AIDAbella – © Willem Oldenburg
Steel twin screw ‘Sphinx’ class motor vessel built in 2008 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No. S.666) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for AIDA Cruises
- Original Cost: $390 million
- Length: 252.00m (overall), m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of hull: 32.19m
- Depth: 9.30m (moulded)
- Draught: 7.50m
- Tonnage: 69,203 gross/ net/8765t deadweight
- Engines: Four MAK M43C diesels
- Power/Propellers: 36,000kW/ hp
- Speed: 19.5 knots
- Capacity: 2,030 passengers
- Crew: 646
- Passenger Decks: 14
- Call Sign: ICGS
- IMO Number: 9362542
- MMSI Number: 247229700
- Germanischer Lloyd Register Number: 112323
- Registry: Genoa/Italy 🇮🇹
- Sister Ships: AIDAdiva (S659), AIDAluna (S660), AIDAblu (S680), AIDAmar (S690), AIDAsol (S689), AIDAstella (S695
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March 10th 2007: Keel laid.
October 19th 2007: Launched.
March 27th 2008: Towed from Papenburg to Emden.
April 14th 2008: Delivered to Societa Di Crociere Mercurio S.r.L. Italy (Management Aida Cruises, Rostock, Germany).
April 23rd 2008: Christened in Warnemünde.
AIDAbella – © Jens Boldt
AIDAbella – © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)
AIDAbella – © Pieter Inpyn (Akureyri, Iceland 29/05/2022)
August 11th 2022: Arrived at Dover.
AIDAbella – © Dover Strait Shipping (Dover)
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