© Meyer Werft
Steel twin screw “Sphinx” series motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg (Yard No. S.689)as a passenger ship.
- Length: 253.33m (overall), 230.20m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of hull: 32.20m
- Depth: 9.30m (moulded)
- Draught: 7.300m
- Tonnage: 71,304 gross/45,164 net/7891t deadweight
- Engines: Two VEM-Elekrtomotorenwerk DTMSZ 3352-16YS diesel electric engines
- Power/Propellers: 36,000kW/ 48,960 hp
- Speed: 21.0 knots
- Capacity: 2,194 passengers
- Crew: 620
- Passenger Decks: 15
- Call Sign: ICPE
- IMO Number: 9490040
- MMSI Number: 247302900
- Germanischer Lloyd Register Number: 114575
- Registry: Genova/Italy
- Sister Ships: AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, AIDAblu, AIDAmar
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December 13th 2007: Ordered as MEYER 689.
October 20th 2008: Keel laid.
February 17th 2011: Floated out.
© Meyer Werft
March 31st 2011: Completed and delivered to Costa Crociere Spa, Italy. Registered Manager; Aida Cruises, Germany.
April 9th 2011: Christened in Kiel, Germany
April 9th 2011: Inaugural voyage Kiel – Copenhagen – Oslo – London / Dover – Paris / Le Havre -Amsterdam , Amsterdam , Hamburg from Kiel , Copenhagen , Oslo , London and Dover , Paris / Le Havre – Amsterdam/, Amsterdam – Hamburg.
© Jens Boldt (all)
Arriving at Dover from Le Havre on the 08/05/15 © Nigel Scutt
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Jens Boldt, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Meyer Werft for their assistance in producing this feature.