© Carsten Dettmer (Ajaccio, 08/04/2015)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 004) for P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd.
- Original Cost: $350 million
Length: 202.85m (overall), 179.74m (Registered)
Breadth of hull: 28.10m
Depth: 8.75m (moulded)
Tonnage: 42,289 gross/20,877 gross/4157t
Engines: Four 12-cylinder Wartsila 12V38B diesels
Power/Propellers: 27,550 kW/2
Speed: 21.00 knots
Capacity: 1266 passengers (1687 max)
Navigation Officers: German
Passenger Decks: 10
Call Sign: IBNZ
IMO Number: 9221566
DNV GL id: G94691
Registry: London/UK, Genoa/Italy
Sister Ship: AIDAvita
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January 11th 2002: Keel laid.
September 7th 2002: Launched.
March 5th 2003: Completed.
April 5th 2003: Delivered to P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd, London, England. (management Aida Cruises).
April 12th 2003: Christened in Warnemünde.
April 13th 2003: Shakedown cruise for invited guests from Warnemünde to Hamburg.
April 15th 2003: Maiden cruise from Hamburg to the Mediterranean.
© Aleksi Lindström
February 2004: Sold to Carnival Plc, London, England. (management Aida Cruises).
November 2004: Sold to Costa Crociere Spa, Genoa, Italy. (management Aida Cruises).
© Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 20/01/2009)
© John Mavin (Dover, 18/05/2010)
May 16th 2019: Due at Dover
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