18 January 2014

AIDAbella in Helsinki, 28 June 2013


IMO 9362542
Built 2008, Meyer Werft Papenburg, Germany
Tonnage 69 203 GT
Length 251,89 m
Width 32,20 m
Draugth 7,20 m
2 500 passengers
4 MaK diesels, combined 36 000 kW
2 azipods
2 bow thrusters
2 stern thusters
Service speed 19,5 knots
Maximum speed 21,8 knots

Not much to say about the AIDAbella. She was completed as the second ship of AIDA Cruises' Sphinx class of newbuildings, and as such lacks the additional structures above the bridge introduced in the latter ships of the series (such as the AIDAmar featured in the previous entry).

The photographs below show the AIDAbella departing from Helsinki West Harbour in the afternoon of 28 June 2013, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

Today's foreground theme: The Japanese Rose (Rosa rugosa).
Now with a sprinkling of added Rowan.
Next time: Probably the Vision of the Seas.

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