AIDAluna – © Erwin Willemse
Steel twin screw “Sphinx” series motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg (Yard No. S.660)as a passenger ship.
- Length: 251.89m (overall), 226.00m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth of hull: 32.20m
Depth: 9.30m (moulded)
Tonnage: 69,203 gross/42,051 net/8654t deadweight
Engines: Four MaK M43C diesel
Power/Propellers: 36,000kW/ 48,960 hp
Speed: 21.0 knots (max) 19.50 onots (service)
Capacity: 2,566 passengers
Passenger Decks: 11
Call Sign: ICLP
IMO Number: 9334868
MMSI Number: 247255400
Germanischer Lloyd Register Number: 132 RI
Registry: Genoa/Italy 🇮🇹
Sister Ships: AIDAdiva (S659), AIDAbella (S666), AIDAblu (S680), AIDAmar (S690), Aidasol (S689), Aidastella (S695)
May 26th 2005: Keel struck.
October 6th 2008: Launched.
February 14th 2009: Floated out.
February 21st 2009: Towed from builders yard to Emden.
February 25th 2009: Arrived at Blohm + Voss, Hamburg for completion.
AIDAluna – © Jens Boldt (all)
March 16th 2009: Delivered to Societa Di Crociere Mercurio S.r.L. Genoa, Italy (Management Aida Cruises, Rostock, Germany).
March 22nd 2009: Maiden cruise from Hamburg.
AIDAluna – © Jens Boldt
October 21st 2021: Due to call at Dover as part of her 19 days, one-way from Kiel to La Romana, cruise.
April 1st 2022: Failed to call at Dover owing to “severe gale force 9” winds.
April 4th 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: Jens Boldt, Meyer Werft and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)