German model and TV presenter Lena Gercke is to christen AIDA Cruises’ AIDAperla during a ceremony in Palma de Mallorca (Image: AIDA Cruises)
German model and TV presenter Lena Gercke is to christen AIDA Cruises’ AIDAperla during a ceremony in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on 30 June 2017.
AIDAperla, the line’s 12th ship and a sister to AIDAprima, will be named in a quayside ceremony that will be streamed live on the internet and via various social media channels. More details will be released soon.
“Lena Gercke is the perfect ambassador for the modern and unconventional attitude to life we stand for with our AIDA brand,” said Felix Eichhorn, president of AIDA Cruises.
Gercke said: “I am looking forward to becoming the godmother of a beautiful ship such as AIDAperla. I think it’s great to discover many countries in a short time and to have a wonderful hotel always with you.”
AIDAperla’s naming ceremony will take part during her christening cruise, which will take place from 24 June to 1 July. Guests will depart Palma de Mallorca and visit the Italian cities of Rome and Florence, and Barcelona in Spain.
From 1 July 2017, AIDAperla will sail seven-day western Mediterranean cruises from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona, calling at Rome, Corsica and Florence. In March 2018, the ship will make her maiden visit to Hamburg and sail various seven-day roundtrips from the German city to destinations in Western Europe.
Highlights onboard AIDAperla include 12 restaurants, three snack bars, 14 bars, the Body & Soul Organic Spa, the Four Elements park with water slides and a climbing garden, the Kids and Teens Club, a Mini Club for children aged over six months, and the Beach Club, which is protected by a weather-resistant, UV-permeable foil dome. In addition, the Lanai Deck has infinity pools, glass elevators, two skywalks, state-of-the-art LED technology, airframes and an interactive, floating globe for the entertainment programme.