Aida Cruises which is based in Germany and mainly catering for the German market has announced that upcoming cruise ship Aidaprima has been delayed.
The maiden voyage and inaugural cruises for the Aidaprima which were originally going to begin from October 1st, 2015 have now been delayed. The cruise line has stated that the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan are unable to stay on schedule. This means the large cruise ship will not be delivered on time and causing an inconvenience to guests already looking forward to the inaugural cruises.
The 124,500 gross ton ship was set to sail from Yokohama, Japan on Oct 1st and sail to Dubai as part of a 50-day cruise. Another maiden voyage from Dubai to the ship’s new home port of Hamburg, Germany will also be affected. Aida Cruises has not yet announced when the new cruise ship will make its debut. Aida is now working on contacting all passengers personally about the change of plan.
Aidaprima is the first of two new generation cruise ships for the German based company. The ship is currently in the final phases of construction and will offer many new onboard features for the German market. Aida Cruises parent company is the carnival Corporation. Carnival have recently announced two more cruise ships for Aida at 180,000 gross tons and carrying 6,600 passengers.
The 3,300 capacity Aidaprima was recently let loose from her construction dock which was a major milestone in the construction phase.