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Cruise Ship Information
AIDAvita is the second ship in AIDA Cruises' fleet. AIDAvita was built in 2002 by the German shipyard Aker MTW in Wismar. She is identical to AIDAaura. The maiden voyage of the AIDAvita was in May 2006. It sailed from Hamburg, Germany, to the Mediterranean. The AIDAvita is one of the newest ships owned by AIDA Cruises, and it caters to families.
 
The AIDAvita takes cruises around the Mediterranean in the summer, with stops in Mallorca, Spain, Rome and Corsica. In the summer, Caribbean cruises on the ship are more popular and depart from the Dominican Republic.
 
Atmosphere on board 
AIDAvita is an Aida Clubship that offers a casual active lifestyle in open public areas furnished in a youthful style.  AIDAvita passengers tend to be Youthful mixed ages and German speaking. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 33.4 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 3.3 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 26.7 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 4.1 passengers
 
Family with Kids/Teens
There is a children's club, as well as cabins with four beds for families traveling with children. A number of activities are offered for kids, beginning at age 3. Extra programs can be expected during school vacations. The restaurants have special menu selections for kids, and part of the pool area is set aside for them. The rating for children is Very Good. This ship offers dedicated play areas for four different age groups. The Kid's pool is located next to the Kid's Club at the rear deck 6.
 
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 on the AIDAvita is the largest of its kind for this type of cruise liner. Deck space is a bit tight but there is enough sunbathing space around the two outdoor pools and jacuzzis. The spas, fitness and sports programmes are extensive.
 
Food & Dining
There are two buffet restaurants on the AIDAvita. The Market and restaurants are self service buffet style while Rossini is a la carte waiter service at an extra charge. Main meals are taken when you want within set times. There is also a gourmet restaraunt called the Rossini.The meals in the Rossini restaraunt require an extra charge, and it is recommended that guests make reservations.
 
Market Restaurant (Self Service)
The buffet Market Restaurant is located on deck 8.
 
Pool Grill
The Pool Grill is located on deck 10.
 
Calypso Restaurant
The Calypso Restaurant is located on deck 9.
 
Rossini Restaurant
The a la carte Rossini Restaurant is located on deck 8.
 
Entertainment
The Theater is two decks high with amphitheatre style bench seating and offers lively production shows and cabaret. he Aida Bar also has a dancefloor and live band. There is also a discotheque.
 
Staterooms
There are 633 cabins on the AIDAvita that can accomodate up to 1,582 passengers. There are some interior cabins on the AIDAvita, but many are outside rooms with balconies. The cabins are furnished in bright colors with trendy furniture. Cabins have twin beds convertible to double and compact bathrooms with shower only. Suites have more space and bathroom with bathtub.
 
Tipping
Most fees and surcharges are included in the cruise fare, however, extra charges apply for the spa and Rossini's. Purchases made in the stores are out-of-pocket.
 
Fellow Passengers
This cruise line is primarily marketed towards the younger, more active German-speaking traveler. As mentioned above, their ships are operated with a very casual "club resort" theme in mind. In fact, AIDA Cruises is so casual that they allow their off-duty crew members to meet and mingle with passengers throughout each cruise. If you don't speak German you're really going to feel out of place, and quite confused, while on an AIDA ship.
 
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.