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AIDA Mega Ship will arrive for the first port of call in Hamburg

The second AIDA Cruises ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), AIDAcosmawill arrive for its first-ever port call in Hamburg, Germany on February 25, 2022. This landmark arrival will officially welcome the ship to the AIDA fleet, with a special salute from another ship and grand plans for the ship’s inauguration.

AIDAcosma Officially underway

The new Excellence class AIDAcosma is on her way to Hamburg for her first-ever cruises with guests. Her arrival is scheduled for around 4 p.m. local time on Friday, February 25, but before she arrives she will meet another of her fleet mates on the Elbe. The Hyperion class AIDAprimawho will then be en route to Rotterdam, should meet AIDAcosma near Teufelsbrück, just east of Hamburg.

It’s always a special occasion when a new ship arrives in port for the first time, and even more so when the ship embarks on its very first voyage.

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Captain Tommy Möller is looking forward to the first call: “For me, as captain, it is a special honor to be able to call at the port of Hamburg with the newest LNG vessel in our fleet. With AIDAcosma we bring many innovations and, of course, many experiences from wonderful vacation in Hamburg for our guests.

“It is a very joyous day for us too. For years, AIDA Cruises has been advancing with great commitment to research and development of alternative propulsion technologies for its ships, carrying out important pioneering work that benefits the industry. and ultimately the entire shipping industry,” said Simone Maraschi, Managing Director of Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH.

“We very much look forward to welcoming AIDAcosma to our cruise terminals today and regularly in the weeks to come – and in particular, of course, during the ship’s christening in Hamburg on April 9.”

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AIDAcosma will depart for the first time with guests at 6 p.m. on February 26, 2022. This first voyage is a 7-night itinerary, visiting Southampton in the UK, Cherbourg in France, Zeebrugge in Belgium and Rotterdam in the Netherlands before the ship s moors again in Hamburg on March 5.

Baptism April 9

While AIDAcosma East ready to welcome gueststhe official christening of the ship and the solemn maiden voyage will not take place until April 9. The ship will be baptized in Hamburg with great fanfareincluding a stunning light show with 300 drones, award-winning DJ music and a celebrity guest list.

AIDAcosma LNG cruise ship
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The ship’s official sponsor, German Championship cyclist and Olympic gold medalist Kristina Vogel, will name the ship and dedicate it to service before the ship sets sail on its 14-day christening voyage. This navigation will reposition the ship in the Mediterranean for the summer season.

In mid-October, AIDAcosma will move to its winter home port, dubaito offer 7-day itineraries to the Orient from/to Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Amazing features await guests

No matter when guests may experience AIDAcosma or sail with it, they can expect a variety of amazing features on board.

The Ocean Deck is a stunning new space spanning four decks with panoramic sea views and ample sunbathing areas. For cooling off, there is a large infinity pool at the rear of the ship, while adventurous guests can try the rock climbing wall, climbing towers or balance course, and the new Fun Park with its large indoor play area offers plenty of variety.

Delicious meals also await passengers on board AIDAcosma. At the Beach House Restaurant, light, summery delights come to the table, while the Mamma Mia specialty restaurant offers homemade pasta and fresh Italian cuisine with on-site service. The Brewhouse has an outdoor grill with a great view of the ocean, providing another option for guests to cool off.

AIDAcosma cruise ship