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Steel twin screw “Sphinx” series motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg (Yard No. S.660)as a passenger ship.
- Length: 251.89m (overall), 226.00m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth of hull: 32.20m
Depth: 9.30m (moulded)
Tonnage: 69,203 gross/42,051 net/8654t deadweight
Engines: Four MaK M43C diesel
Power/Propellers: 36,000kW/ 48,960 hp
Speed: 21.0 knots (max) 19.50 onots (service)
Capacity: 2,566 passengers
Passenger Decks: 11
Call Sign: ICLP
IMO Number: 9334868
MMSI Number: 247255400
Germanischer Lloyd Register Number: 132 RI
Sister Ships: AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAblu, AIDAmar, Aidasol, Aidastella
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May 26th 2005: Keel struck.
October 6th 2008: Launched.
February 14th 2009: Floated out.
February 21st 2009: Towed from builders yard to Emden.
February 25th 2009: Arrived at Blohm + Voss, Hamburg for completion.
© Jens Boldt (all)
March 16th 2009: Delivered to Societa Di Crociere Mercurio S.r.L. Genoa, Italy (Management Aida Cruises, Rostock, Germany).
March 22nd 2009: Maiden cruise from Hamburg.
© Jens Boldt
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