AIDAsol

AIDAsol Review and Specifications

Specifications of AIDAsol

Year built2011  /  Age : 7
Flag state Italy
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Building costUSD 420 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorAIDA Kreuzfahrten (AIDA Cruises)
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)253 m / 830 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage71304 gt
Passengers2194 - 2686
Crew609
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks14
Cabins1097
Decks with cabins12
Last Refurbishment2019
Christened byBettina Zwickler

Current itinerary of AIDAsol

AIDAsol current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde. The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep      Departing from Hamburg, Germany   
19 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Bergen, Norway   
20 Sep 08:00 - 10:00     Hellesylt, Norway   
20 Sep 11:00 - 20:00     Geiranger, Norway   
21 Sep 09:00 - 13:00     Andalsnes, Norway   
21 Sep 15:00 - 20:00     Molde, Norway   
22 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Trondheim, Norway   
23 Sep 08:00 - 13:00     Alesund, Norway   
24 Sep 10:00 - 20:00     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
25 Sep 10:00 - 19:00     Stavanger, Norway   
27 Sep      Arriving in Hamburg, Germany   

Review of AIDAsol

Launched in 2011, AIDAsol is the 5th Sphinx-class AIDA Cruises ship, together with her sisters AIDAblu, AIDAstella and AIDAmar.

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.

AIDAsol cruise ship

The 71,304-ton, 2,200-passenger cruise ship AIDAsol is like all other cruise ships operated by AIDA Cruises - they all have the big red lips and blue eyes on the bow. She is part of the Sphinx series of AIDA. Bettina Zwickler was chosen from 1600 other applicants for godmother during a reality-like show.

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

AIDAsol itinerary program is based on Canary Islands round-trip cruises from Gran Canaria and Norwegian Fjords itineraries from Hamburg Germany.

Cabins

Most AIDAsol staterooms are 185-250-sq.foot Balcony rooms (471). There are a total of 1096 staterooms in 24 categories. The largest aboard AIDAsol are the Panorama Deluxe Suites (580 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

AIDAsol cruise ship provides delicious food and seven restaurants’ choice. If you are hungry, there are many options offered. Dine at Bella Donna or Markt Restaurant, try the Sol Bar or the Sushi Bar. Don’t forget the Zen Lounge, Time Out and Pier 3 Bars.

Follows the complete list of AIDAsol 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 Donna (Italian cuisine restaurant, complimentary, buffet-style dining, open 24 hours)
  • Buffalo Steakhouse (American fare restaurant with a la carte menu; reservations required; at surcharge)
  • Sushi Bar (Japanese restaurant at surcharge, reservations are required)
  • California Grill (complimentary, American cuisine restaurant)
  • East Restaurant (Asian cuisine, buffet-style complimentary restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

There is no indoor pool on AIDAsol, but passengers can find a large fitness, an aroma sauna and a steam bath. If you want to calm down, visit the AIDAsol SPA & fitness and recharge the batteries. On the sun deck, there is a big LED screen, and the cinema is 4D. Beer-lovers can head to deck 10 and taste fresh beer brewed onboard the cruise ship.

AIDAsol cruise ship

Follows the complete list of AIDAsol 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 Sol 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)
  • 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)
  • AIDAsol casino
  • Cafe Mare (patisserie & specialty coffee bar)
  • Vinotek (fine wines shop; offers sommelier service and wine tasting events)
  • Brauhaus (beerhouse; onboard brewery, purified seawater is used for brewing beer; the Beer House sells its own draft beers)
  • Destille (Distillery; fruit spirits bar)
  • 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 (2300 m2, Africa-themed) consists of 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)
  • Sports Deck area (Sportaussendeck with a combined sports court volleyball/basketball, Golf Cage, putting green area, golf simulator)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

AIDAsol wiki

  • AIDAsol is the 5th liner (in the Sphinx series) of AIDA Kreutzfahrten and fleet's 8th ship. The vessel was christened on April 09, 2011, in Kiel Germany.
  • The Papenburg shipyard used laser-hybrid advanced technology in assembling 54 steel blocks to form the vessel's body. Fun fact is that 200 t of paint was the total weight applied and 1,700 km of cables laid. The ship features a brewery, an additional deck, and a vast 25,000ft? spa area. The seven restaurants occupy a total area of over 46000ft?, while the Sun deck area is 71000ft?.
  • AIDA Sol ship is an energy-efficient vessel, with modern propulsion and engines significantly reducing CO2 emissions. Just the lighting system saves 3,000 t greenhouse gases per year.
  • Just like her sisters, the AIDA Sol ship was built around the club resort concept of the AIDA company. These vessels were designed with young and active passengers in mind. The language spoken on board is German, as the majority of AIDA cruise ship passengers are Germans and German-speaking Europeans (from Austria and Switzerland).
  • On May 30, 2015, AIDAsol became the world's first ever cruise ship that received power supplied by an LNG hybrid barge. The Hummel barge (by Becker Marine Systems) provided 7,5 MW of power to the vessel docked in Hamburg. The LNG barge (length 76,7 m, width 11,4 m) was constructed by Becker Marine to serve as a floating power plant generating electrical power via a 15-ton LNG (liquefied natural gas) container. In its processing plant, the cryogenic liquid is heated and passed on to 5 Caterpillar motors producing electricity - without any sulfur emissions. The levels of NOx and COx emissions are significantly reduced. The technology is deemed the cleanest for shore-to-ship electrical power supply.
  • On March 04, 2018, AIDA Cruises announced the ship's new Captain - Mrs Nicole Langosch (of German origin) - fleet's first ever female Captain.

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AIDAsol Itineraries

The below listed AIDAsol 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 May 23 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Jun 12 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis 2 Hamburg
2018 Jul 19 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Aug 08 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Aug 18 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Aug 28 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Sep 07 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Sep 17 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2018 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg$399
2018 Oct 01 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg$449
2018 Oct 05 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg$429
2018 Oct 09 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg$449
2018 Oct 13 10 days, one-way from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca Hamburg$896
2018 Oct 23 10 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal 2 Palma de Mallorca$799
2018 Nov 02 8 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 5 Palma de Mallorca$599
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$930
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 1 Palma de Mallorca$610
2019 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 1 Palma de Mallorca$610
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 1 Palma de Mallorca$610
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 1 Palma de Mallorca$675
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 1 Palma de Mallorca$675
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 1 Palma de Mallorca$715
2019 Apr 13 15 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg Palma de Mallorca
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde 4 Hamburg$945
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde 4 Hamburg$995
2019 May 12 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 May 22 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Jun 01 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Jun 11 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis 2 Hamburg
2019 Jun 28 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Jul 08 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Jul 18 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Aug 07 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Aug 17 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Aug 27 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde 4 Ab Hamburg Hamburg$945
2019 Sep 13 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg$610
2019 Sep 17 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Sep 27 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Oct 07 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Oct 17 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2019 Oct 27 13 days, one-way from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca Hamburg
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$605
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$605
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$605
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$720
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$880
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$605
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$540
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$605
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$605
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca$675