AIDAperla is a large cruise ship geared toward the German-speaking market. Her sister ship is AIDAprima.
The ship was built in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. It was laid down in late 2013 and completed in June 2017.
AIDAperla is a technologically advanced ship. Not only does she have azipod propulsion but she is equipped with an air lubrication system that injects air bubbles into the water beneath the hull. This reduces friction as the ship moves through the water, which leads to greater fuel efficiency. AIDAperla is also equipped so as to be able to use liquidfied natural gas as well as diesel fuel.
Her straight bow is reminiscent of ships built in the early 20th century. However, the design should increase speed and improve stability.
AIDAperla carries forward the cruising philosophy of her predecessors. The style is casual, youthful and family-friendly.
Among AIDAperla's features is the Beach Club, which is two decks high and is covered by a transparent membrane. Guests can relax in a tropical atmosphere by day and watch video and laser shows at night. AIDAperla also has an outdoor lanai (promenade) with al fresco eateries. A glass skywalk lets guests stroll 45 meters above the sea.
There are 14 cafes and bars including the Bauhaus microbrewery.
TONNAGE: 124,500 gross tons
LENGTH: 300 meters, 984 ft.
BEAM: 37.6 meters, 123.3 ft.
DRAFT: 8.25 meters, 27.1 ft.
SPEED: 22 knots
POWER PLANT: Diesel electric
PROPULSION: Two azipods
LINE: Aida Cruises
BUILDER: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan)
CAPACITY: 3,286 (double occupancy)
ENTERED SERVICE: 2017
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