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AIDA Cruises has announced the 1,270-guest AIDAvita will not resume service. 

The company did not release further details, but the 2002-built ship should make a modern acquisition for another company, and would represent one of the newest cruise ships to exit a modern brand.

"Guests who have already booked a voyage with AIDAvita will be contacted and informed about their new travel choices or rebooking options," AIDA said, in a press release, as the ship was expected to sail in the Baltic this summer.

"For example, AIDAbella will take over AIDAvita's Great Winter Break routes. The voyages will take 43 and 44 days, respectively, from Hamburg to the Caribbean and back. In 21 or 26 days, guests can sail to the Canary Islands and back to Hamburg. The three cruises "Autumnal Northern Lights" from/to Hamburg will also be taken over by AIDAbella. Guests of AIDAvita can, of course, also choose another cruise from the diverse AIDA program until winter 2023/24. "

 

source https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/27678-another-carnival-corp-ship-sold-aidavita-to-leave-fleet.html?fbclid=IwAR18hQtaIPdTIzzylU32GfcOo-xM-c5Z_9sv5GD6c6ZpM-WxEDvyQcIVcT4

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Interesting - especially given she's only 20 years old.  With that, I wouldn't be surprised if the AIDAaura is sold as well since they are both V Class ships.  Doesn't make sense operationally to have single class ships in a fleet.

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2 hours ago, CretaMed88 said:

Probably she will be sold too. But who the lucky buyers is 🙂

Not claiming personal knowledge or expertise, but on another board, one poster mentions this class is fitted for shorter length casual style cruising, buffets, fewer crew quarters. Good for Margaritaville At Sea and Celestyal style of cruises. Celestyal has two 40+ year old ships and a recent news article mentions they're in the market for replacements.

 

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On 6/14/2022 at 8:05 PM, Beezo said:

Interesting - especially given she's only 20 years old. 

 

Only 20 years old, but practically no balcony cabins, only one suite, only one small speciality restaurant..

So almost nothing to create additional revenue.

Also very outfashioned tecnical standard(very high pollution of the environment) and due to this quite a lot interesting an uncommon sailing areas not available any more(due to higher environmental requirements)

 

I think it was simply not possible to operate this ship economically anymore.

Especially as AIDA seems to concentrate on families and more fun on their newer ships.

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In Piraeus Port Authority cruise program since some time in June 2022 , AIDAvita makes a 3day-4day program. Shipping Agent is the same with Selectum Blu Cruises ,but as days are +/- 1 hrs near the Blue Sapphire or Gemini (of Miray) arrivals and departures. 2nd ship for Selectum or any charter by etstur?

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Finally renamed Avitak (from Aidavita + one K ) . Beta Marine Ltd is the owner , a new Marshall Islands company but the manager (as per class) is Sealife Denizcilik , a turkish company managing various ships . The only connection they had with cruise ships was Odin (ex Black Watch).This for sure does not mean Aidavita will go for scrap,but I just noticed it.

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