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AIDA Cruises outlines extensive ship modernization program

AIDAbella is scheduled to be the second ship to undergo the 'AIDA Evolution'
AIDA Cruises plans the most extensive modernization program in its history starting with three Sphinx-class ships getting new interior designs, services and energy-efficient features.

The Sphinx class includes seven 69,200gt to 71,300gt ships built between 2007 and 2013.

'AIDA Evolution' will begin with updates of AIDAdiva (2007), AIDAbella (2008) and AIDAluna (2009) in 2025 and 2026.

AIDAdiva will be the first modernized during a six-week dry dock in spring 2025. AIDAbella and AIDAluna will follow in fall 2025 and spring 2026, respectively.

'The ships of the Sphinx series have written cruise history with their innovative space concept and colorful design. The AIDA Evolution program will further develop these fantastic ships,' AIDA Cruises President Felix Eichhorn said.

Accommodations, dining, entertainment

All staterooms will be completely redecorated and more suites added with new exclusive areas and services for suite passengers.

A greater variety of restaurants and signature bars are coming, along with enhanced services.

The light-flooded Theatrium will be enhanced with inviting seating and a harmonious color concept.

New family activity areas will be introduced.

Decarbonizaton initiatives

The work will include measures to reduce fuel consumption, increase energy efficiency and conserve resources, in line with Carnival Corp. & plc's goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 20% by 2026 compared to 2019.