AIDAprima, the 11th ship for the German cruise line, will be christened in Hamburg (Germany) on May 7, 2016 as the glorious climax of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary. AIDA is the main sponsor of the port's celebration.

The ship will start cruise service from Hamburg on April 30.

"With AIDAprima, we are opening a new chapter in the history of the cruise industry. This ship is the first of a new generation whose product innovations and environmental friendliness will in turn set new benchmarks for the future. With AIDAprima and the next three new ships to be built, we will continue to provide the German cruise market with a further momentum for growth," said Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises. "With more than 70 calls this year we are by far the most important cruise partner of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Hamburg and AIDA - they belong together! Not only on the water, but also on shore."

On May 7, the AIDAprima and AIDAaura will arrive together in the port of Hamburg. AIDAaura will call at the Cruise Center Altona. AIDAprima will moor at the new Cruise Center Steinwerder. 

AIDA Cruises will offer an hourly free-of-charge shuttle with barges between Inner Harbor South (pontoons near Baumwall) and Steinwerder for interested visitors.

The ship will be christened on Saturday night with a firework display.