AIDA Cruises is an American/British owned German cruise line based in Rostock, Germany. The company was founded as Deutsche Seereederei with a ship called Völkerfreundschaft ("Friendship Between Peoples"), and entered the cruise industry in the 1960s.
AIDA Cruises is now one of ten brands owned by Carnival Corp, based at Miami, Florida, accounting for 6.5% of its share of revenue and has its own executive team, led by company President Felix Eichhorn. AIDA ships cater to the German-speaking market. As seagoing "club resorts", AIDA ships have on-board amenities and facilities designed to attract younger, more active vacationers.
AIDAaura will take the company's second World Cruise in fall 2018. On October 8, 2018, the ship will depart from Hamburg on a 117-day voyage visiting 41 ports in 20 countries on four continents. During this voyage, AIDAaura will become the company's first ship to visit several destinations including South Africa, Namibia, Melbourne, Tasmania, Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia.
^[ips to Be World's Largest – Carnival Cruise Line – Cruise Critic ips to Be World's Largest – Carnival Cruise Line – Cruise Critic] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 5 April 2017.Missing or empty |title= (help)