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Mediterranean-style design for AIDAsol

Mediterranean-style design for AIDAsol
AIDA Cruises welcomes its eighth Club Ship next year: AIDAsol which is due to be named in Kiel on April 9, 2011 before setting course on a maiden cruise in Northern Europe.    

The interior design of AIDAsol has a Mediterranean theme with many of the rooms flooded with Mediterranean colours, including the combination of blue and white.

The walls of the Theatrium, the heart of the ship, are decorated with bright wooden profiles and classic silver leaf. Honey-colored Belinga parquet and tiles are used on the floor in front of the moving stage. There are two staircases into the theatre, over 40mtr high: one is made of metal with floodlit coloured light, producing a 3D effect. The rear staircase presents a three-dimensional pattern with its irregular sections in the form of spherical triangles, reminiscent of the designer, Panton.

The fitness and wellness facility extends 2,602sq mtr and is designed around a Greek-island theme including murals in different shades of blue on white-painted walls, classic sculptures, decorative tile mosaics, large amphorae and elaborately draped fabrics. In the Wellness Oasis, designed as an island landscape with an adjoining conservatory, guests can relax under a six meter high olive tree.

There are 14 Spa cabins and an exclusive Wellness Suite with its own sauna, heated water bed, Jacuzzi and separate balcony. The sauna is open to the sea through large panoramic windows.

There are seven restaurants onboard including Italian Bella Donna or Asian cuisine in the East Restaurant. The California Grill presents fresh burger and wrap creations, grilled steaks and crispy salads virtually around the clock.

AIDA's signature Market Restaurant is also found on the company's newest ships with its decorated stalls of exotic fruit and vegetables, juicy ham and cold meat specialties, as well as around 80 different types of cheese. Fish is served up from the ship’s own smokehouse. In the Brewery Bar, one of 12 bars onboard,  beer is brewed from purified sea water. Guests can also enjoy à la carte service in the Rossini, Buffalo Steak House and Sushi Bar restaurants.

The cabins on AIDAsol are designed in bright colors and natural materials. Impressionistic works by photographers Thomas Zika and Patrick Brandt complement the interior. Works by other internationally renowned artists such as Tim Davies, Feliks Büttner, Robert Nippoldt and Malte Brekenfeld decorate the Bella Donna Restaurant and the 18 suites on board, while paintings by the New York artist, James Rizzi, can be seen in the five spa suites.

The 71,100gt vessel will feature a 3D movie theatre complete with moving chairs and smell, feel and sense arounds. Also seen on other Club Ships are 'human' sculptures on the sun deck by concept artist, Otmar Hörl. On AIDAsol he has installed a life-size man looking through binoculars as one of his pieces.