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AIDA celebrates 'Selection' debut at Hamburg

AIDAcara passing the Elbphilharmonie on her first 'AIDA Selection' itinerary last Saturday
AIDA Cruises celebrated the arrival of its new 'AIDA Selection' product of exploration-focussed itineraries with experiences 'off the beaten track' onboard the fleet's smaller vessels, with fireworks and a Hamburg harbour trip by AIDAcara on Saturday.

To start the launch, AIDAcara is taking 'Selection' guests to Norway on four 14-day itineraries designed to offer genuine winter experiences.
The first itinerary – which includes calls at Haugesund, Bodø, Tromsø, Alta, Vesteralen, Trondheim and Bergen – started with a special celebration as the ship departed Altona Cruise Terminal at 20:00 for a harbour roundtrip featuring a sail past the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

After turning in front of Hamburg's newest landmark, AIDAcara set sail towards the North Sea, with her fleet mate AIDAprima following her at close distance.

At 22:30 a fireworks display off Hamburg's Blankenese district bid both ships farewell.
AIDAcara is the first major cruise ship to offer a series of winter cruises to Norway in the German market.

In addition to the current cruise, she will embark on three more itineraries to Norway on February 25, March 11 and March 25.

Norway's snow-covered winter landscape as well as the Northern Lights are among the highlights of the first four 'AIDA Selection' cruises. Shore excursions have been tailored accordingly, including among others whale watching in small groups and dog-sled tours.