On September 11, 2018, around 280 executives of AIDA Cruises welcomed
the prime minister of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig at the
AIDA Management Days in Rostock. The occasion was marked by the signing of a Declaration
of Intend between AIDA Cruises, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the
Hanseatic and University City of Rostock and ROSTOCK PORT to jointly promote
environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping in Rostock,.
is of particular significance to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. We are proud
that so many ships arrive here and that, today, Warnemünde is the most
important arrival port for cruise ships in Germany. And we are also very
pleased that with AIDA Cruises, one of the industry's most important companies
is based here in Rostock and is securing jobs. We are signing a joint
declaration so that in future cruise ships can be supplied with shoreside power
at the Port of Rostock. I am convinced that this is a good step and it is an
important contribution towards making cruise tourism more sustainable."
Felix Eichhorn underlined: "With our Green Cruising strategy, we are investing
billions of euros in a future-proof cruise market – both in the area of
sustainable propulsion technologies like the use of LNG or shoreside power, as
well as in environmental management on board. The partnership that we have
sealed today is an important milestone for the further development of
sustainable cruise tourism in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and it is an
important step for AIDA in achieving emission-free cruising. Together we will
continue to expand our long-standing and successful collaboration with the
federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the City of Rostock, and
will be sending out an important signal – not only in Germany but across
The aim of the
agreement is, analogous to Hamburg and Kiel, to build a shore power plant for
cruise ships in the port of Rostock. Already in 2020, the first ships of AIDA
Cruises should be supplied with shore power while docking in Rostock-Warnemünde.
Therefore AIDA Cruises will fully equip its ships that regularly call
Rostock-Warnemünde with a shore power connection.
AIDA Cruises will support Rostock Port and the Hanseatic and University City of
Rostock in important projects and events through sponsorship activities. From
September 14 to 16, 2018, the first Rostock Cruise Festival will be celebrating
its premiere with AIDA as premium partner.
Rostock, September 12, 2018