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  AIDAvita (AIDA Cruises)

AIDAvita | AIDA Cruises
AIDAvita in Warnemünde
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AIDAvita | AIDA Cruises
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The AIDAvita is one of AIDA Cruises’ smaller and older ships. Built in 2002 by AKER MTW in Wismar, it was designed to give its guests a comfortable and casual travel experience. The overall ambiance of the ship is calmer than its sister vessels as the concept of the ship aims to promote wellness and vitality. Most of the vessel’s space has been given to prime sporting facilities and one of the biggest floating spas in the world. All announcements will be in the German language and the crew speaks very little English if they do at all, so it is handy to brush up on useful German phrases before travelling with this ship.

The AIDAvita travels to the Western Mediterranean, South America and the Transatlantic. Its Mediterranean cruises are scheduled in the summer, go to its Transatlantic journey in the spring, and proceed to its South American destinations in the winter. In between seasons, the AIDAvita goes back to its German homeports, particularly Hamburg.

The AIDAvita was the second ship to be introduced into the AIDA Cruises line, and similar to sister vessel, the AIDAaura. It was built in Wismar, unlike its sister vessels which were constructed in Papenburg, Germany. Like all the AIDA vessels, however, the AIDAvita carries the Italian flag. It was constructed and launched in April 2002.

There are three restaurants and five bars in the AIDAvita vessel. The Rossini restaurant is the only restaurant in the ship that offers waited service. The Calypso and the Market restaurants are buffet-style with more casual dining set-ups. The Rossini is an ala carte restaurant. All three serve both German and International cuisines, with specialties depending on the destination.

The AIDAvita is a cruise ship that’s built to promote healthy living while the travellers onboard are being transported from one exotic destination to another. There are spa facilities and fitness amenities like gyms, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a jogging trail which goes around the perimeter of one of the ship’s decks. There’s also a pool if guests wish to swim. The highlight of the ship, though, is the massive Body and Soul spa where they can not only take advantage of expert masseuse, but enjoy sauna baths, facials and a lot more. There is also a sun deck on the cruise ship for passengers who would like to tan themselves. There is also a two-deck glass-domed theatre.

There are a total of 633 cabins in the AIDAvita and they’re categorized into 10 layout types. You can choose from bigger suites, though, with bigger floor areas and better amenities, or balcony cabins which give you a better view of the sea. The outer cabins without balconies are often smaller than the interior cabins without view. The premium suites with private sun decks are about twice the size of the normal cabins. There are also cabins in the ship which are especially designed for passengers with disabilities. One is a corner cabin and the other, an outside cabin. All cabins and suites have air conditioning.

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Ship Summary
Operator:AIDA Cruises
Built by:Aker, MTW, Wismar
Date Completed:2002
Gross Tonnage:42289
Length:202.84 m
Width:28.09 m