On 31 May, 2017, at 6:00 pm, one of the best-kept secrets of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg was lifted: a spectacular graffiti surprise revealed the name of the first ship of the first generation that can run on LNG (liquefied natural gas) with nearly zero emissions. This name, AIDAnova, is now displayed on a graffiti banner in the construction halls where the ship is being built.
21.02.2017 - First Steelcut of the first LNG cruise ship in the world at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg
On February 21, 2017, a new age dawned for the cruise shipping sector at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and Meyer Werft Director Bernard Meyer performed the symbolic first steel cutting for the world’s first cruise ship that can be run completely on liquid natural gas (LNG).
AIDA Cruises is celebrating its anniversary: Twenty years ago today, on June 7, 1996, the first ship in the AIDA fleet was christened by former first lady Christiane Herzog in Rostock/Germany and put into service. From the very beginning, AIDA has stood for innovation and product diversity like no other company in the industry.
Anlässlich des Erstanlaufs von AIDAprima in Rotterdam am 19. April 2016 besiegelten AIDA Cruises und Shell ihre Partnerschaft für die künftige Versorgung von AIDAprima und ihrem Schwesterschiff AIDAperla mit LNG. AIDAprima ist das erste Kreuzfahrtschiff weltweit, dass im Hafen umweltfreundlich mit Flüssigerdgas (LNG) betrieben werden kann.
Felix Eichhorn (35), previously Senior Vice President Sales, Yield Management & Flight Operation AIDA Cruises, is appointed President of AIDA Cruises as of September 1, 2015, succeeding Michael Ungerer (49), who will assume new management responsibilities at Carnival as Chief Operations Officer Shared Services Carnival Asia.
After ordering a total of four newbuildings from the Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg, AIDA Cruises announces that the AIDAblu will be leaving the German market in the spring of 2007 and relocating to the affiliated company Ocean Village in Great Britain. The ship will be replaced by the first newbuilding which will be put into service in spring of 2007.
AIDA Cruises is awarded certification in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, as well as the new industrial standard “GLC Social Responsibility”. They confirm the company’s compliance with the best international standards relating to quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.