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.