AIDA Cruises took delivery of AIDAperla in Nagasaki, Japan. AIDAperla will set sail for the Mediterranean in the coming days and will be christened by model and presenter Lena Gercke on June 30, 2017, in Palma de Mallorca.
Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises: "With the successful commissioning of AIDAprima in May 2016, we have inspired many guests for a cruise vacation. For the first time, more than 2 million Germans have decided to go cruising. With the sister ship AIDAperla we will be injecting further important growth momentum into the German vacation market. Today, with our 12 ships sailing on 130 different routes to more than 250 ports worldwide, we offer the greatest vacation diversity and we will inspire even more holidaymakers for one of the most beautiful ways of traveling".
Starting from June 1, 2017, before the official launch of the christening cruise on June 24, 2017, there will be the opportunity to familiarize with the youngest fleet member on a number of introductory cruises. The fife-day welcome cruise from June 1, to June 6, 2017, from Palma de Mallorca, leads to Marseille, Barcelona und Valencia. Prices for this cruise start at 549 euros per person in an interior stateroom (AIDA PREMIUM rate incl. 50-euro Early Saver discount).
From July 1, 2017, AIDAperla will be traveling in the Western Mediterranean. Palma de Mallorca – the capital of the Germans' favorite island – and Barcelona will be the start and end ports for the seven-day "Pearls of the Mediterranean" cruises which include destinations such as Rome (Civitavecchia), Corsica, and Florence (Livorno).
From March 2018 the Hanseatic City of Hamburg will be the home port of multiple seven-day round trips for AIDAperla to the most beautiful metropolises in Western Europe, such as London (Southampton), Paris (Le Havre), Brussels (Zeebrugge) and Rotterdam.
AIDAperla's additional cruises can be booked as of now at travel agencies, at the AIDA Customer Center at +49 (0)381/202 707 07 or at www.aida.de.