The AIDAnova

1 June 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month

at Meyer Werft © Dickelbers/cc-by-sa-4.0

at Meyer Werft © Dickelbers/cc-by-sa-4.0

AIDAnova is a cruise ship built by Meyer Werft GmbH in Papenburg, Germany under contract from Carnival Corporation for AIDA Cruises. The first of the new Excellence-class ships, she was launched on 21 August 2018 and delivered on 12 December 2018. She has two sister ships scheduled for delivery in 2021 and 2023.   read more…

The AIDAprima

1 August 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month

AIDAprima in Rotterdam © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0

AIDAprima in Rotterdam © flickr.com – kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0

AIDAprima is the flagship of AIDA Cruises, built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding at their shipyard in Nagasaki in Japan. The cruise ship entered service on April 25, 2016. The ship was christened on 7 May 2016 in Hamburg in Germany as part of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary (Hafengeburtstag). Like the other AIDA ships she sails under the Italian flag. For the cruise operations Costa Crociere in Genoa is responsible. The ship, which is specially designed for the German market corporate brand AIDA Cruises, start year-round from the Hamburg Cruise Terminal Steinwerder to weeklong cruises in Western Europe.   read more…

The AIDAmar

22 February 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Cruise Ships

AIDAmar in Geirangerfjord, Norway © Drdoht/cc-by-sa-3.0

AIDAmar in Geirangerfjord, Norway © Drdoht/cc-by-sa-3.0

AIDAmar is a Sphinx class cruise ship, built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for AIDA Cruises. She is the sixth Sphinx series ship, preceded by sisters AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, AIDAblu and AIDAsol. AIDAmar was delivered on 12, May 2012 during the 823rd Harbour Birthday Hamburg. Her home port is Genova.   read more…

The Meyer Werft

12 August 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Cruise Ships

Disney Dream - Meyer Werft, Papenburg © Patrick Martini - www.schiffgiganten.de

Disney Dream – Meyer Werft, Papenburg © Patrick Martini – www.schiffgiganten.de

The Meyer Werft is one of the remaining large German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg. Since 1997, it has been part of the Meyer Neptun Group together with Neptun Werft in Rostock. Founded in 1795 as a wharf for the construction of wooden ships, Josef Lambert Meyer started the construction of iron ships in 1874. Until 1920 there were more than 20 dockyards in the Papenburg area. Today, Meyer Werft is the only remaining shipyard in Papenburg. For more than six generations, it has been a privately held and family-owned company. It gained international recognition through the construction of roll on/roll off ferries, passenger ferries, gasoline tankers, container ships, livestock ferries and most recently luxury cruise ships. Meyer is one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world with 2300 employees, and home to the by far largest roofed dry docks in the world. The first covered dock was inaugurated in 1987 and was 370 meters long, 101,5 meters wide and 60 meters high. In 1990/91 the dock was extended by an additional 100 meters. In 2000, a second covered dock was built, which is announced to be extended to a full length of 504 meters, a width of 125 meters and height of 75 meters in order to compete with Asian shipyards. Meyer Werft will as a result of this be able to build 3 cruise ships a year.   read more…

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