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AIDAnova to operate pre-christening cruises

(Rendering: AIDA Cruises)
AIDAnova is going to make its first call in Hamburg on Nov. 19
AIDAnova will embark on a series of 'pre-premiere' cruises in the second half of November prior to her official christening and repositioning to the Canary Islands.

The first cruise, four nights to Hamburg via Oslo, will depart directly after the handover to AIDA Cruises from Meyer Werft in Bremerhaven on Nov. 15. A number of mini-cruises from Hamburg will follow, taking passengers to Rotterdam or, on a longer voyage, to Oslo.

On Dec. 2 AIDAnova is scheduled to depart Hamburg bound for the Canary Islands to begin regular service.

Sales for the newly added 'pre-premiere' cruises open Feb. 1.

AIDAnova is currently under construction at Meyer Werft, with her engine sections pre-fabricated by Neptun Werft. AIDA's new flagship will be the world's first cruise vessel that can operate entirely on LNG, cutting nitrogen oxide emissions by 80% and carbon dioxide emissions by 20% in comparison to a cruise ship of the same size operating on HFO.