Aidabella which is a cruise ship in Aida Cruises fleet has called in Shanghai, China for the very first time. The vessel is the first in the fleet to stop in the mega city.

The German ship arrived in Shanghai early on Sunday morning for the very first time. At around 6:30 AM Aidabella then docked at the International Cruise Terminal and is staying there until its departure on April 4. Guests who are mostly German will be able to enjoy the city with the cruise line for the first time.

Aidabella arrived in Shanghai after 13-night voyage which departed Thailand on March 21. The vessel will set off on 15-night cruise to Singapore with even more calls in China along the way. From Singapore the ship will sail to Dubai and then on to Europe where it will be based for the Summer season.

The cruise line has stated “the number of overseas cruise tourists visiting Chinese ports has also increased by 8 percent to 277,430 in 2016.” According to a China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) report, Shangai is the most visited port by cruise ships in China.

Aidabella is a 69,200 gross ton vessel and can carry over 2,000 passengers.