Remains less than 20 days before departure for the first cruise of the newest liner AIDAprima. After commissioning, this vessel will mark the emergence of new-generation ocean liners and set new standards in the field of the environment.
The baptism of the cruise liner is scheduled for April 25, 2016, after which the ocean vessel will perform an exploratory four-day flight from Hamburg to Southampton. According to the already famous maritime tradition, the godmother of the cruise liner will be the 13-year-old German actress Emma Schweiger. A young lady is known to us from the films «Rabbit Without Ears» and «Rabbit Without Ears 2».
The AIDAprima liner arrived in European Hamburg on March 14, 2016 from the Japanese port of Nagasaki, where the main ship was built at the MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES shipyard. In the port of Hamburg, a passenger ship was handed over to the owner — the German company AIDA Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & amp; PLC.
The AIDAprima liner worth $ 645 million is designed to carry out cruise programs for the famous Asian (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and Western European ports (Hamburg, Rotterdam).
What's new in the AIDAprima cruise liner?
Cruise ship AIDAprima will become the largest ship in the company AIDA Cruises, as well as the first vessel built in Japan. The cruise liner differs from other ships of the fleet «AIDA Cruise» with great space, variety and individuality. AIDAprima will become one of the most technologically advanced ships on the planet, and the use of innovative technologies will provide the owner with maximum efficiency.
A novelty of the technological progress of the modern generation of Hyperion class airliners will be the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), patented by Mitsubishi. This system will reduce the frictional resistance of the ship, by sliding through an air film consisting of air bubbles. Thus, this method will reduce fuel consumption by approximately 7 percent and save energy costs of the power plant.
As part of environmental protection on new ships, AIDA Cruise will use two types of engine fuel, and has applied a unique exhaust gas filtration system that can detect all particles of soot, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides.
Cabins, food and leisure activities
The new cruise liner has 1,643 cabins of fourteen different categories for accommodation up to 3,300 passengers. Luxury cabins with a veranda are up to 125 sq. M. m and include dressing rooms, two bathrooms and a spacious balcony with two sun beds. On the eighth deck of the cruise ship are the cabins with a winter garden and a spacious veranda.
The most remarkable feature of the newest liner was the all-season Beach Club with a transparent ultraviolet coating. The almost invisible dome-shaped membranes allow guests to relax in the beach atmosphere under the palm trees, and serve as a screen for the projection of the virtual starry sky and laser shows. Passengers can enjoy a mass of activities on the fourth deck of the 4 Elements, or have fun on the water slides in AIDA Racer and take advantage of other sports on the sports deck.
Spa and wellness centers on board include Body & amp; Soul Organic Spa, saunas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and tepidarium.
The new liner has a large number of places for food, including 13 restaurants and 18 bars. Among some classic food options, on board are restaurants with a buffet, restaurants with Mediterranean and French cuisine. Guests can also visit the culinary school and try interactive cooking lessons. The deck with shops and bars easily turns into a stage for street artists and a meeting place.
Technical characteristics of the cruise liner AIDAprima:
- Displacement — 124,100 tons
- Length — 300 m
- Width — 37.6 m
- Draft — 8 m
- Number of decks — 18 (decks with cabins 16)
- Power plant — 46,800 kW
- Speed is 22 knots
- Passenger capacity — 3,400 people
- Crew — 900 people.
The cruise liner is equipped with three main engines such as MaK 12V M43C and one power plant of mixed fuel MaK M46DF capable of operating both on liquefied natural gas and on marine diesel oil or heavy fuel oil. Three diesel generators of the vessel are equipped with pistons from the company Rheinmetall. The propulsion system of the ship includes two helm-steering columns of the Azipod system, supplied by ABB.
This video makes the hearts of all AIDAprima fans fight faster. The newest cruise liner arrived in the port of Hamburg: