AIDAmar – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 13/04/2025)
Steel twin screw ‘Sphinx’ class motor vessel built in 2012 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No. S.690) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for AIDA Cruises
- Original Cost: $390 million
- Length: 253.22m (overall), 225 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of hull: 32.19m
- Depth: 9.30m (moulded)
- Draught: 7.30m
- Tonnage: 71,304 gross/45,123 net/7757t deadweight
- Engines: Four MAK M43C diesels
- Power/Propellers: 36,000kW/ hp
- Speed: 19.5 knots
- Capacity: 2,192 passengers
- Crew: 646
- Passenger Decks: 14
- Call Sign: ICSJ
- IMO Number: 9490052
- MMSI Number: 247312900
- Germanischer Lloyd Register Number: G114576
- Registry: Genova/Italy
- Sister Ships: AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, AIDAblu, AIDAsol, AIDAstella
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December 13th 2007: Ordered.
October 20th 2008: Keel struck.
April 1st 2012: Launched and towed out of construction dock.
AIDAmar – © Jörn Prestien (Papenburg, 01/04/2012)
AIDAmar – © Jörn Prestien (Papenburg, 09/04/2012)
April 12th 2012: Left Papenburg for Ems.
May 3rd 2012: Delivered to Costa Crociere S.p.A, Genoa, Italy (Management Aida Cruises, Rostock, Germany).
May 12th 2011: Christened in Hamburg and departed on her maiden cruise.
May 15th 2012: Made her UK debut at Dover.
AIDAmar – © John Mavin (Dover, 15/05/2012)
AIDAmar – © Pieter Inpyn (Warnemunde, Rostock, 15/06/2013)
October 29th 2021: Due to call at Dover as part of her, 14 days, one-way from Hamburg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, cruise.
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