2198 Passengers (2500 with upper beds)
About AIDA Cruises
The AIDA fleet has been sailing the world's oceans since 1996 and has been very successful on the German cruise market with a casual and informal concept. There is no fixed table order and you are welcome to leave your formal attire at home. AIDA Cruises convinces with a variety of buffets, a good sports program and varied entertainment. The age structure on board is mixed and depends on the destination. Young couples and families in particular quickly find a connection here. AIDA Cruises is very popular with cruise newcomers, but many guests who have once traveled on an AIDA ship also return again and again enthusiastically. German is spoken almost exclusively on board. By October 2023, all ships in the fleet will be equipped with SpaceX's innovative Starlink broadband service.
AIDAblu started its first cruise in 2010, was built in the Meyer Shipyard in Germany and was modernized in 2017 in Marseille, France. During the stay in the drydock the shops got a new design, fitness equipment was exchanged and the new Eisbar by Langnese Happiness Station was opened. Maximum 2,500 passengers discover 15 decks of the ship.
- Ship class: Sphinx class
- Inaugural cruise: 2010
- Home port: Genoa
- Length: 253 metres
- Tonnage: 71,304 GT
- Speed: 22 knots
- Decks: 15
- Passenger: 2,198
- Crew: 607
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro
- Internet: There is an internet café and wi-fi available for an extra fee.
An adjustable air condition, a TV, a telephone, a safe, bathrobes and life jackets for an emergency belong to the basic equipment of all staterooms and suites. In the balcony staterooms there is a hammock in addition. There are 14 different categories in total. All staterooms are furnished comfortably and in cheerful colours. According to the short distance to the Body & Soul Spa the Panorama Balcony staterooms are very popular. Besides, there are eleven wheelchair accessible staterooms in the categories IB, MA and MB.
Atmosphere on board
Aboard guests of all ages feel comfortable and appreciate the informal and relaxed atmosphere. Due to the ship's size the atmosphere is very familiar and personal. There are activities with different topics offered and one will always find a calm place as well.
The three main buffet restaurants Bella Donna Restaurant, the Asian East Restaurant and the well-known Markt Restaurant are opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of the restaurants have a terrace as well. Reservations for the à la carte restaurants Buffalo Steak House, Gourmet Restaurant Rossini and Sushi Bar are recommended. A culinary highlight for many guests is the Brauhaus. The Bavarian dishes are included in the cruise price. You can try the fresh-brewed beer for an extra charge. Small snacks and tasty pizza is available until midnight in the California Grill. At the different bars one can use the beverage package, enjoy cocktails and meet fellow travellers.
Entertainment, sports & relaxation
There are great programs including workshops and excursions for the children and teenagers. At the daytime art auctions, presentations and sport events take place. In the evenings shows with singers, dancers, acrobats and actors are presented in the Theatrium. In addition there are readings, live music and theme parties at the pool deck or in the Anytime Bar. You should not miss the chance to take part in the classic games like shuffleboard and bingo. Body & Soul Sport includes an outdoor sports area, fitness equipments and up to 30 sports classes per week. Many of the classes are free of cost. For a perfect day of relaxation one can visit the Wellness Oase and book a spa treatment in the Body & Soul Spa.
Families, couples as well as solo travellers are thrilled by the atmosphere and entertainment program aboard. In the buffet restaurants or during one of the activities of the daily programme guests get to know other AIDA Cruises fans quickly.
Our rating of the AIDAblu:
|Comfort and luxury|
|Sports and fitness|
|Spa and wellness|
Our customers say:
|Overall rating of ship|
More Feedback from our customers about this ship (click for details)
- Cusine was very good and only that was pozitive surprise me. If we compare entertaintment with MSC, on Aida is very very bad. My children dont wont go again because the dont have fun. All is on German language, but for me is ok, but for other people was problem if is only one language on the ship....