AIDA’s newest ship, AIDAcosmawill be baptized on April 9, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany, by her godmother Kristina Vogel, former Olympic cyclist and 11-time Union Cycliste Internationale world champion.
The new vessel is the second in the AIDA fleet to be powered by LNG and has the motto “The world is getting more colorful”.
The christening ceremony will include a 20-minute light show with 300 glowing drones, which will be streamed online from 9:30 p.m. CET, and a concert performed by German DJ Alle Farben.
After the ceremony, guests will depart on a 14-day christening trip between April 9 and April 23, 2022, from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. It will begin with a “lap of honor” in front of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg.
Guests sailing on the maiden voyage will be able to participate in excursions to destinations such as Lisbon, Portugal; Málaga and Barcelona, Spain, plus a specially curated menu by gourmet chefs Sven Marquardt, Andrea Schirmeier-Huber and Franz Schned. Chefs will also appear on stage during the trip, joined by TV chef Felicitas Then.
Reiner Meutsch, founder of the Fly & Help Foundation, which invests in educational programs around the world, will also be on board to present the show Abenteuer Weltumrundung (Adventure around the world) from April 12 to 17, 2022.
Onboard entertainment will also include performances by pianist Joja Wendt, guest artist Wayne Morris and comedian Niko Fromanek.
AIDAcosma includes a four-deck observation deck, an amusement park, a 360-degree stage, a spa, 17 restaurants, and 23 bars and cafes.
Between April and October, she will travel the Palma-Barcelona route and sail on a week-long “Treasures of the Mediterranean” itinerary, calling at Florence, Rome, Italy and Corsica, France. It will then depart from Dubai during the winter.