AIDAbella

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DEN-Copenhagen-AIDAbella cruise ship in port.JPG
AIDAbella in port in Denmark
History
Italy
Name: AIDAbella
Operator: AIDA Cruises
Port of registry: Genoa, Italy[1]
Ordered: 1 August 2005[2]
Builder: Meyer Werft (Papenburg)[1][3]
Cost: $390 million[1]
Yard number: S.666[2]
Laid down: March 10, 2007[4]
Launched: October 19, 2007[2]
Christened: April 23, 2008 in Warnemünde by Eva Padberg[5]
In service: April 2008[1]
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Sphinx-class[8] cruise ship
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 69,203 GT[9]
Length: 826.41 ft (251.89 m)[9]
Beam:
  • 105.64 ft (32.2 m) (waterline)
  • 123.36 ft (37.6 m) (max)[9]
Draught: 23.95 ft (7.3 m)[9]
Depth: 31.50 ft (9.6 m)[9]
Decks: 14
Installed power:
  • 4 × Cat MaK 9M43C
  • (total power 36,000 kW (48,000 hp))[10]
Propulsion: diesel-electric; two shafts
Speed:
  • 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph) (service)[3]
  • 21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph) (maximum)[11]
Capacity: 2,500 passengers[1]
Crew: 646[1]

AIDAbella is a cruise ship operated by AIDA Cruises. Built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, she is a sister ship to AIDAdiva and AIDAluna. The ship has a passenger capacity of over 2,050.[12] The name AIDAbella was chosen after a competition to name the new ship. The name was meant to signify how beautiful the ship is.[13]

Features[edit]

The ship features 1,025 passenger cabins, many with balconies. There is a nude sunbathing area towards the rear of the ship. Amidships is a circular, glass-walled, and roofed Theatrium in the center of the ship which can be used as a nightclub.[12]

AIDAbella in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ward, Douglas (2009). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships (18th ed.). Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 978-981-268-564-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Data from XVAS". Vessel Assessment System. Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "AIDAbella". ShipParade. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.meyerwerft.de/page.asp?lang=e&main=3&subs=0&did=1383
  5. ^ "AIDAbella Christened in Germany". Cruise Critic. 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  6. ^ "AIDAbella (9362542)"Free registration required. Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  7. ^ a b "AIDAbella (IMO: 9362542)". vesseltracker.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  8. ^ Cox, Martin (18 February 2012). "Maintaining The AIDA "Difference": AIDAluna And The Sphinx Class Part One". Shipping News. Maritime Matters. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "AIDAbella (G112323)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Germanischer Lloyd. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "New club ship generation with MaK engines from Caterpillar" (PDF). Caterpillar Marine Power Systems. 2005. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  11. ^ "AIDAbella". SchiffsSpotter.de (in German). Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  12. ^ a b "Das Jahr der Megapötte". T-Online (in German). Deutsche Telekom AG. 2008-12-05. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  13. ^ "AIDAbella-World Cruise". WorldCruise. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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