AIDA Cruises embarks on largest fleet modernization program

Germany’s cruise line AIDA Cruises has launched AIDA Evolution, the largest fleet modernization program in its fleet.

The first phase of the program will be a major overhaul of the Sphinx ships AIDAdiva, AIDAbella and AIDAluna in 2025 and 2026. The focus will be on a new interior design of the ships, whilst technical equipment and systems will be updated.

All staterooms will be completely re-decorated and the number of suites will be increased. For the first time in this class of ships, exclusive areas and services will be created. Suite guests, for example, will benefit from them.

In terms of culinary delights, guests can look forward to an even greater variety of restaurants, selected signature bars and enhanced services. Especially for families with children, new activity areas will be introduced.

Felix Eichhorn, president of AIDA Cruises, says: “The ships of the Sphinx series have written cruise history with their innovative space concept and colourful design. The AIDA Evolution program will further develop these fantastic ships.”

As part of its decarbonization strategy, AIDA Cruises has been investing in a sustainable cruise market for many years and is putting innovative solutions into practice.

As early as 2004, when the first Sphinx-class ship was ordered, the company considered the use of shore power in ports to reduce local emissions.

In recent years, AIDA Cruises has not only invested billions of euros in propulsion and environmental technology for its new ships, but has also continuously implemented a wide range of efficiency measures in ship operation and retrofitted new technologies on the ships of its existing fleet.

As part of the upcoming shipyard overhauls, further investments are planned, including measures to reduce fuel consumption, increase energy efficiency and conserve resources.

As part of Carnival Corporation & plc’s family of cruise brands, the company has set a goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 20 percent by 2026 compared to 2019.

The ships in the Sphinx series were commissioned between 2007 and 2013. AIDAdiva will be the first ship to be modernized during her six-week dry dock overhaul in spring 2025. AIDAbella and AIDAluna will follow in fall 2025 and spring 2026, respectively.