AIDA charts new destinations in second world voyage

The world cruise on AIDAaura is priced starting at €12,995 The world cruise on AIDAaura is priced starting at €12,995

Many of the destinations on AIDA Cruises' second world voyage, part of its new 'AIDA Selection' program, will be visited for the first time in the brand's history.

They include South Africa, Namibia, Melbourne, Tasmania, Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia.

In fall 2018, AIDAaura will cast off from Hamburg on a 117-day round-trip journey to 41 ports in 20 countries. Bookings open today with fares starting at €12,995 in an inside room and €16,565 in an ocean-view accommodation.

Sailing from Hamburg on Oct. 8 next year, AIDAaura will set a course for South America to ports including Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, before heading to Chile and Easter Island. The cruise continues to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa and Fiji. Sydney, Tasmania, Perth Madagascar, South Africa and Namibia follow.

A New Year's party will be held on board AIDAaura in Mauritius.

This second world cruise follows AIDAcara's, scheduled to sail this October.

Launched this year, the 'AIDA Selection' features itineraries to new regions or exclusive ports on the company's smaller ships: AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita.

Posted 21 July 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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