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25,000 spectators expected for AIDAnova christening

AIDAnova is going to be christened in Meyer Werft's harbor tonight
AIDA Cruises expects some 25,000 spectators to follow the christening of AIDAnova at Meyer Werft in Papenburg on Friday night.

David Guetta in concert

The ceremony is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. local time. An open-air concert featuring French DJ David Guetta will follow. AIDAnova's christening is going to be accompanied by a light and laser show, for which some 550 lamps, lasers and spots have been set up on board and around the ship.

The winning godparents

AIDAnova's godparents, selected in a contest, are the Mirza family: Sonja, Asad, Sophia and Adria from Hanau in the federal state of Hesse.

AIDAnova's christening is part of the NDR 2 Papenburg Festival, a two-day event held by a local radio station. In addition to the spectators for the ceremony, another 25,000 people are forecast to attend the festival on Friday and on Saturday.