AIDAnova, the first LNG powered cruise ship in the world, will leave the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and be transferred to Eemshaven in the Netherlands on 8 October., with the ship dye to reach the Dutch port on the following morning, AIDA Cruises said in a statement.
The same platform will be shared by Costa Crociere, P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, all parts of carnival Corporation & plc. The ships are to be built at the Meyer shipyards in Papenburg, Germany and Turku, Finland.
On Monday at around 07:00 am, it is time to "cast off". At 8:00 am, AIDAnova passes the dock gate in Papenburg. At about 2:30 pm, AIDAnova passes the Friesen-bridge near Weener followed by the Jann-Berghaus-bridge in Leer at around 7:00 pm. After the passage of the Ems barrier Gandersum around 1:00 am, the ship is expected to arrive in Emden at 02:30 am and moor in Eemshaven at 09:00 am.
For the numerous visitors who want to watch the spectacular crossing from the dikes along the Ems, AIDA Cruises distributes pretzels, croissants, coffee and tea at the Meyer shipyard, at the Friesen-bridge and at the Jann-Berghaus-bridge.
All information on the schedule are subject to the wind and weather conditions and the water levels and thus without guarantee. Time shifts are possible at short notice.
In its debut season, AIDAnova will be traveling to the Canary islands and Madeira from mid-December 2018 on seven-day cruises.