The Carnival-owned Aida Cruises has celebrated a construction milestone for a large 183,900 gross ton cruise ship.
AIDAcosma Reaches Construction Milestone
Can you believe it! Another Carnival-owned mega-ship is currently under construction and this one will be operated by German-based Aida Cruises. A major construction milestone was reached for the AIDAcosma at the Neptune Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany with the large keel-laying ceremony where a traditional lucky coin under the first of 90 blocks was placed.
During the event, more details were announced including her name AIDAcosma and her inaugural sailings. The vessel will be sailing from Kiel to the Norwegian fjords and the Baltic Sea from May 2021.
AIDA President Felix Eichhorn said:
“With AIDAcosma we are consistently continuing our sustainable growth. The keel-laying of our second LNG-powered cruise ship here in Rostock is also an expression of our company’s economic and innovative power in Rostock and throughout northern Germany.”
“AIDA stands for some 8,200 direct and indirect jobs with our suppliers here in the north. With our investments in the development and use of sustainable technologies, we are providing key momentum for research and science clusters throughout Germany.”
The cruise ship will be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) a new growing trend of environmentally friendly fuel. She will be an identical design to sister ship Aidanova which is the first in this new LNG class for the German cruise line.
The ship will be a massive 183,900 gross tons and 337 meters in length, there will be 20 decks and 2,600 staterooms. Featured will be a new Fun Park space at the stern including a water slide, twin water chute, and kids pool. There will even be a breathtaking infinity pool among many outdoor spaces for any type of cruiser.
Rendering: Aida Cruises