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The exceptional athlete Kristina Vogel christens AIDAcosma in Hamburg

Under the motto "The world is becoming more colorful", AIDAcosma was christened on April 9, 2022, as part of a colorful music and light show in the Port of Hamburg. The godmother of AIDA Cruises' second LNG cruise ship is the eleven-time world champion in track cycling, Kristina Vogel.
Accompanied by Captain Vincent Cofalka, Kristina Vogel lit up a colorful globe on the Ocean Deck of AIDAcosma at 9:55 p.m. At the same time, the baptismal bottle smashed against the hull of the ship.

Cruise fans across Germany followed the christening live on the internet, on the AIDA YouTube channel and on board all AIDA ships. As part of the naming ceremony, a spectacular light show not only illuminated the newest member of the AIDA fleet. Visible from afar, the evening sky over the Hanseatic city turned into a sea of bright colors. Musical star guest of the evening was DJ ALLE FARBEN. In line with the christening motto "The world is becoming more colorful", ALLE FARBEN was not only part of the spectacular staging. After the naming ceremony, he delighted the approximately 350 invited guests and 3,300 guests of the subsequent christening cruise in the Theatrium of AIDAcosma with an exclusive concert. Other star guests on board were Ingo Appelt, one of Germany's best-known comedians, and DJ MOCKABY, who was DJing at the AIDAcosma Beach Club on the christening night.

At around 11:30 p.m., AIDAcosma said goodbye to Hamburg with a light show from on board, which took place during the departure while passing the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken to Teufelsbrück. Until April 23, 2022, the two-week christening voyage will sail to Palma de Mallorca over the Easter holidays.

From April 23 to October 29, 2022, AIDAcosma will be offering voyages from Palma (Mallorca) and Barcelona. Florence, Rome and Corsica are also on the program during the weeklong highlight cruise “Mediterranean Treasures”. From autumn 2022, AIDAcosma will set course for its sunny winter home in Dubai. For further information on AIDAcosma’s voyages and how to book, contact your travel agency, the AIDA Customer Center on +49 (0) 381 / 20 27 07 07 or visit

Rostock/Hamburg, April 09, 2022

Note for editors: Pictures of the christening of AIDAcosma are available under the following links, which will be updated regularly:

Ship data of AIDAcosma:

Name: AIDAcosma
Shipyard: Meyer Werften, Papenburg and Rostock-Warnemünde (Germany)
Keel laying: October 15, 2019 (Neptun shipyard in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany)
Takeover: December 21, 2021
Commissioning: February 26, 2022
Christening: April 09, 2022 (in Hamburg)
Length: 337 meters
Width: 42 meters
Draught max.: 8.60 meters
Gross tonnage: 183,774 GT
Engine power: 61,760 kW
Propulsion: 2x AziPOD (2 x 18.5 MW/25,160 HP)
Decks: 20
Number of cabins: 2,732 (21 different cabin variants)
Restaurants: 17
Bars & Cafés: 23
Crew: approx. 1,500
Flag: Italy