Meyer Werft has laid the keel of AIDA Cruises’ second 183,900 gross tonne cruise ship, AIDAcosma.
The first building-block was lowered into the dry dock at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany on 15 October 2019.
AIDAcosma is expected to be delivered in 2021. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ship will have 2,600 staterooms and 20 decks and will offer cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Sea, home-porting from Kiel, Germany.
Felix Eichhorn, President, AIDA Cruises, said: "With AIDAcosma we are consistently continuing our sustainable growth. The keel-laying of our second LNG-powered cruise ship here in Rostock is also an expression of our company’s economic and innovative power in Rostock and throughout northern Germany. AIDA stands for some 8,200 direct and indirect jobs with our suppliers here in the north. With our investments in the development and use of sustainable technologies, we are providing key momentum for research and science clusters throughout Germany.”