The largest ever Carnival Corporation-owned cruise ship and the first in a new class of ships ordered has received her new artwork on the bow. The ship will be operated by German-based Aida Cruises is being constructed at the Mayer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany.
Large Carnival Cruise Ship Receives Artwork
Even though the mega-ship named Aidanova is for Aida Cruises it is the first of a new generation class which will also come to other cruise line fleets including Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and P&O Cruises.
Aidanova is currently being constructed and the iconic lips artwork on the bow has been completed. The lips are part of the Aida branding found on the hull of all ships in the fleet. Still to come and join the kissing lips are the eyes and eyeliner. The lips cover 250 m² and 50 liters of paint was used with black, orange and red.
The cruise line released some impressive photos of the upcoming new class ship inside the construction hall at Meyer Werft. As seen in the photos below construction is coming along nicely and she is whole with all the blocks now together.
More About Aidanova
The Carnival-owned cruise ship will be completed in August 2018 so not long to go! ON August 31 a christening ceremony will be held at the German yard which will include a fireworks display and productions. The new flagship will actually begin inaugural cruises in December when the ship departs Hamberg Germany for a canary islands voyage.
Aidanova will be the world’s first fully powered Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cruise ship. The vessel will be a totally new class and the biggest ever built for Carnival at 180,000 gross tons and carrying 6,000 guests. New features and spaces will be introduced not seen on any other ship in the fleet.