AIDAstella

AIDAstella Review and Specifications

Specifications of AIDAstella

Year built2013  /  Age : 5
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 - 2700
Crew609
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks14
Cabins1097
Decks with cabins12
Last Refurbishment2018-2019
Christened by10 godmothers

Current itinerary of AIDAstella

AIDAstella current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Mediterrane Highlights 1. The itinerary starts on 11 Oct, 2018 and ends on 21 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
11 Oct      Departing from Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
13 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Olbia, Sardinia, Italy   
14 Oct 10:00 - 19:00     Palermo, Sicily, Italy   
15 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     Naples, Italy   
16 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
17 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
18 Oct 10:00 - 20:00     Ajaccio, Corsica, France   
20 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Barcelona, Spain   
21 Oct      Arriving in Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   

Review of AIDAstella

Launched in 2013, AIDAstella is the 7th and last Sphinx-class AIDA Cruises ship, together with sisterships AIDAblu, AIDAsol 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.

AIDAstella cruise ship

The 71,304-ton, 2,194-passenger cruise ship AIDAstella was not operational until the 17th of March 2013. She was christened in Warnemude port by 10 godmothers. AIDAstella sailed on her maiden cruise from Hamburg to Las Palmas, visiting Dover, Le Havre, Santander, La Coruna, Cadiz, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife) to Las Palmas. The remarkable ceremony of the actual christening took place in the ship's Theatrium. The selection of 10 godmothers was a "thank you" for the people who helped in the shipbuilding process. Eight of them were female crew members, representing different countries and departments of the AIDA company. One godmother represented Jos L Meyer (the shipbuilder), and one - Partner Ship Design (the ship designers).

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

AIDAstella itinerary program is based on Canary Islands round-trip cruises from Gran Canaria, Holy Land voyages from Antalya and Mediterranean cruises with departures from Palma de Mallorca. During winter, AIDAstella operates on 7-day Dubai cruises, featuring Suez Canal repositioning between Red Sea and Europe. In the end of 2015, the cruise ship was the first from the Carnival Corporation's fleet to visit the new Mina Zayed Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi.

Cabins

Most AIDAstella staterooms are 185-250-sq.foot Balcony rooms (471). There are a total of 1097 staterooms in 24 categories. The largest aboard AIDAstella are the Panorama Deluxe Suites (580 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

A lot of restaurants (their total number is seven) and bars (they are twelve) are available onboard AIDAstella. Try beer brand, draft beer, meat loaf, white sausages, American best beef & bison, Jerk Chicken, Clam Chowde, Surf & Turf (beef fillet with lobster tail). Good old wines are available to try.

AIDAstella cruise ship

Follows the complete list of AIDAstella 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

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are available onboard AIDAstella for those who are keen on sports. The Body & Soul SPA offers magical relax. Entertainment like board safaris and pirate parties help guests feel at ease and enjoy the voyage. Visit the Kids Club if your kids are with you. A library, board games and even a 4D cinema are another part of the amenities.

Follows the complete list of AIDAstella 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 Stella 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)
  • AIDAstella 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 (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)
  • Sports Deck area (Sportaussendeck with a combined sports court volleyball/basketball, Golf Cage, putting green area, golf simulator)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track

AIDAstella 2018 refurbishment review

Ship's 5-day drydock refurbishment in 2018 (March 3-8, in Dubai UAE) resulted in the following changes:

  • Eisbar by Langnese Happiness Station (ice cream bar) was added on Deck 11. At the new bar, passengers can create their own favorites from variious ingredients. The available options include swirls, soft-serve and Carte d'Or (premium ice creams).
  • A new gaming room was added to the Teen Club (deck 12).
  • The Body & Soul SPA complex (deck 12) received new flooring.
  • All public areas received new (energy-efficient) LED lighting and new carpeting (approx 3500 m2 / 37,700 ft2).
  • The 5-day contract with the Drydocks World shipyard included general maintenance works and routine classification.

AIDAstella wiki

  • AIDAstella is the 7th liner in the Sphinx series of AIDA Kreutzfahrten, and fleet's 10th vessel. It was christened on March 16, 2013 in Warnemunde Germany.
  • AIDA Stella ship technology features ballasttanks designed to hold all micro-organisms when the tanks are emptied in call ports worldwide. This was the first ever ship equipped with such a system. For illuminating the interiors of the ship were used 1200 m of flexible LED modules and 9000 halogen Eco lamps provided by Osram.
  • On Nov 23, 2015, the AIDA Stella ship was the first Carnival Corporation vessel that docked at the newly constructed Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal (Mina Zayed). This UAE cruise port of call is an important turnaround port in the Red Sea region, with a total of 60 calls (scheduled for 2016) of which 40 by AIDA Cruises (23 calls by AidaStella). The visits are part of the ship's 2015-2016 itinerary program of 7-day round-trip cruises from Dubai to Muscat (Oman) and Mina Sulman (Bahrain).

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AIDAstella Itineraries

The below listed AIDAstella 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 Sep 30 11 days, round-trip Italien & Mittelmeerinseln Palma de Mallorca
2018 Oct 11 10 days, round-trip Mediterrane Highlights 1 Palma de Mallorca
2018 Oct 21 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Ab Mallorca 2 Palma de Mallorca
2018 Oct 25 10 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Las Palmas Palma de Mallorca
2018 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Apr 21 11 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Palma de Mallorca Las Palmas
2019 May 02 10 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 May 12 11 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal Palma de Mallorca
2019 May 23 10 days, round-trip Mediterrane Highlights 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jun 02 11 days, round-trip Italien & Mittelmeerinseln Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jun 13 10 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jun 23 11 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jul 04 10 days, round-trip Mediterrane Highlights 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jul 14 11 days, round-trip Italien & Mittelmeerinseln Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jul 25 10 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Aug 04 11 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal Palma de Mallorca
2019 Aug 15 10 days, round-trip Mediterrane Highlights 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Aug 25 11 days, round-trip Italien & Mittelmeerinseln Palma de Mallorca
2019 Sep 05 10 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Sep 15 11 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal Palma de Mallorca
2019 Sep 26 10 days, round-trip Mediterrane Highlights 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 06 11 days, round-trip Italien & Mittelmeerinseln Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 17 10 days, round-trip Spanien & Portugal 2 Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Las Palmas Palma de Mallorca
2019 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Feb 23 7 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Las Palmas
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas
2020 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Kanaren & Madeira 1 Las Palmas