German shipping company AIDA Cruises has taken delivery of its latest addition to the fleet at a ceremony in Bremerhaven. The 337m-long and 42m-wide AIDAcosma was built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. It has 2,732 passenger cabins and is AIDA’s second newbuilding powered by LNG.
"I would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication and commitment on board, at the shipyard and from the home office. We have proven once again that we can build and deliver first-class ships despite the difficult circumstances caused by the Corona pandemic. With Meyer Turku's Costa Toscana, it is even the second ship that we as Meyer Group deliver to Carnival Corporation within less than three weeks," said managing director Jan Meyer.
Meyer Werft's order book now includes eight cruise ships for international customers until 2025, as well as an apartment ship for Ocean Residences, the construction of which is still subject to financing. "In 2022, we will deliver two more large ships, the Disney Wish and the Arvia for P&O Cruises. In the following years, it will be one large and one small newbuilding each. This is significantly less than we had planned before the outbreak of the pandemic," added managing director Thomas Weigend.
Meyer Werft hands over LNG-powered newbuilding to AIDA Cruises