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Cruise Ship Information
Overview
AIDAaura entered service in 2003 as the third ship to join the AIDA fleet. Like the identical, 2002-built AIDAvita, it is an enlarged and improved version of the original Aida (now AIDAcara). As with all all AIDA ships, it was specially designed around the line's ultra-casual "club ship" concept. The AIDAaura goes to different places in North America and the Caribbean, summer time cruises in the Mediterranean,  Malta, Turkey, Crete, Italy, Spain, Russia, Northern Europe, the Arabian Gulf and around the Canary Islands travel time: from 7 to 15 days.

Atmosphere on board  
Stylish like her sisters, in their own way
Identical to her sister ship AIDAvita also takes AIDAaura course for fantastic holiday prospects. For all the great ideas that already provide to AIDAcara and AIDAvita enthusiasm and have found countless friends, also waiting for AIDAaura of a very special ambience to be discovered. The market restaurant, the gourmet restaurant Rossini and the Calypso restaurant with the incomparable atmosphere dining deck under umbrellas with the view of the vastness of the oceans leave any food on board a pleasurable experience.
 
Food & Dining  
A guarantee for unforgettable moments is a sundowner in the sail spanned Anytime bar before you celebrate hot rhythms in the open air a wonderful party. Come aboard and let yourself to your heart's inspiration. AIDAaura welcomes you in a distinctive style and with a touch of home. Like AIDAcara and AIDAvita, the two main restaurants onboard, the Calypso Restaurant and Markt Restaurant, offer open-seating, buffet meals. The extra-tariff a la carte Rossini features waiter service and near-gourmet quality food. Unlike on most other big ships, passengers on board AIDA’s ships are offered free wine and beer for lunch and dinner in the three buffet restaurants
The Das Theater theatre is the largest public room on the ship, while other bars and lounges include the trademark AIDA Bar -- one of the largest bars at sea -- the surprisingly elegant Hemingway Bar and the Anytime Disco.
 
Family with Kids/Teens  
The latest AIDA aboard, guests receive a high-quality service, which leaves no wish unfulfilled and is oriented to the needs of the children educationally and in terms of content. The AIDA kids crew is a team of qualified babysitter, which knows how to involve children in an age-oriented program in which they experience also a social interaction as well as playful, creative and sporting elements. The AIDA kids crew wants with their program objectives:
 
Facilitate child arriving aboard their ship of AIDA & Getting to know the other children of the vessel
Movement
Fun
Creativity
Security
Recognition
For teenagers at the AIDA Abraham Club:
 
The kids club is all children as young as three years available. The AIDA childcare is open on all trips. Even a separate indoor and outdoor area with its own children's pool (except AIDAcara) available is the children. Throughout the year, the kids club with at least two employees of the kids crew is busy, during the holiday period the team is reinforced crew for teenagers from 12 years teens of other employees and of AIDA. The childcare is offered daily also all day, for 6 to 7 hours after prior registration for the following age groups and even teens will get their money, for the teenagers, there are even own trips - without parents (some AIDA teens excursion programmes of past AIDA cruises can be found here  
 
A conscious mixture of various elements, the experience-oriented line of programs, child care ship combined with the experience of space make the cruise vacation on AIDA to something special for children. AIDA offers particularly attractive travel offers families with children. Until 2 years children can generally travel free of charge with their parents. When booking an extra bed (3rd or 4th bed in the cabin), children and young people pay only the children written in the price list or Youth Award. In the season S and A children travel for free. When booking an extra cabin, children from 2 to 15 years receive a discount of 35% on the catalogue price. The price concept for young people should be probably unique in the cruise industry: young people aged between 16 and 24 years receive a discount of 25% on the catalogue price of the cruise.
 
Families with children need space - how much decide for yourself: Families can choose to AIDA cruises between 3 - and 4-bed cabins as well as spacious junior suites and suites.

The rooms with connecting doors are available on board all AIDA Club ships available are particularly family-friendly. On the newer AIDA, even quadruple balcony cabins, with a sofa bed and a Pullman for the children are vessels (AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, AIDAblu, AIDAsol and AIDAmar, as well as the new AIDAstella spring 2013) for families. This balcony cabins are located on deck 5 in the immediate vicinity of the kid's Club. Of course all balcony doors have childrensicherungen.
 Baby cots are possible from a cabin size of 16, 5 square meters and be provided on demand free of charge (for children under 2 years required).
 
Past Passenger Programs
AIDA Cruises does not currently have a past passenger program in place. This is subject to change, so check back with us every now and then
 
Fitness And Spa 
The Body & Soul spa and Fit & Fun fitness center are some of the largest of their kind at sea, and the pool deck is designed to resemble a beach, complete with palm trees, a freeform pool, artificial "rock formations" and a volleyball/basketball court. Indoors you'll find the unique AIDA Golf putting green and golf simulator.
 
Entertainment
Entertainment facilities: The Das Theater - the largest public room, the AIDA Bar - quite big for the needs of the passengers, the luxurious Hemingway Bar and the Anytime Disco
 
Tipping
Tipping / Gratuities included in the fare.BarIncluded in the fare.SpaIncluded in the fare. Extra fees apply for store purchases, spa treatments, and dining at the Rossini. Most other charges are covered under the cruise fare.


Saterooms
Cabins onboard are mostly standard insides and outsides; while of average size, the bright and cheerful furnishings make them more attractive than most mass-market cabins. There are only a few balcony cabins and suites; most passengers on this ship will be more interested in having fun in the public rooms than spending time hiding away in their private quarters. 
 
Our recommendation
AIDA has the right vessel for you if you enjoy an easy going atmosphere with open dining times, no formal dress code and prefer rather young and active fellow passengers. The contemporary fleet of ships generally appeals to a younger clientele consisting of singles, couples & families.