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MV AIDAluna – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9334868


© Erwin Willemse

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.

Technical Data

  • Length: 251.89m (overall), 226.00m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth of hull: 32.20m
    Depth: 9.30m (moulded)
    Draught: 7.300m
    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
    Crew: 634
    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)
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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.

© Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt 

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.

© Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt 

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)

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