Above image of the AIDAperla, the twelfth ship in AIDA Cruises’ fleet, which has undergone a paint job at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan.
Following the completion of the works on the 300-meter long hull of AIDAperla, the newbuilding vessel has now received the mouth and the eyes, the symbols gracing AIDA Cruises’ fleet.
The bow design of the AIDAperla is 261 meters long, according to AIDA Cruises.
Finishing touches to the new ship will follow in the spring of 2017, the company said.
Once completed, the new cruise ship will be able to accommodate 3,300 passengers and 900 crew members.
The AIDAperla is expected to start voyages from September 1, 2017, sailing on four different routes in the Mediterranean Sea.
Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona will be the first and the last ports of call for seven-day voyages.
Apart from Mallorca and Barcelona, the AIDAperla will also visit Corsica, Florence/Livorno and Rome/Civitavecchia.
Image Courtesy: AIDA Cruises