Emma Schweiger

Young actress Emma Schweiger will christen AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, on May 7, 2016. AIDA confirmed the news at ITM Berlin when Emma Schweiger greeted all guests via video message that is also posted at www.aida.de/neuegeneration. The 13-year-old already has had roles in hit movies such as Rabbit Without Ears ("Keinohrhasen"), Rabbit Without Ears 2 ("Zweiohrküken"), "Kokowääh" and Head Full of Honey ("Honig im Kopf").

"Emma is perfect for the role of AIDAprima godmother. She is an unparalleled embodiment of the young, fresh, unconventional attitude towards life that the AIDA brand stands for. With her naturalness and zest for life, she is a delight to many people in Germany, regardless of their age," said Felix Eichhorn President AIDA Cruises.

"I am so happy to have the chance to be godmother of this super cool ship. I think that no matter your age, everybody should be able to do what they think is most fun especially on vacation - without stress and obligations. And that is exactly what I can do on AIDAprima," added godmother Emma Schweiger.

AIDAprima will be entering the Hamburg port accompanied by sister ship AIDAaura in the early morning hours on May 7, 2016.

At about 8 p.m., AIDAprima will leave the Steinwerder Cruise Center for the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, where it will heave to before joining AIDAaura in front of the Harbor Piers (Landungsbrücken) for the christening ceremony.

At exactly 10 p.m. a stunning light show on board AIDAprima will usher in the christening ceremony. Emma Schweiger accompanied by Captain Detlef Harms will christen AIDAprima at about 10:15 p.m. The subsequent AIDA fireworks display will turn the night sky over the Elbe into a glittering sea of color.