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Undocking of AIDAsol.
Name: AIDAsol[1]
Owner: Costa Crociere
Operator: AIDA Cruises[2]
Port of registry: Genoa,  Italy
Builder: Meyer Werft[2]
Completed: Spring 2011
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Sphinx series cruise ship
Tonnage: 71,300 GT[1]
Length: 252 m (826.77 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (105.64 ft)
Capacity: 2,174 Passengers

AIDAsol is a Sphinx class cruise ship, built at Meyer Werft for AIDA Cruises.[2] She is the fifth Sphinx series ship, preceded by sisters AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, and AIDAblu, and followed by AIDAmar. AIDAsol was delivered in March 2010.[2][3][4] She was christened on 9 April 2011.[5]

Concept and Construction[edit]

AIDAsol was ordered on 13 December 2007, together with her unnamed sister, at Meyer Werft by Carnival Corporation & plc, the parent company of AIDA.[6] It also marked the decision to increase the tonnage and capacity of the then under construction AIDAblu, to 71,000-GT and 2,174 passengers, which makes AIDAsol and AIDAmar her twin sisters in the Sphinx class.[6] The naming ceremony is scheduled on 9 April 2011 in Kiel, Germany.[2][7][8]

AIDAsol is similarly designed from her latest predecessor, AIDAblu. Facilities included are an additional deck, an onboard brewery and a 2,300-m2 spa facility. AIDAsol will be 252 meters in length and 32 meters wide.[2]


  1. ^ a b "AIDA Cruises names newbuilding eight AIDAsol". Cruise Business Review. Cruise Media Oy Ltd. 9 November 2009. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "AIDAsol". Meyerwerft website. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
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  4. ^ "M/S AIDAsol". SeaScanner. Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  6. ^ a b CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC ORDERS TWO NEW 71,000-TON CRUISE SHIPS FOR AIDA CRUISES BRAND; INCREASES CAPACITY OF A PREVIOUSLY ORDERED VESSEL[permanent dead link] (PDF). Meyerwerft website. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2010
  7. ^ "AIDA's eight ships calling at 160 ports in 2011/2012". Cruise Industry News. 24 February 2010. Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sonnige Aussichten - AIDAsol ist jüngster Flottenzuwachs". AIDA Cruises (in German). Retrieved 31 March 2010. 

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