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AIDAaura
-- / 5.0
2 reviews

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Passengers
1,266

Crew
418

Passenger to Crew
3.03:1

Launched
2003

Shore Excursions
473
Sails To
Baltic Sea, Africa, South America, Europe
Sails From
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AIDAaura Overview

AIDAaura entered service in 2003 as the third ship to join the AIDA fleet. Like the identical, 2002-built AIDAvita, it is an enlarged and improved version of the original Aida (now AIDAcara). As with all all AIDA ships, it was specially designed around the line's ultra-casual "club ship" concept.

Like AIDAcara and AIDAvita, the two main restaurants onboard, the Calypso Restaurant and Markt Restaurant, offer open-seating, buffet meals. The extra-tariff a la carte Rossini features waiter service and near-gourmet quality food.

The Das Theater theatre is the largest public room on the ship, while other bars and lounges include the trademark AIDA Bar -- one of the largest bars at sea -- the surprisingly elegant Hemingway Bar and the Anytime Disco.

The Body & Soul spa and Fit & Fun fitness center are some of the largest of their kind at sea, and the pool deck is designed to resemble a beach, complete with palm trees, a freeform pool, artificial "rock formations" and a volleyball/basketball court. Indoors you'll find the unique AIDA Golf putting green and golf simulator.

Cabins onboard are mostly standard insides and outsides; while of average size, the bright and cheerful furnishings make them more attractive than most mass-market cabins. There are only a few balcony cabins and suites; most passengers on this ship will be more interested in having fun in the public rooms than spending time hiding away in their private quarters.

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diba59
Sail Date: Apr 2016
Last week we made a cruise with AIDA again. This time on one of their smaller ships. The trip went from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg with 5 days at sea. It was a repositioning cruise. Despite that the ship was... Read More
AntjeG
Sail Date: Sep 2011
Background Information: I went to Canada to visit my Canadian friends. My German friend and I went on the cruise after I finished my visit to the Canadian friends. Sorry no hotel information pre- or post cruise as... Read More

AIDA Fleet

AIDAcara
1 reviews

Built in Finland in 1996 as "Aida," AIDAcara was the very first ship in the fleet of what is now Germany's largest cruise line.

AIDAcara Cruises to the Mediterranean AIDAcara Cruises to the Baltic Sea View All AIDAcara Cruises
AIDAaura

AIDAaura entered service in 2003 as the third ship to join the fleet. It is an enlarged and improved version of the original Aida (now AIDAcara).

AIDAvita

AIDAvita, like all AIDA ships, was specially designed around the line's ultra-casual "club ship" concept. The ship features a Hemingway Bar and indoor putting green.

AIDAprima

When it launched in 2015, the 3,300-passenger, 124,500 gross ton AIDAprima was the new flagship of AIDA Cruises and the largest in the line's fleet.

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