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AIDAnova to take over the delayed AIDAcosma's cruises

Sister ship AIDAnova, here, will take over AIDAcosma's 2021/22 winter scheduled
With AIDAcosma's delivery from Meyer Werft delayed, AIDAnova will take over the new ship's Canary Islands itineraries in the coming months.

In turn, the reactivated AIDAbella will take AIDAnova's place for Dubai cruises this winter.

AIDAcosma delay

AIDAcosma was scheduled to enter service in late December, following a previous delay.  An AIDA Cruises spokesman had no new delivery date to share now.

Sister ship AIDAnova will take over, arriving at Hamburg in December for two newly added short cruises to Norway on Dec. 14 and Dec. 19. Winter cruises from Germany to the north are unusual — even more so for a vessel of this size — but demand for travel from German ports continues to be high.

Subsequently, AIDAnova will reposition to Gran Canaria on a Christmas and New Year's cruise starting Dec. 22 that had been planned for AIDAcosma.    

 AIDAbella to resume from Mallorca Nov. 6

The reactivated AIDAbella will assume AIDAnova's itineraries from the beginning of November, starting with a cruise from Palma de Mallorca to Dubai. During the winter, she will operate most of the itineraries planned for AIDAnova. Except for a few cases where itineraries have been changed, passengers booked on AIDAnova will be automatically reaccommodated on AIDAbella.

Next spring, AIDAbella will return to Mallorca, where she is expected back April 28.

AIDA Cruises has not communicated a new inauguration date for AIDAcosma, so it remains to be seen when a ship swap may take place in reverse order.