New club ship to visit Cayman

Cayman will be visited by a new
cruise ship this season.
The Aida Luna is billed as a club ship and caters primarily to a
German-speaking market.

“AIDA ships incorporate the
successful elements of upmarket clubs and resorts in the premium and four-star
range, with a host of on-board amenities and facilities that attract younger,
more active vacationers,” said Nicole Lerrahn, Corporate Communications.

“All club ships epitomise young,
active freedom on board; for the liberty to simply let yourself drift, to
travel unfettered, to live and to enjoy, without stress in a casual, stylish
atmosphere of wellness.”

 

Calling Cayman

Aida Luna will first call at Grand
Cayman on Saturday, 13 November as part of a 14-day cruise that also calls at
Montego Bay, Cozumel, Belize, Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic, Antigua,
Sint Maarten, Tortola and finally La Romana, also in Dominican Republic.
Thereafter, the ship will arrive at Cayman on Saturday, 27 November and
Saturday, 11 December.

Aida Luna is a 2,100-capacity
vessel that is being deployed to the Caribbean. She has previously cruised in
the Baltic Sea and the Canary Islands. On her way to the Caribbean, the Luna
will sail down the east coast of the United States, with a cruise calling at
New York.

The Sphinx-class vessel is a new
build ship, which had her maiden voyage in March 2009. The 827 foot-long ship
has a beam of 105 foot, a draught of 24 feet and a gross tonnage of 69,203
tons. There are 607 crew on board the ship, which has 1,025 staterooms, 666 of
which have an exterior view. There are also seven restaurants, 11 bars and a
three-level complex called the Theatrium, which includes a theatre and what the
company describes as a ‘4D Cinema’.

Aida Cruises is one of 11 brands
owned and operated by the Carnival Group. In 2009, Aida cruises carried 414,000
guests on its seven ships.