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AIDAstella voyages around the world with AIDA Cruises, measuring 252 meters in length and 32 meters in width. One ship in this class was delivered every year between 2010 and 2013. AIDAstella’s sister ships are called AIDAmar, AIDAsol, 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 AIDAstella, housing a magnificent venue known as the “Theatrum”. 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.

AIDAstella sailed on its maiden voyage through northern Europe (Warnemuende to inter alia Denmark, Norway, England, and France) in March 2013.

AIDAstella cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1097 cabins for 2194 passengers (max occupancy is 2700) served by 610 crew-staff. The boat has 14 decks (12 passenger-accessible, 7 with cabins), 7 restaurants, 12 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 10 elevators.

Main deck areas include:

  • dining facilities (43000 ft2 / 3988 m2)
  • wellness area (27990 ft2 / 2600 m2) – one of the largest at sea
  • outside deck spaces (87000 ft2 / 8120 m2)
  • Theatrium / Theater (32000 ft2 / 3000 m2).



View AIDAstella: AIDAstella Interior Stateroom

View AIDAstella: AIDAstella Panorama Deluxe Suite

View AIDAstella: AIDAstella California Grill

View AIDAstella: AIDAstella Pooldeck


Name AIDAstella
Owner Costa Crociere S.p.A.[1]
Operator AIDA Cruises
Port of registry Genoa Italy
Builder Meyer Werft
Yard number 695[1]
Laid down 17 December 2008[1]
Launched 25 January 2013[1]
Christened 16 March 2013 in Warnemünde by 10 ladies[2]
Completed 11 March 2013[1]
Maiden voyage 17 March 2013
In service 17 March 2013
Status In service
General characteristics
Class and type Sphinx-class cruise ship (modified)
Length 253.26 m (830.91 ft)
Beam 32.2 m (105.64 ft)
Draught 7.3 m (23.95 ft)
Decks 14
Installed power 36,000 kW (combined)[3]
Propulsion Diesel-electric; two shafts (2 × 12,500 kW)

Speed 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity 2,700
Crew 620

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