Under a contract worth millions, the Lloyd
shipyard in Bremerhaven successfully implemented numerous product upgrades on board
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. on
the dot, the cruise ship AIDAvita docked at the cruise terminal in Hamburg
Steinwerder. The same evening, at 6:00 p.m. the cry of "cast off!" went up for
around 1,200 guests on board, when the ship set sail on a short cruise to the
UK and the Netherlands as part of the new AIDA Selection program. This program stands
for extraordinary cruises on fascinating routes to new regions or exclusive
ports with the ships of the first AIDA generation: AIDAaura, AIDAcara, and
Before then, the cruise ship underwent extensive beauty
treatment at the Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH. From
March 25 until April 4, 2017, in addition to regular
safety and maintenance work, many areas of the ship were remodeled or upgraded.
The Waikiki Teens Lounge on Deck
10 has been transformed into a chilled-out Beach Lounge, where AIDAvita's
guests will now be able to relax with a fabulous ocean view, while enjoying
drinks or small culinary delicacies from the respective destinations.
To ensure that a sensational ocean
view and a sundowner can be enjoyed even in cool Nordic temperatures, the
Seaside Lounges in the stern have been equipped with windbreaks and heaters.
The neighboring outdoor areas of the Anytime Bar and the Ocean Bar on Deck 7 have
also been refurnished.
The pool area has been fully modernized
and given a new look, providing even more space for relaxation, and inviting
guests to spend sunny days by the pool even in northern climes. The seating
area at the poolside grill is also completely new. Fans of typical American
cuisine will now be able to enjoy food such as burgers with wedges, bagels and
So that AIDAvita's guests can
take their most treasured vacation experiences home with them, the photo shop has
been enlarged and the range of services expanded.
The former gourmet restaurant
Rossini has been transformed into the new Selection Restaurant where guests can
enjoy regional specialties and delicacies from around the world.
These are just some of the key
changes aboard AIDAvita. In addition, 2,500 m² of new carpet have been laid in
the public areas. Furthermore, AIDAvita's exterior is once again resplendent, a
job that required a total of 9,000 liters of paint.
"Unikt" means "unique" in Norwegian, and it
is an apt description for the 26 Northern European cruises that AIDAvita will
embark on from Hamburg and Kiel as part of the new AIDA Selection program.
current trip, the first 13-day "Nordic Islands & Norway" cruise will start
from Hamburg on April 9, 2017. From the end of May until mid-October 2017, Kiel
will be the start port for AIDAvita. She will sail from there on 14-day cruises
exploring various destinations such as the UK and Ireland. AIDAvita's 14-day cruises
departing from Kiel to the land of the Northern Lights and up to the North Cape
and the Lofoten Islands as well as cruises to the Nordic Islands and Iceland in
June and July 2017 will also be unforgettable. Various short trips to Norway
and Sweden in May and October round off the diverse program in Northern Europe.
From the end of
October 2017, AIDAvita will set sail from Hamburg to the islands of eternal
spring, the Azores and the Canary Islands.
represents extraordinary journeys on fascinating routes to new regions or
exclusive ports. During extensive shore excursions, guests have the opportunity
to discover impressive landscapes and cultures from a whole new perspective. On
board, guests enjoy the very intimate and relaxed atmosphere of this class of
AIDA ship. The individually designed entertainment program pays homage to the
typical culture of the destinations visited. In the restaurants, exquisite
culinary choices await the guests, consisting of regional specialties tailored
to the destinations.
The cruise company
presents all cruises and the up-to-date board program at www.aidaselection.de.
Inspiring videos and interviews are also featured, bringing the individual
destinations and their inhabitants to life.
and booking at travel agencies, at the AIDA Customer Center on +49 (0) 381 / 20
27 07 07 or at www.aida.de.
Rostock, April 5,
prices for editors:
Islands with Iceland with AIDAvita
to July 2017
days from/to Kiel
€ 1,799* p.p.
and departure by rail from € 88* p.p.
* AIDA VARIO price per person for
double occupancy (Interior Stateroom), subject to availability
** 2nd Class without BahnCard on the
Deutsche Bahn network