German cruise line AIDA Cruises has officially christened its newest vessel AIDAprima during the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary.
AIDAprima, which was christened by the German actress Emma Schweiger, was accompanied by a further member of the fleet, AIDAaura, in the Hamburg Port’s anniversary.
After the ceremony, AIDAprima is scheduled to set sail on a 7-day cruise to the cities in Western Europe.
The cruise line’s first newbuild of a new ship generation, delivered from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Nagasaki on March 14, was built to accommodate 3300 guests and over 900 crew members.
The vessel, featuring a length of 300 meters and a width of over 37 meters, reached its German homeport on April 21.
AIDAprima spent a couple of days in Andalusian Cadiz on its trip to Hamburg, and it also stopped by in Rotterdam.
“With our new flagship and the three newbuilds to follow, the company will continue to provide important growth impulses for the German cruise market,” Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises, earlier said.
The ship is equipped with Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System which enhances fuel efficiency, as well as other such as a pod propulsion system, liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel supply system, the latest gas emissions treatment system, and a new air-conditioning system.
World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: AIDA Cruises