The AIDAcosma has recently completed its first year in service.
After being delivered to AIDA Cruises in December 2021, the LNG-powered ship departed on its inaugural cruise on Feb. 26, 2022.
Picking up itineraries that were initially planned for its fleet mate AIDAprima, the 5,400-guest vessel kicked off its inaugural season offering seven-night cruises in Northern and Western Europe.
Repeated through early April, the ship’s regular itinerary during the period was called “Metropolis Cruise” and featured visits to the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, England and France.
Upon completing its short deployment in the region, the AIDAcosma sailed in the Western Mediterranean during the summer before setting course to the Middle East for a winter season sailing based in Dubai.
Built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, the AIDAcosma is a sister to the 2018-built AIDAnova.
Now the biggest cruise ship in the AIDA Cruises fleet, the 183,900-ton vessel uses eco-friendly technologies to reduce its emissions and environmental impact.
Among its green features is a shore power system, as well as a set of LNG-powered engines, which, according to AIDA, allow the ship to sail using the lowest emission fossil fuel currently available in shipping industry.
The AIDAcosma also features a variety of vacation experiences for its 5,400 guests, including the Ocean Deck, a four-story sunbathing area that offers an infinity pool and panoramic views of the sea.
Another highlight is the Fun Park, an area described by AIDA as “a large indoor playground,” with ropes course, a bouldering wall and more.
The ship’s culinary offering comprises 17 restaurants and 23 bars and lounges, including new specialty venues, such as Mamma Mia, an Italian restaurant.
The AIDAcosma also brings back popular features from the AIDAnova, such as the Theatrium with its 360° stage and the spacious Body & Soul Organic Spa.