On October 29, after a season in the Mediterranean, the ship will set sail for the Orient from Mallorca with a 20-day transatlantic voyage where passengers will visit Malta, Greece and Israel and experience the Suez Canal.
Via Oman and Abu Dhabi, AIDAcosma will arrive in Dubai in preparation for the winter 2022/23 season.
Specially crafted programme
AIDAcosma starts sailing from Dubai on November 18. That evening, passengers will be able to watch a light show of the Ain Dubai – the highest and largest Ferris wheel in the world at 260mtr. On November 19, Farben will take to the Beach Club stage spinning hip hop beats.
The kick-off event will be rounded off with sweet delicacies from AIDA gourmet godmother Andrea Schirmaier-Huber, oriental dance workshops by Tatiana Perez and destination-related lectures by Dorine Ali Kahn, who is deeply rooted in the Arabian continent.
Itinerary and highlights
The seven-day Orient voyages operate from/to Dubai or from/to Abu Dhabi, and see AIDAcosma call at exotic metropolises with thousands of years of history, sheikdoms and kingdoms.
In Dubai, AIDAcosma will spend two nights - as a prelude and for the crowning finale of the voyage.
The journey continues to the United Arab Emirates for Abu Dhabi, where the vessel will stay overnight and allow passengers to swim, shop or stroll along the Corniche.
Extended stays in Oman plus Sir Ban Yas island
On other Oriental itineraries of AIDAcosma, extended stays in Oman are planned for visits to the Wahiba Sands, fortifications such as Fort Nizwa and Jabrin Castle, palm groves, deserts and mountain ranges.
For the first time in the program, on selected cruises, is the largest natural island in the UAE: Sir Ban Yas.
The seven-day itineraries similarly alternate for calls in Bahrain to experience the Manama Souk, mosques, palaces and ancient temples. A detour to the famous Formula 1 racetrack may be included.
The seven-day voyages can be combined for a fuller, 14-day cruise of the Orient.
Unvaccinated passengers can travel either with a certified PCR test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure or with a certified certificate of recovery (convalescence can be a maximum of 30 days ago.)
Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the requirements at the airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
AIDAcosma’s new Ocean Deck spans four decks and gives a panoramic view of the sea and the infinity pool at the stern, while a new Fun Park has been introduced with a large indoor playground and new bouldering wall.
The gastronomy onboard has been enriched. In the new specialty restaurant Beach House, light and refreshing delicacies are served. The specialty restaurant Mamma Mia offers homemade pasta and fresh Italian cuisine with on-site service and the Brauhaus will have an outdoor grill with a sea view.
AIDAcosma has features that have proved popular onboard AIDAnova, such as the Beach Club, the Theatrium with its 360° stage, the TV studio and the Body & Soul Organic Spa.