Meyer Werft delivered the 69,200-gt cruise ship “AIDAdiva” to the Owner AIDA Cruises in the German port of Emden.

The AIDAdiva is the first ship out of a series of four the Papenburg shipyard is building for AIDA Cruises. On this ship specialized designs for German passengers, comfortable interiors are combined with state-of-the-art technical outfitting.

Along with its new design, the luxury liner 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 to the Owner, the “AIDAdiva” will leave the port of Emden for Hamburg, where she will be named on 20 April 2007 by Maria Galleski who won a special casting that was held in Hamburg. The naming ceremony will be the highlight of an impressive light show in the port of Hamburg.

AIDAdiva’s first cruise will be to Palma de Mallorca, starting from Hamburg on 30 April 2007.