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Construction Begins For AIDA Helios Class Ship

Today marked the start of the construction of Aida’s largest cruise ship at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.

Part of the new Helios class, the as of yet un-named 180,000grt ship will join the Aida fleet in late 2018 and will undertake 7 night cruises to the Canary Islands  from Gran Canaria in December 2018 with calls to Madiera, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

The new ship will join the fleet in 2018 with a sister ship to follow in 2021. Image: Aida
The new ship will join the fleet in 2018 with a sister ship to follow in 2021. Image: Aida

Described by Aida President Felix Eichhorn in Touristik-acktuelle  as “completely new worlds of experience” and “an extraordinary variety of individual holiday possibilities” the new ship is going to offer the German market a new, fresh direction and ‘impetus’.

The new ship will offer guests accomodation spread over 2500 cabins which will be split into 19 categories including penthouse suites, single-person cabins and family cabins. There will also be a great choice of venues to eat and drink with a total of 15 restaurants and 23 bars.

Destined to become the future flagship of the fleet, the new Aida ship will compliment that of the smaller 125,000grt AIDAprima and AIDAperla and the other ships in the ever expanding Aida fleet.

The new ship will also be joined by a sister in the Spring of 2021.



Nearly 30 year old who has had an interest in cruising since 8 years old. Since then I have cruised on over 43 cruises sailing around the world visiting places such as the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, Europe and many other places. Have also worked in the cruise industry with Carnival UK, Celebrity Cruises and Planet Cruise.

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