AIDAsol voyages around the world with AIDA Cruises, measuring 253 metres in length and 32 metres in width. We delivered one ship in this class every year between 2010 and 2013. AIDAsol’s sister ships are called AIDAstella, AIDAmar and AIDAblu – they belong to the modified Sphinx Class. Half a deck was added to the modified liners to make their spa area more spacious than on the original Sphinx Class.
The designers at MEYER WERFT placed great emphasis on ensuring maximum comfort and energy efficiency: Fuel consumption is reduced with the addition of flow-optimized propellers and a low-friction underwater coating. Its rudder blades are asymmetrically twisted to give the ship additional propulsion. Intelligent technology helps to save water, and new energy is obtained from the waste heat generated during onboard operations.
A glass chute extends along the middle of AIDAsol, housing a magnificent venue known as the “Theatrium”. Its side walls are made of safety glass to withstand heavy loads during voyages. The venue is spread across the entire length of the ship – it’s the heart and soul of onboard life.
AIDAsol is the first ship in the AIDA fleet that can shut down most of its generators at berth, as the ocean liner can connect to shore power.
AIDAsol cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1097 cabins for 2194 passengers (max occupancy is 2686) served by 610 crew staff. The boat has 14 decks (12 passenger-accessible, 7 with cabins), 6 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), and 10 elevators.
Main deck areas include:
- dining facilities (43000 ft2 / 3988 m2)
- wellness area (21000 ft2 / 1956 m2) – one of the largest at sea
- outside deck spaces (87000 ft2 / 8120 m2)
- Theatrium/Theater (32000 ft2 / 3000 m2).
Complimentary dining options (included in AIDAsol cruise prices) are Markt, California Grill, East, and Bella Donna. At additional charge are Rossini, Buffalo, Sushi Bar, and the Brauhaus. In the 3 buffet restaurants on the AIDAsol ship (Markt, East, Bella Donna), soft drinks, and also beer and house wines are complimentary during Lunch/Dinner times.
Besides the ship’s staff and crew, AIDA cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots – the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. Throughout the cruise, they also assist them by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions, and tours.
Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.
Name AIDAsol Owner Costa Crociere Operator AIDA Cruises Port of registry Genoa, Italy Builder Meyer Werft Launched 27 February 2011 Completed Spring 2011 Identification Status In service General characteristics Class and type Sphinx series cruise ship Tonnage 71,304 GT Length 831.14 ft (253.33 m) Beam
- 105.64 ft (32.2 m) (waterline)
- 123.36 ft (37.6 m) (max)
Draught 23.95 ft (7.3 m) Depth 30.51 ft (9.3 m) Installed power 4 × Cat MaK 9M43C Capacity 2,174 Passengers