AIDAluna resumes service after Blohm+Voss refit

AIDAluna resumes service after Blohm+Voss refit
AIDAluna now features upgraded public spaces and guests staterooms (Image: AIDA Cruises)

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAluna has returned to service after a 13-day refurbishment and technical upgrade project at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.

Blohm+Voss’s team renovated multiple public spaces onboard the ship, including the restaurants and bars. It also added the new ski-style lodge Almhütte, which will offer fresh draft beer, traditional dishes from the Alps and live music.

Other new venues include the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop and the expanded and reconfigured AIDA Shopping World, which sells products from Gebr. Heinemann. The spa and guests staterooms were also revitalised.

In addition, AIDAluna underwent regular class and maintenance work, which involved Blohm+Voss servicing her stabilisers, bow and stern thrusters, helm, electrical propulsion plant, exhaust and tanks. Plus, the shipyard installed technology to enable the ship to connect to shore power and refreshed her exterior coating and hull artwork.

AIDAluna began a series of short cruises from Hamburg on 16 April and she will reposition to Kiel, Germany to operate ‘Polar Circle Highlights’ and ‘Baltic & Scandinavia’ itineraries from May.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, April 22, 2019