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MV AIDAbella – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9362542

MV AIDAbella

© Willem Oldenburg

AIDAbella Р© 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

Technical Data

  • 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

Current AIS Location

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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 Warnem√ľnde.

© Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt

AIDAbella Р© Jens Boldt

© Nigel Scutt

AIDAbella Р© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn

AIDAbella Р© Pieter Inpyn (Akureyri, Iceland 29/05/2022)

August 11th 2022: Arrived at Dover.

AIDAbella Р© Dover Strait Shipping (Dover)

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, Dover Strait Shipping, Pieter Inpyn, Willem Oldenburg and Meyer Werft for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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