AIDA Cruise Lines
By Michelle - September 25, 2008
AIDA Cruise Lines is Germany’s number one cruise line. This premium cruise line carries more passengers than any other cruise line in the country. AIDA Cruise Lines is home to the majestic AIDAaura — the German ship at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. AIDA Cruise Lines is also Supermodel Heidi Klum’s favorite cruise line!
AIDA Cruise Lines has been existence since around 1994 and the line carried its one-millionth passenger on August 25, 2006. Another major point in AIDA Cruise Lines career was the day it achieved a special certification. On August 8, 2006, AIDA Cruise Lines became “GLC Social Responsibility” certified – a significant status symbol in Germany.
Targeted towards the German market, AIDA prides itself on fun and freedom. The line welcomes and caters to all travelers ranging from the young or “young at heart” and the adventurous traveler that travels alone to couples and families.
AIDA Cruise Lines has five vessels in its fleet. These include: AIDAcara, AIDAavita, AIDAaura, AIDAbella, and AIDAdiva. The line plans to expand its fleet by 2012. The new ships, five total, have already been ordered from the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg. The new ships will be built from 2008-2012. AIDA Cruise Lines fleet travels throughout Germany and around the world. Destinations include but are not limited to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, the North and Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, Central America, North America, Asia, and Dubai. Stops in places such as Montreal, New York, Hamburg, and Istanbul are just a few of the exciting destinations listed on dozens of AIDA Cruise Lines itineraries.
AIDA Cruise Lines features a wide variety of all-inclusive travel packages and excursions. One of the most popular “AIDA-inclusive” trips is the Ajaccio package. This all-inclusive Mediterranean package includes air transportation, transfer costs, all meals on board, unlimited use AIDAdiva’s saunas, and fitness centers, as well as all shows and evening events, and childcare at the AIDA Kids Club. Excursions run the gamut from mountain bike tours and scuba diving to guided tours or cultural experiences.
AIDA Cruise Lines has a combination of more than 10,000 tourist partners and staff members operating nationwide. AIDA Cruise Lines staff members, corporate employees, crewmembers, etc., hail from 25 countries around the world. Potential passengers can book travel, excursions, and more online or through a number of travel partners.
AIDA Cruise Lines is headquartered in Rostock, Germany. The management team consists of Michael Thamm, President of AIDA Cruises; Paul Soulsby, CFO/Senior Vice President Finance & Controlling; and Michael Ungerer, Senior Vice President of Operations. To book an AIDA cruise you can visit the official website at www.aida.de. The site is in German, of course, but you can select translate this page if necessary. You can also contact your local cruise travel agent for the best discounts and deals on AIDA Cruises or one of several booking search engines such as Kayak.com, Orbitz.com, VacationsToGo.com or Expedia.com.
AIDA Cruise Lines Contact Information:
Am Strande 3 d On beaches 3 d
18055 Rostock 18055 Rostock
Tel: +49 (0) 1803/18 22 22 00 Tel: +49 (0) 1803/18 22 22 00
Fax: +49 (0) 1803/18 22 22 99 Fax: +49 (0) 1803/18 22 22 99
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