica, Baltic cruises from Kiel, Germany and Transatlantic relocation crossings.

Cabins

Most AIDAluna staterooms are 185-250-sq.foot Balcony rooms (480). There are a total of 1025 staterooms (of which 480 Balcony rooms, 186 Outside, 359 Inside) in 18 categories. The largest aboard AIDAluna are the Deluxe Suites (935 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

AIDAluna offers rich restaurants’ choice for her guests, such as the Rossini, the Markt-Restaurant, Buffalo Steak Restaurant, Bella Vista (serving pizza & pasta 24-hours per day), sushi bar. AIDAluna restaurants are open seating. 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.

Follows the complete list of AIDAluna restaurants and food bars.

  • Rossini (specialty, 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 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

AIDAluna boasts a total of eleven bars. The ship is famous with her good internet connectivity and a theatrium with a total floor area of 3,000 m2 (its stage can be reconfigured for different shows). SPA & Sport facilities include AIDAluna SPA and fitness areas which are in favorable location above the bridge. This area provides palm trees, hammocks, cabana styled beds, and an enormous Jacuzzi. Volleyball, golf, squash, and many other sports are offered to AIDAluna passengers as the finest amenities for recreation.

AIDAluna cruise ship

Follows the complete list of AIDAluna 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 outdoor area with a paddling pool)
  • Internet stations with printers (located in the Reception/Lobby area; Wi-Fi coverage is avaolable shipwide, including in all guests rooms)
  • Studio AIDA (TV studio, producing films related to ship's itinerary and activities, plus a radio program)
  • AIDA Luna Bar (cocktail bar with live music)
  • Theatrium (948-seat, 3-deck high; a combination of an Atrium and a theater, with glass walls, stage with dynamic platforms, and glass dome; hosts large-scale productions). Unique to the AIDAluna ship show held here is Augenblick (a futuristic musical introduced in 2018). The new show features artists interacting with theater's large LED screens, aerial acrobatic performances (bungee ropes), special effects.
  • 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)
  • AIDAluna casino
  • Cafe Mare (patisserie & specialty 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 jewelry, luxury watches, perfumes, brand fashion clothing, AIDA logo goods)
  • Beauty Salon (Friseur; provides hairdresser, barber services, professional manicure/pedicure)
  • Body & Soul Sport 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 sunloungers)
  • Sun Deck games area (Sonnendeck – Freibereich, with shuffleboard, giant chess, Boccia, backgammon, darts, table tennis)
  • Videowand (outdoor theater, with a big-size LED screen / sized 8 x 4.5 m)
  • Sports Deck area (Sportaussendeck with a combined sports court volleyball/basketball, Golf Cage, putting green area, golf simulator)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

AIDAluna wiki

  • AIDAluna is the 3rd vessel operated by AIDA Kreutzfahrten. Its maiden voyage started on March 22, 2009 from Hamburg. The christening ceremony was on April 4, 2009, held in Palma de Mallorca.
  • AIDA Luna ship's Theatrium is a 3-level complex, transforming the Atrium into Theater. There is also a 4D Cinema fitted with moving chairs. A biking station provides bicycles to be used on shore excursions in ports of call. A significant amount of space is devoted to sports, and the pool area also acts as an entertainment center. Dining options include 3 informal buffet restaurants, three specialty (extra charge) restaurants, plus informal venues for snacks, pizza and coffee.
  • All documents, signage and announcements on board are in German, as the majority of AIDA cruise ship passengers are Germans and German-speaking Europeans (Austrians, Swiss). The crew is international, many of them speaking English.

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AIDAluna Itineraries

The below listed AIDAluna cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest AIDA Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Oct 27 22 days, one-way from New York to Montego Bay New York
2018 Nov 10 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2018 Nov 18 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2018 Nov 24 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2018 Dec 02 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2018 Dec 08 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2018 Dec 16 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2018 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2018 Dec 30 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2019 Jan 05 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2019 Jan 13 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2019 Jan 19 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2019 Jan 27 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2019 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2019 Feb 10 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2019 Feb 16 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2019 Feb 24 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 4 Montego Bay
2019 Mar 02 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mexiko 3 Montego Bay
2019 Mar 10 24 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Hamburg Montego Bay
2019 Mar 16 18 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Hamburg Montego Bay
2019 Apr 16 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2019 Apr 20 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2019 Apr 24 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2019 Apr 28 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2019 May 02 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2019 May 06 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2019 May 10 4 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2019 May 14 2 days, round-trip Schnupperkreuzfahrt Ab Kiel Kiel
2019 May 16 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Kiel 2 Kiel
2019 May 20 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2019 Jun 06 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2019 Jun 23 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2019 Jul 10 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2019 Jul 27 2 days, round-trip Schnupperkreuzfahrt Ab Kiel Kiel
2019 Jul 29 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2019 Aug 15 2 days, round-trip Schnupperkreuzfahrt Ab Kiel Kiel
2019 Aug 17 11 days, round-trip Baltikum & Skandinavien 1 Kiel
2019 Aug 28 31 days, one-way from Kiel to New York Kiel
2019 Aug 28 17 days, one-way from Kiel to New York Kiel
2019 Sep 14 14 days, round-trip New York, Florida & Karibik New York
2019 Sep 28 14 days, round-trip New York, Florida & Karibik New York
2019 Oct 12 14 days, round-trip New York, Florida & Karibik New York
2019 Oct 26 22 days, one-way from New York to Montego Bay New York
2019 Oct 26 14 days, one-way from New York to La Romana New York
2019 Nov 09 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2019 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2019 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2019 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2019 Dec 15 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2019 Dec 29 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2020 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2020 Jan 26 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2020 Feb 01 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2020 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2020 Feb 15 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2020 Feb 23 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 2 Montego Bay
2020 Feb 29 14 days, round-trip Karibik & Mittelamerika 1 La Romana
2020 Jun 02 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2020 Jun 19 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2020 Jul 06 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2020 Jul 23 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel
2020 Aug 09 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis Kiel