Ship transfers on the Ems have been special events for
years. Spectators arrive from all over Germany to be close to the dike when a
new ship passes the river.
On October 8, 2018,
AIDAnova will leave the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and be transferred to
Eemshaven (Netherlands). The arrival in Eemshaven is scheduled for the morning
of Tuesday, October 9.
On Monday at around
07:00 am, it is time to "cast off". At 8:00 am, AIDAnova passes the dock gate
in Papenburg. At about 2:30 pm, AIDAnova passes the Friesen-bridge near Weener
followed by the Jann-Berghaus-bridge in Leer at around 7:00 pm. After the
passage of the Ems barrier Gandersum around 1:00 am, the ship is expected to
arrive in Emden at 02:30 am and moor in Eemshaven at 09:00 am.
For the numerous visitors
who want to watch the spectacular crossing from the dikes along the Ems, AIDA
Cruises distributes pretzels, croissants, coffee and tea at the Meyer shipyard,
at the Friesen-bridge and at the Jann-Berghaus-bridge.
All information on
the schedule are subject to the wind and weather conditions and the water
levels and thus without guarantee. Time shifts are possible at short notice.
In its debut
season, AIDAnova will be traveling to the Canary islands and Madeira from
mid-December 2018 on seven-day cruises.
information at www.aida.de/aidanova. AIDAnova cruises can be booked
at travel agencies, by calling the AIDA Customer Center at +49 (0)381/202 707
07 or at www.aida.de.
Rostock, October 5, 2018