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DEN-Copenhagen-AIDAbella cruise ship in port.JPG
AIDAbella in port in Denmark
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]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Sphinx-class[8] cruise ship
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 69,203 GT
Length: 826.77 ft (252.00 m)[1]
Beam: 105.6 ft (32.19 m)[1]
Draft: 24.6 ft (7.50 m)[1]
Decks: 14 decks
Installed power: 36,000 kW[1]
Propulsion: diesel-electric; two shafts
  • 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph) (service)[3]
  • 21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph) (maximum)[9]
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.[10] The name AIDAbella was chosen after a competition to name the new ship. The name was meant to signify how beautiful the ship is.[11]


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.[10]

AIDAbella in Las Palmas, Canary Islands


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  6. ^ "AIDAbella (9362542)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2013-05-20. (registration required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b "AIDAbella (IMO: 9362542)". Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  8. ^ "New club ship generation with MaK engines from Caterpillar" (PDF). Caterpillar Marine Power Systems. 2005. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  9. ^ "AIDAbella". (in German). Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "AIDAbella-World Cruise". WorldCruise. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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