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Aida perla, Le Havre, mars 2018 (cropped).jpg
AIDAperla at Le Havre
Owner: AIDA Cruises
Port of registry: Genoa,  Italy
Ordered: 2 November 2011
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Yard number: 2301
Laid down: 14 December 2012
Launched: 20 March 2016
Completed: 27 April 2017
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Length: 300.00 m (984.25 ft)
Beam: 37.00 m (121.39 ft)
Draught: 8.25 m (27.1 ft)
Decks: 18
Installed power: Caterpillar 12VM43C diesel units (38,100 hp)
Propulsion: 2 x ABB Azipod thrusters
Speed: 22.5 knots (42 km/h) (cruising)
Capacity: 4.350 passengers[1]
Crew: 900

AIDAperla is a cruise ship of AIDA Cruises, which was built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding at their shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The vessel was delivered in May 2017 and was formally named in June 2017 by its godmother, German fashion model and television host Lena Gercke.[2]


AIDAperla has overall length of 300.00 m (984.25 ft), moulded beam of 37.00 m (121.39 ft), and maximum draft of 8.25 m (27.1 ft). The vessel has deadweight of 9,200 DWT and gross tonnage of 125,572 GT. The cruise ship has 1,643 cabins and capacity for 3,286 passengers in double occupancy. AIDAperla has 16 passenger decks (of 18 total decks).


The cruise ship AIDAperla is driven by three Caterpillar 12VM43C diesel units, each with power of 12,670 hp. Additionally the ship has one dual-fuel Caterpillar 12VM46DF with power of 11,650 hp and generator Caterpillar 3516B with power of 2,250 kW. A 10 MWh battery is to be installed in 2020.[3] The cruise ship operates with service speed of 22.5 kts.


  1. ^ "M/S AIDAperla (2017)". Retrieved Sep 14, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Model and presenter Lena Gercke is AIDAperla's godmother". Apr 12, 2017. Retrieved Sep 14, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Aida plans to use battery systems on cruise ships". 23 September 2019.

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