AIDAperla hull art

The AIDAperla has gotten her trademark hull art - the AIDA smile - at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan, where she is under construction.

The 124,500-ton, 3,300-passenger AIDAperla will debut into Mediterranean service on Sept. 1.



The ship will be based in Palma, offering four different Mediterranean itineraries. Two deployment options will leave from Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona; sailing to Corsica, Livorno and Civitavecchia in addition to Mallorca.

The other two cruise options on the new ship will feature the same ports, but also add in an overnight in Marseille.