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AIDA Cruises will open bookings on Friday for its second-ever world cruise as the AIDAaura offers the sailing in autumn of 2018. This comes on the back of AIDAcara's sailing this fall.

On October 8, 2018, the AIDAaura will sail from Hamburg for 117 days, visiting 41 ports in 20 countries on four continents. Many of the destinations will be visited for the first time in AIDA's history. These include South Africa, Namibia, Melbourne, Tasmania and the South Seas archipelago of Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia, the company said. 

From Hamburg, AIDAaura will set a course for South America. The cruise continues on to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa and Fiji French Polynesia. Sydney, Tasmania, Perth (Australia), Madagascar, South Africa and Namibia.

The ship will spend New Years 2019 in Mauritius. Pricing for the full sailing starts at 12,995 euro per person.