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MV AIDAvita – Past and Present

MV AIDAvita

© Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 003) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for P&O Princess Cruises Ltd

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $350 million
  • Length: 202.85m (666 ft), 182.02m (Registered)
  • Breadth of hull: 28.10m (92.2 ft)
  • Depth: 8.75m (moulded)
  • Draught: 6.30m (20.7 ft)
  • Tonnage: 42,289 gross/20,877 gross/3750t
  • Engines: Four 12-cylinder Wartsila 12V38B diesels
  • Power/Propellers: 27,550 kW/2
  • Speed: 21.00 knots
  • Capacity: 1266 passengers (1687 max)
  • Crew: 426/389
  • Navigation Officers: German
  • Passenger Decks: 10
  • Call Sign: IBNP
  • MMSI Number: 247114900
  • IMO Number: 9221554
  • DNV GL id: G94690
  • Registry: London/UK, Genoa/Italy
  • Sister Ship: AIDAaura


Location Data


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History

November 20th 2000: Keel laid.

November 15th 2001: Launched.

April 30th 2002: Delivered to P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd, London, England. (Management Aida Cruises).

May 17th 2002: Maiden cruise from Hamburg – Mediterranean.

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

May 31st 2002: Cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean with winter cruises in the Caribbean.

February 2004: Sold to Carnival Plc, London, England. (Management Aida Cruises).

November 2004: Sold to Costa Crociere Spa, Genoa, Italy. (Management Aida Cruises).

  

© Aleksi Lindström

March 25th 2017 – April 4th 2017:  To dry-dock at Lloyd Werft for regular refit and to carry out a redesign and renovation of numerous areas of the ship. She then resumed cruising.

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper (Dover 13/05/2018)


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: Cees Bustraan, Neil Hopper, Aleksi Lindström and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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