A rendering of the new LNG ship, which will be named AIDAnova (Image: AIDA Cruises)
AIDA Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise ship is to be named AIDAnova when she begins service in December 2018.
To be built at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard in Germany, AIDAnova will be the 13th AIDA ship. Her keel will be laid in September 2017 and she is expected to be floated out of dry dock in August 2018.
Onboard highlights will include 21 different suite and stateroom types, five speciality restaurants, six à la carte restaurants, five buffet restaurants, one snack bar, 23 bars, a brewery, a beach club, and The Theatrium. Younger passengers will be able to enjoy three waterslides, a ropes course, a water playground and mini golf courses, or attend the Mini Club, Kids Club or Wave Club.
Guests will also benefit from a new Body & Soul spa and wellness area, which will be located over two decks and features five different saunas with an ocean view, a sun terrace with three Jacuzzis, a fireplace room, a tepidarium, two private wellness suites and private rooms offering more than 80 relaxation, beauty and skincare treatments. There will also be a Body & Soul Sport area with an open-air gym.
AIDAnova will offer seven-day cruises to Madeira and the Canary Islands following her December 2018 launch.
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