On 14 April 2008 MEYER WERFT delivered the 69,200-gt cruise ship “AIDAbella” to the Owner AIDA Cruises in the German port of Emden.The AIDAbella is the second ship out of a series of six the Papenburg shipyard is building for AIDA Cruises. On this ship luxury interiors are combined with state-of-the-art technical outfitting.  Along with its new design, the new club ship offers the passengers numerous specialities and a great deal of convenience: Some 65 per cent of the cabins are outside cabins, most of them having their own balconies.

Both safety and entertainment meet the latest technical standards ensured by the diesel-electric propulsion system, interactive communication systems and sophisticated stage technology.

Upon delivery the AIDAbella will leave the port of Emden in Lower Saxony for Hamburg on 14 April around 4.00 pm. She will call at the port of Kiel on 17 April, and will be named in the port of Rostock/Warnemünde by her godmother Eva Padberg.

AIDAbella will start out on her first cruise from Rostock to Bergen on 24 April.