The 337m-long AIDAcosma, sister ship to the 2018-built AIDAnova, has left Meyer Werft’s Hall 6 at the shipbuilder’s Papenburg yard and is now berthed at the outfitting quay. Following its relocation within the shipyard, the vessel’s mast and funnel were due to be lifted on to the ship by crane, prior to assembly.
Like its sister, the cruise vessel is powered by LNG and incorporates a range of energy-saving features. These include waste heat recovery, electric motors, LED lighting, an energy-efficiency glazing system, premium hull coatings to minimise resistance, and the use of lightweight materials.
When the interior outfitting of the ship has been completed, the AIDAcosma will navigate down the River Ems to undertake sea trials in the open sea.
The vessel is due to embark on its maiden voyage from Hamburg in the final two weeks of this year.
AIDAcosma moves from building hall to outfitting quay