© Cees Bustraan
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 003) for P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd
- Original Cost: $350 million
- Length: 202.85m (666 ft), 182.02m (Registered)
- Breadth of hull: 28.10m (92.2 ft)
- Depth: 8.75m (moulded)
- Draught: 6.30m (20.7 ft)
- Tonnage: 42,289 gross/20,877 gross/3750t
- Engines: Four 12-cylinder Wartsila 12V38B diesels
- Power/Propellers: 27,550 kW/2
- Speed: 21.00 knots
- Capacity: 1266 passengers (1687 max)
- Crew: 426/389
- Navigation Officers: German
- Passenger Decks: 10
- Call Sign: IBNP
- IMO Number: 9221554
- DNV GL id: G94690
- Registry: London/UK, Genoa/Italy
- Sister Ship: AIDAaura
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November 20th 2000: Keel laid.
November 15th 2001: Launched.
April 30th 2002: Delivered to P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd, London, England. (Management Aida Cruises).
May 17th 2002: Maiden cruise from Hamburg – Mediterranean.
© Erwin Willemse
May 31st 2002: Cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean with winter cruises in the Caribbean.
February 2004: Sold to Carnival Plc, London, England. (Management Aida Cruises).
November 2004: Sold to Costa Crociere Spa, Genoa, Italy. (Management Aida Cruises).
© Aleksi Lindström
March 25th 2017 – April 4th 2017: To dry-dock at Lloyd Werft for regular refit and to carry out a redesign and renovation of numerous areas of the ship. She then resumed cruising.
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: Cees Bustraan, Aleksi Lindström and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.