Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira
A 20-minute firework display opened the christening celebrations at the Spanish port (Image: Getty Images)

AIDA Cruises has christened AIDAmira, the fourth Selection-class vessel to join the cruise line’s fleet, at a ceremony in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. German model and television host Franziska Knuppe officially named the vessel on the evening of 30 November, alongside the ship’s captain Manuel Pannzek.

A 20-minute firework display opened the celebrations, before singer Johannes Oerding performed to the 1,000 guests attending the event. A charity event for AIDA Cruise & Help was hosted by television presenter Mary Amiri, raising 78,500 (US$86,500) for the Fly & Help foundation, which is currently constructing schools in Namibia.

AIDAmira will remain in Palma de Mallorca until 4 December. The ship will then sail a 14-day cruise around southern Africa during the winter, before returning to the Mediterranean in May to offer cruises from Corfu, Greece.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
02 December 2019

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