AIDAsol

AIDAsol Review and Specifications

Specifications of AIDAsol

Year built2011  /  Age : 8
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
Sister-shipsAIDAblu, AIDAmar, AIDAstella
Christened byBettina Zwickler

Current itinerary of AIDAsol

AIDAsol current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde. The itinerary starts on 22 May, 2019 and ends on 01 Jun, 2019.

Date / TimePort
22 May 18:00    Departing from Hamburg, Germany hotels
24 May 08:00 - 17:00    Bergen, Norway
25 May 08:30 - 10:00    Hellesylt, Norway
25 May 12:00 - 20:00    Geiranger, Norway
26 May 09:00 - 14:00    Andalsnes, Norway
26 May 16:00 - 20:30    Molde, Norway
27 May 08:00 - 17:30    Trondheim, Norway
28 May 08:00 - 13:00    Alesund, Norway
29 May 10:00 - 21:00    Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
30 May 10:00 - 19:00    Stavanger, Norway
01 Jun 08:00    Arriving in Hamburg, Germany hotels

Review of AIDAsol

Launched in 2011, AIDAsol is the 5th Sphinx-class AIDA Cruises ship, with sisterships 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 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.

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 - 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.

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 is the Panorama Deluxe Suite (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 (a 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 a 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 a 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 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 Sol Bar (cocktail bar with live music)
  • Theatrium (948-seat, 3-deck high; a combination of an Atrium and a theater, 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)
  • 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 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 (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 sun loungers)
  • 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-class/series of AIDA Kreutzfahrten and fleet's 8th vesel. It 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, a vast (25,000 ft2) wellness complex. Its 7 restaurants occupy a total area of over 46000 ft2, while the Sun Deck is sized 71000 ft2.

AIDA's 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 the sisterships, Sol was built around company's "club resort" concept. 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 world's first-ever cruise ship that received power supply 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 Sol 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
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde 4 Hamburg
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde 4 Hamburg
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
2019 Sep 13 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Hamburg Hamburg
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
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Perlen Am Mittelmeer 3 Palma de Mallorca
2020 Apr 04 15 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg Palma de Mallorca
2020 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2020 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2020 May 03 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2020 May 10 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 May 20 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 May 30 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Jun 09 17 days, round-trip Highlights Am Polarkreis 2 Hamburg
2020 Jun 26 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Jul 06 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Jul 16 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Jul 26 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Aug 05 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Aug 15 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Aug 25 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Sep 04 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Sep 14 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Sep 24 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Oct 04 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Oct 14 10 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Hamburg
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2020 Oct 31 15 days, one-way from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca Hamburg
2020 Nov 15 12 days, round-trip Spanien, Portugal & Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2020 Nov 27 9 days, round-trip Spanien Mit Lissabon Palma de Mallorca
2020 Dec 06 12 days, round-trip Spanien, Portugal & Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2020 Dec 18 9 days, round-trip Spanien Mit Lissabon Palma de Mallorca
2020 Dec 27 12 days, round-trip Spanien, Portugal & Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2021 Jan 08 9 days, round-trip Spanien Mit Lissabon Palma de Mallorca
2021 Jan 17 12 days, round-trip Spanien, Portugal & Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2021 Jan 29 9 days, round-trip Spanien Mit Lissabon Palma de Mallorca
2021 Feb 07 12 days, round-trip Spanien, Portugal & Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2021 Feb 19 15 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg Palma de Mallorca
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2021 Mar 06 5 days, one-way from Hamburg to Rotterdam Hamburg
2021 Mar 11 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Rotterdam Rotterdam
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2021 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Rotterdam Rotterdam
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2021 Mar 25 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Rotterdam Rotterdam
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Hamburg Hamburg
2021 Apr 01 9 days, one-way from Rotterdam to Hamburg Rotterdam
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Metropolen Ab Hamburg Hamburg