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
Sister Ships: AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAblu, AIDAmar, Aidasol, Aidastella
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.
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)