AIDAvita

The Canada/New England region had more news to celebrate this week as AIDA Cruises confirmed that the AIDAvita will spend the 2018 summer in Canadian and U.S. waters. 

That is in stark contrast to this summer, when the 2002-built ship sails in Northern Europe. It is also the earliest season ever for AIDA in North America. The German line typically sails a handful of fall foliage cruises from New York. 

The ship heads from Hamburg to New York on a 17-night crossing next June, with stops in St. John's, Halifax, Bar Harbor and Boston.

After that, the ship sails 14 days from New York to Montreal, before two 14-day round-trip Montreal cruises.

Following that is a 14-day open-jaw sailing from Montreal to New York on August 3.

On August 17, the ship heads back to Europe on an 18-night crossing from Manhattan. 

The deployment news is a major coup for Canada/New England, and will help build the region as a summer destination.