AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova completes float-out

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AIDANova
AIDANova

New AIDA Cruises flagship makes a step nearer completion

AIDA Cruises’ latest ship, AIDAnova floated out for the first time today at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

This is the largest ever Carnival-owned ship to be built and marks a milestone for the company as she’s the first of a new generation of LNG ships on order. The ship will carry 5,200 passengers at launch.

AIDANova bow and livery
AIDANova bow and livery

The ship was floated out and revealed for the first time early this morning. She is being transported to a nearby outfitting dock where she’ll receive further work including fitting out interior spaces, tests on the LNG systems, assembly of her mast and funnel cladding.

Training will also begin here for 1,400 crew members as they set up their departments and prepare for their first guests mid-November 2018.

AIDANova in Hamburg (render)
AIDANova in Hamburg (render)
Chris is an ex-Royal Navy Reservist. During his time in the Royal Navy, Chris served in the Maritime Trade Operations branch. A now seasoned cruiser, the first ship for Chris was Cunard Line's Queen Victoria. Chris enjoys nothing more than relaxing on a balcony during a sea day, gazing out to sea and enjoying the cruising lifestyle!

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