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MV AIDAdiva – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9334856

MV AIDAdiva.

© Erwin Willemse

AIDAviva – © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid, 25/04/2018 )

Steel twin screw ‘Sphinx’ class motor vessel built in 2007 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No. S.659) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship.

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $390 million
  • Length: 251.89m (overall), 226 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 32.20m
  • Depth: 9.60m (moulded)
  • Draught: 7.30m
  • Tonnage: 69203 gross/42051 net/8811t deadweight
  • Engines: Four MAK M43C diesels
  • Power/Propellers: 25,000kW/ hp
  • Speed: 22.5 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 2,500 passengers
  • Crew: 634
  • Passenger Decks: 13
  • Call Sign: ICDH
  • IMO Number: 9334856
  • MMSI Number: 247187700
  • DNV iD Number: G111721
  •  Registry: Genova/Italy 🇮🇹
  • Sister Ships: AIDAluna (S660),  AIDAbella (S666), AIDAblu (S680), AIDAmar (S690), Aidasol (S689), Aidastella (S695)

Vesselfinder AIS Location Data

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October 1st 2004: Contract date.

May 26th 2005: Keel laid.

March 2nd2004: Launched.

© Jochen Wegener

AIDAdiva – © Jochen Wegener (Papenburg, 11/11/2006)

© Jochen Wegener

AIDAdiva – © Jochen Wegener (Papenburg, 03/03/2007)

© Jochen Wegener © Jochen Wegener © Jochen Wegener

AIDAdiva – © Jochen Wegener (Papenburg, 06/03/2007)

March 10th 2007: Floated to Emden.

April 16th 2007: Delivered to Societa Di Crociere Mercurio S.r.L. Genoa, Italy (Management Aida Cruises, Rostock, Tyskland).

April 16th 2007: Left Emden.

April 20th 2007: Christened in Hamburg and began her cruise schedule.

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

AIDAviva – © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid, 25/04/2018 )

March 16th 2020: Berthed in La Romana. Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 all passengers were taken to the airport of La Romana and repatriated with charter planes.

2021: Currently at Skagen Anchorage.

October 29th 2021: Due to call at Dover as part of her 26 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Montego Bay, cruise.

April 3rd 2022: Due at 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: Jochen Wegener and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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