AIDAvita

AIDAvita current position

AIDAvita current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 59.45075 N / 24.76243 E) cruising en route to TALLINN - PIER 24. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Specifications of AIDAvita

Year built2002  /  Age: 20
Flag state Italy
BuilderAker MTW Werft (Lloyd Werft Wismar, Germany)
Building costUSD 350 million
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)202 m / 663 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage42289 gt
Passengers1266 - 1582
Crew384
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks12
Cabins633
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2020
Sister-shipsAIDAaura
Christened byDoris Schroder-Kopf
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorAIDA Kreuzfahrten (AIDA Cruises)

AIDAvita Review

Review of AIDAvita

The 2002-built AIDAvita cruise ship is one of the two smallest AIDA vessels. The "AIDA Selection" fleet also includes AIDAaura (sistership).

The vessel (IMO number 9221554) is currently Italy-flagged (MMSI 247114900) and registered in Genova.

IMPORTANT: On June 14, 2022, was announced that the 20-year-old AIDAvita will not resume operations as the ship is sold and leaves the fleet. There are speculations that AIDAvita is acquired by Cordellia Cruises India.

The ship's last AIDA schedule had listed a total of 30x voyages (departures between July 24, 2022, and February 26, 2024) all of which were canceled. During the COVID crisis, the vessel spent most of the time docked at Port Tallin Estonia.

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.

AIDAvita cruise ship

The 1300-passenger ship AIDAvita was designed as "club ship", ultra-casual like all vessels in AIDA Cruises fleet. The five AIDAvita bars are also designed in a casual mood. The popularity of AIDA ship family made AIDA services appreciated and famous by the cruising community.

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

AIDAvita staterooms (633 total, in 9 grades) include 2 Suites, 62 Balconies, 357 Oceanviews, and 214 Inside cabins. The largest accommodations are the Forward-Facing Premium Suites (sized 355 ft2 / 33 m2 plus private sundeck terrace sized 270 ft2 / 25 m2).

The boat has 12 decks, of which 10 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

There are a couple of bigger restaurants onboard, the one of which is called the Calypso and the other - Markt Restaurant. Both offer open-seating, buffet meals. There are no strict dress codes or fixed dining times. Basic beverages, including house wines and beer, are free of charge during meals at the buffet restaurants. There are also several beverage packages that may be bought at reduced rates. The extra-tariff a la carte Rossini includes waiter service and near-gourmet food with good quality.

Follows the complete list of AIDAvita 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)
  • Calypso Restaurant (the second main dining room; complimentary buffet restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

AIDAvita entertainment facilities include the theatre (Das Theater) - the largest public room onboard, and the huge AIDA Bar & Anytime Disco. Onboard AIDAvita you can practice swimming (a pool is provided), volleyball, basketball, and golf. Try also the fitness center Fit & Fun. The SPA Body & Soul will really make you relax. The pool deck area is designed like a beach - with many palm trees, artificial rock formations, volleyball and basketball courts. AIDAvita guests may choose from several shore excursion options.

AIDAvita cruise ship

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

  • 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)
  • Ocean Bar (cocktail bar with outdoor seating)
  • The Theater (750-seat, 2-level main show venue for large-scale show productions; also hosts daily lectures, trivia games, Bingo)
  • Conference Room (45-seat Konferenzraum / Seminarraume; part of the venue is the AIDA TV Studio, producing video films related to AIDAaura itinerary and activities, and a daily radio program)
  • Art Gallery (Kunstgalerie; sells original artworks of renowned art schools and German artists; hosts art auctions)
  • 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)
  • Nightfly Bar (adults-only cocktail bar & nightclub with panoramic windows and live music entertainment)
  • Beauty Salon (Friseur; provides hairdresser, barber services, professional manicure/pedicure)
  • Body & Soul Sports Fitness Centre (with a modern Gym and separate area for classes)
  • Mini Golf (indoor putting green area); Golf simulator (virtual golf courses)
  • Sunbathing area (Freibereich, served by the Pool Bar and the Pool Grill /American fast food fare)
  • The Hemingway Lounge (the Library /Bibliotek; offers card and board games)
  • Anytime Bar (Diskothek / disco nightclub with DJ program and themed dance parties; during the day hosts organized dance classes)
  • Time Tunnel (Video Games Arcade with Playstation consoles)
  • Waikiki Lounge (teens club with supervised activities in two age groups - Orcas for 12 -13 yo and Teens 14 -17 yo; complimentary)
  • Sports deck area (Sportaussendeck with a combined sports court for basketball/volleyball). The sports area itself is wheelchair accessible.
  • Pool deck (with one swimming pool, 3 whirlpools, Pool Shop for towels, deck games - Shuffleboard, Giant Chess, Table Tennis, Backgammon, sunbathing areas; a stage for live performances, bingo evenings, nightly pool parties, laser shows is also available)
  • Body & Soul SPA complex (with Beauty Salon & Spa Reception, massages /treatments rooms, indoor whirlpool, Aroma Sauna, Finish Sauna, Steam Room, relaxation room)
  • Sundeck / sunbathing area (Freibereich, located above the swimming pool; with loungers and 2 whirlpools; the ship's Top Deck is dedicated to Freikorperkultur / FKK Bereich nudist area with sun loungers)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track

Itineraries

AIDAvita itinerary program was based on Northern European and Canaries voyages leaving roundtrip from Germany (homeports Hamburg and Warnemunde-Rostock). Itineraries visited ports in Norway (Norwegian Fjords), England UK, France (Honfleur), Holland (Rotterdam), Portugal's Madeira Island, Spain's Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote), Iberia (seaports in Spain and Portugal).

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the AIDA ship Vita was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru June 2022) and was originally scheduled to resume passenger shipping operations on March 31st (2022). However, the restart date was rescheduled several times and eventually canceled entirely (see the ship's Wiki section/page-bottom). The Russia-Ukraine crisis also played a role in the cancellations.

Some of AIDAvita's canceled voyages were assigned to AIDAbella.

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AIDAvita is the second liner operated by AIDA Kreutzfahrten, designed identically as AIDAaura. The christening ceremony was held in Warnemunde Germany on May 4, 2002. The ship's godmother was Doris Schroder-Kopf - wife of former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroder. The vessel was designed to be "ultra casual club ship".

The onboard language is German because the majority of AIDA passengers are Germans and German-speaking Europeans (from Austria and Switzerland). AIDA Kreutzfahrten guests tend to be young and active; since older Germans gravitate to more traditional (smaller) lines on the German source market.

AIDAvita refurbishment 2020 review

The ship's last drydock by AIDA was in 2020 (March 25 - April 15, in Dubai UAE) was a USD 30 million project initially planned to be conducted at Sembawang Shipyard (in Singapore).

Works included technical (machinery) maintenance and regular renovation of all staterooms and public spaces (including new carpeting, upholstery, curtains).

AIDAvita refurbishment 2017 review

The ship's drydock 2017 refurbishment (March 25 through April 4) was at Lloyd Werft (in Bremerhaven Germany) resulted in the following deckplan changes and upgrades:

  • (deck 10) The old Waikiki Lounge (teen club) was transformed into Beach Lounge (offering cruise itinerary-themed food and drinks). Seaside Lounges (the lounge's outdoor terrace) was equipped with windbreaks and heaters.
  • The outdoor areas of Anytime Bar (deck 10) and Ocean Bar (deck 7) were refurbished with new furniture.
  • (deck 10) The pool deck area was fully modernized and redesigned for more space.
  • (deck 10) Pool Grill bar's seating area was redesigned. The bar now offers typical American cuisine (burgers with wedges, bagels, wraps and other fast-food items).
  • (deck 8) The photoshop was expanded and the ship's onboard photo services were upgraded.
  • (deck 8) The Rossini restaurant was transformed into "Selection Restaurant" - offering regional (cruise itinerary-based) specialties and delicacies.
  • Public spaces (area sized approx 2500 m2 / 27,000 ft2) received new carpeting.

A total of 9000 L of paint were used for the ship's exterior. Additionally, regular safety and general maintenance works were done.

AIDAvita refurbishment 2014 review

During drydock 2014 November (Naples Italy), the ship received new Seaside Lounges in the Anytime Bar (an outdoor area on deck 10). The machinery was also upgraded and new scrubbers were installed (exhaust gas treatment system).

The public areas and Body & Soul's sports area were redesigned and enlarged. AIDA also expanded the range of training opportunities for travelers with limited walking ability, making the ship's sports area wheelchair-accessible.

Also new are the digital photo kiosks at the Photo Shop.

AIDAvita refurbishment 2011 review

AIDAvita deckplan changes after drydock 2011 included adding Waikiki Lounge (new teen lounge, located forward-portside on Deck 10) and Art Gallery (Deck 8).

The ship's fitness equipment was renewed.

Anytime Disco (Deck 10) was completely redesigned.

AIDAvita itineraries 2022-2023-2024 (canceled/Europe, South Africa)

Next tables show the AIDA ship's canceled in June 2022 voyages as themes and destinations/homeports.

(maiden voyage since the COVID crisis) 8-day "Inseln Der Ostsee 2" itinerary

Date / TimePort
24 Jul 18:00Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
25 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Sassnitz-Rugen, Rugen Island, Germany
26 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Karlskrona, Sweden
28 Jul 06:30 - 29 Jul 14:00Stockholm, Sweden
30 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Visby, Gotland Island Sweden
31 Jul 09:00 - 18:00Ronne, Bornholm Island Denmark
01 Aug 08:00Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock

(Baltic 2022) 12-day "Scharengarten Der Ostsee Mit Hansesail 1" itinerary

Date / TimePort
01 Aug 18:00Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock
02 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Ronne, Bornholm Island Denmark
04 Aug 08:00 - 05 Aug 14:00Stockholm, Sweden
06 Aug 08:00 - 19:30Sundsvall, Sweden
08 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Karlskrona, Sweden
09 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Copenhagen, Denmark
10 Aug 14:00 - 21:00Aalborg, Denmark
11 Aug 10:00 - 19:00Fredericia, Denmark
13 AugArriving in Warnemunde-Rostock

(Baltic 2022) 13-day "Scharengarten Der Ostsee Mit Hansesail 2" itinerary

Date / TimePort
13 AugDeparting from Warnemunde-Rostock
16 Aug 07:00 - 17:00Visby, Gotland Island Sweden
17 Aug 09:00 - 18 Aug 14:00Stockholm, Sweden
19 Aug 08:00 - 19:30Sundsvall, Sweden
21 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Karlskrona, Sweden
22 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Sassnitz-Rugen, Rugen Island, Germany
23 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Copenhagen, Denmark
24 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Aalborg, Denmark
25 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Fredericia, Denmark
26 Aug 08:00Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock

(Scandinavia 2022) 14-day "Skandinavien-Rundreise" itinerary

Date / TimePort
26 Aug 18:00Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock
27 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Fredericia, Denmark
29 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Oslo, Norway
30 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Goteborg, Sweden
31 Aug 08:00 - 16:00Aalborg, Denmark
01 Sep 09:00 - 18:00Ronne, Bornholm Island Denmark
02 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Karlskrona, Sweden
04 Sep 08:00 - 16:00Sundsvall, Sweden
05 Sep 13:00 - 20:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
06 Sep 11:00 - 07 Sep 14:00Stockholm, Sweden
09 Sep 08:00Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock

(Scandinavia) 12-day "Scharengarten Der Ostsee" itinerary

Date / TimePort
09 Sep 18:00Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock
11 Sep 07:00 - 17:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
12 Sep 09:00 - 13 Sep 14:00Stockholm, Sweden
14 Sep 08:00 - 19:30Sundsvall, Sweden
16 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Karlskrona, Sweden
17 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Ronne, Bornholm Island Denmark
18 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Copenhagen, Denmark
19 Sep 08:00 - 16:00Aalborg, Denmark
20 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Fredericia, Denmark
21 Sep 08:00Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock

(Norwegian Fjords 2022) 14-day "Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Hamburg" itinerary

Date / TimePort
01 Oct 18:00Departing from Hamburg, Germany
03 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Eidfjord
05 Oct 09:00 - 18:00Bodo
06 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Narvik
07 Oct 19:00 - 08 Oct 18:00Tromso
09 Oct 08:00 - 10 Oct 08:00Alta
11 Oct 06:00 - 15:00Leknes-Gravdal, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten
12 Oct 11:00 - 18:00Trondheim
13 Oct 07:00 - 13:00Alesund
15 Oct 08:00Arriving in Hamburg

(UK and Norway 2023) 11-day "Nordische Inseln Mit Norwegen" itinerary

Date / TimePort
14 Apr 18:00Departing from Hamburg
16 Apr 09:00 - 19:30Invergordon, Scotland
17 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
18 Apr 08:00 - 19:30Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Alesund, Norway
21 Apr 09:00 - 19:00Bergen, Norway
22 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Eidfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord
23 Apr 08:00 - 19:30Stavanger, Norway
25 Apr 08:00Arriving in Hamburg

(Baltic 2023) 7-day "Inseln Der Ostsee" itinerary

Date / TimePort
25 May 18:00Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock
27 May 08:00 - 19:30Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
28 May 08:00 - 20:00Mariehamn Aland, Finland
29 May 07:30 - 30 May 07:00Stockholm, Sweden
31 May 09:00 - 18:00Ronne, Bornholm Island Denmark
01 Jun 08:00Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock

(UK 2023) 7-day "Schottische Highlights 1" itinerary

Date / TimePort
28 Oct 18:00Departing from Hamburg
30 Oct 08:00 - 19:30Newcastle upon Tyne, England
31 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Leith-Edinburgh, Scotland
01 Nov 10:00 - 20:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
02 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Invergordon, Scotland
04 Nov 08:00Arriving in Hamburg

(Atlantic relocation from Europe to South Africa 2023) 21-day from Lisbon to Cape Town

Date / TimePort
13 Nov 22:00Departing from Lisbon, Portugal
15 Nov 11:00 - 20:00Funchal, Madeira Island Portugal
16 Nov 12:00 - 21:00Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
17 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
20 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
21 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
30 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Walvis Bay, Namibia
01 Dec 10:00 - 20:00Luderitz, Namibia
04 DecArriving in Cape Town, South Africa

(last AIDA cruise planned) 14-day "Sudafrika und Namibia" itinerary

Date / TimePort
26 Feb 21:00Departing from Cape Town
28 Feb 08:00 - 21:00Port Elizabeth, South Africa
01 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Richards Bay, South Africa
02 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Durban, South Africa
03 Mar 10:00 - 17:30East London, South Africa
06 Mar 06:00 - 16:00Luderitz, Namibia
07 Mar 09:00 - 21:30Walvis Bay, Namibia
11 MarArriving in Cape Town

Next are listed all canceled voyages, some of which were assigned to AIDAbella.

  • (2022 Jul 24) 8 days "Inseln Der Ostsee 2"
  • (Aug 1) 12 days "Scharengarten Der Ostsee Mit Hansesail 1"
  • (Aug 13) 13 days "Scharengarten Der Ostsee Mit Hansesail 2"
  • (Aug 26) 14 days "Skandinavien-Rundreise"
  • (Sep 9) 12 days "Scharengarten Der Ostsee"
  • (Sep 21) 10 days Rostock to Hamburg
  • (Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29) 14 days "Herbstliche Nordlichter Ab Hamburg"
  • (2023 Apr 14, Apr 25) 11 days "Nordische Inseln Mit Norwegen"
  • (May 6) 5 days Hamburg to Rostock
  • (May 25) 7 days "Inseln Der Ostsee"
  • (Jun 29) 10 days "Baltische Schatze"
  • (Jul 9) 12 days "Scharengarten Der Ostsee 2"
  • (Jul 21) 9 days "Skandinavien Ab Warnemunde"
  • (Jul 30) 10 days "Baltische Schatze"
  • (Sep 2) 7 days "Inseln Der Ostsee"
  • (Sep 9) 12 days "Scharengarten Der Ostsee 2"
  • (Sep 21) 9 days Rostock to Hamburg
  • (Oct 28) 7 days "Schottische Highlights 1"
  • (Nov 4) 9 days Hamburg to Lisbon
  • (Nov 13) 21 days Lisbon to Cape Town
  • (Dec 4, Dec 18) 14 days "Sudafrika und Namibia"
  • (2024 Jan 1, Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26) 12 days "Sudafrika und Mosambik"
  • (Jan 13) 16 days "Grose Sudafrika- Namibiareise"

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