AIDA Cruises has entered into a training program for crew with the training ship society Grossherzogin Elisabeth e.V. – sending green crew back to basics on a tall ship.

"We have the experience that new crew and apprentices know very little about nautical basics", said Tino Hensel, director human resources management at AIDA. “The basic training onboard Lissi (short for Grossherzogin Elisabeth) will help facilitate the integration of new crew members on AIDA ships.”

The training and ship's command will be in the hands of lecturers of the Jade Hochschule Elsfleth as well as the regular crew of the tall ship.

The programs will last two to four weeks in the North Sea and the Baltic, and include training in navigation, maps, signals, sailing and meteorology as well work at the mooring station and the engine room.