29 December 2013

AIDAmar in Helsinki, 26 June 2013


IMO 9490052
Built 2012, Meyer Werft Papenburg, Germany
Tonnage 71 304 GT
Length 253,33 m
Width 32,20 m
Draugth 7,30 m
2 192 passengers (double occupancy)
2 500 berths
4 MaK diesels, combined 36 000 kW
2 azipods
2 bow thrusters
2 stern thrusters
Speed 19,5 knots

The AIDAmar is the second-to last ship in Aida Cruises (too) extensive Sphinx-class that started with the AIDAdiva back in 2007 and ended this year with the AIDAstella, with five other ships between them. Not much to say about the AIDAmar that wouldn't have been covered in the technical details above. She was ordered in December 2007, her keel was laid in October 2008 and she was delivered to her owners in May 2012.

The photographs below show the AIDAmar departing Helsinki West Harbour in the afternoon of 26 June 2013, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

It's nice to look at these photos today, at the opposite end of the year then it's dark, gloomy and the sun is barely seen.
The (un?)expected return of The Photogenic Tree.
Not a big fan of the Sphinx class in terms of exterior, though I hear the interiors are very nice.
Artsy foreground rocks.
Next time: If we continue in chronological order, the next time will feature more AIDA-ing with the AIDAbella.

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