The AIDAauda will sail in Southern Europe in 2017, the German brand confirmed today. The ship will sail round-trip from Palma de Mallorca.

These new seven-day cruises are part of the AIDA Selection program that guests will be able to experience for the first time in 2017, exclusively onboard AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita.

Ports include Portoferraio on the island of Elba, Sète near Montpellier in the south of France, and Palamos on the Spanish Costa Brava. Other highlights include fascinating islands such as Corsica, Minorca, Ibiza, Sardinia or Sicily.

AIDAaura will be staying overnight in Rome (Civitavecchia), Barcelona and Florence (La Spezia).

Two other new options are a six-day AIDA Selection cruise in the Western Mediterranean, and a 13-day transcruise "From Majorca to Crete 2" during tthe fall.