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The AIDAperla will be christened on Friday, June 30, 2017, in Palma de Mallorca (Spain, the German cruise line announced in a prepared statement.

AIDA is offering a so-called week-long christening cruise from June 24 to July 1, leaving from Palma de Mallorca with calls in Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence (Livorno) and Barcelona. Bookings opened for the cruise on Feb. 15.

Felix Eichhorn, President of AIDA Cruises, commented on the christening of the newest member of the fleet: "Those who know AIDA also know about our unique christening ceremonies. The skyline of Palma's old town will be the breathtaking backdrop for a spectacular show of music and light, transforming the night skies above AIDAperla into a glistening flood of color on the evening of her christening."

The christening ceremony will be streamed live on the internet and various social media channels.