First Ship of new Helios-Class will join the fleet in 2018

AIDA Cruises is continuing its long-standing strategic partnership with the shipbuilder MEYER WERFT in Papenburg with an order for two new ships of the next AIDA ship generation. The ships, each exceeds 180,000 gross tons and has a capacity of more than 2,500 staterooms, will join the AIDA fleet in 2018 and 2021.

As pioneer in the industry, AIDA Cruises is again setting an example for environmental protection with a revolutionary ship design: With the “Green Cruising” concept, AIDA will be the first cruise line in the world to operate its new ship generation to 100 percent with LNG (liquefied natural gas). This eliminates emissions of soot particles and sulfur oxides.