AIDAnova is a cruise ship built by Meyer Werft GmbH in Papenburg, Germany under contract from Carnival Corporation for AIDA Cruises. The first of the new Excellence-class ships, she was launched on 21 August 2018 and delivered on 12 December 2018.

AIDAnova has four dual-fuel hybrid engines, which can use either LNG or traditional fuel oil. Her delivery was marred by delays; complications arose from her engineering being the first-of-its-kind for a ship of her scale. In October 2018, the first postponement was announced, cancelling all scheduled preview cruises.

A small fire had also broken out during its construction in the shipyard, delaying her sea trials. Her maiden voyage was then scheduled for 2 December 2018 from Hamburg.[10] Later, in November 2018, a second postponement was announced.

 Her sea trials were scheduled to begin on 16 November 2018 and all work was scheduled to be completed by 30 November 2018. AIDAnova was delivered on 12 December 2018 and her maiden voyage was on 19 December 2018 for a seven-day cruise from Santa Cruz de Tenerife around the Canary Islands and Madeira

AIDAnova cruise ship deck plans show 2600 staterooms for 5400 passengers with lower berths (6600 max capacity) in 21 cabin categories (including single/studios and family cabins). The boat has 20 decks (17 passenger-accessible, 11 with cabins), 17 dining venues (restaurants and food bars), 23 lounges and bars, 22 elevators.

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FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Name AIDAnova
Operator AIDA Cruises
Port of registry Genoa Italy
Builder Meyer Werft
Laid down 6 September 2017
Launched 21 August 2018
Christened 31 August 2018
Completed 12 December 2018
In service 19 December 2018
Identification
Status Active
General characteristics
Class and type Excellence-class cruise ship
Tonnage
Displacement 87,306 tons[3]
Length 337 m (1,105 ft 8 in)[1]
Beam 42 m (137 ft 10 in)[3]
Height 69.3 m (227 ft 4 in)[2]
Draught 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in)[1]
Decks 16[3]
Speed 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)[4]
Capacity
  • 5,252 (double occupancy)[4]
  • 6,654 (max passengers)[3]
Crew 1,646[3]
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