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  • 2021 May 24 15:12

    AIDA Cruises starts with AIDAblu in the eastern Mediterranean

    On Sunday evening, May 23, 2021, AIDA Cruises successfully started into the cruise season in the Eastern Mediterranean with AIDAblu. Until October 17, 2021, Corfu is the start and destination port for seven-day cruises across the Greek island world on Sundays. Fascinating ancient sites such as Katakolon (Olympia), Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes and Piraeus (Athens) are further stops on this voyage.

    “I am very pleased that with AIDAblu we are now also offering our guests cruises in one of the most popular holiday regions in Europe. Our guests look forward to experiencing Greek hospitality and millennia-old culture. This would not have been possible so quickly without our partners in Greece,” says Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises.

    “We welcome back AIDA Cruises on the Blue Aegean waters and we are sure that all passengers will discover our unique history, culture and gastronomy in our beautiful destinations,” said Minister of Tourism Greece Harry Theoharis.

    AIDAblu’s guests enjoy the Greek way of life not only on excursions organized by AIDA, but also on board - from culinary highlights of the Hellenic cuisine to rousing concerts by Greek guest artists or during the new cooking show "Elliniki kouzina". In addition to delicacies from the Eastern Mediterranean, the restaurants also offer menus from all over the world. Various concerts, entertainment shows for the whole family and edutainment offers from guest lecturers are on the program in the Theatrium.

    AIDAblu is the second ship of the Costa Group to resume operation with an itinerary touching Greece after Costa Cruises’ return with Costa Luminosa, which restarted on May 16 from Italy to bring guests to visit Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and Katakolon and will be followed by Costa Deliziosa at the end of June.

    In addition to trips in Greece, AIDA Cruises has been offering trips to the Canary Islands with AIDAperla since March 2021. From Germany, Kiel is the starting and destination port for various short cruises with AIDAsol until the end of June. From July 3, 2021, AIDAprima will start seven-day trips from Kiel every Saturday, which will be offered until October 23, 2021. AIDA Cruises will also be opening the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde (Germany) in just a few weeks on July 1, 2021, with AIDAsol.

    AIDAperla's transit journey from Gran Canary to the western Mediterranean will begin on July 3, 2021. Palma de Mallorca will be the port of departure and destination for seven-day trips to some of the most beautiful destinations in Spain from July 10, 2021.

    AIDA Cruises celebrates its 25th anniversary on June 7, 2021. The guests of all three ships can already look forward to a special on-board program during their voyage.

    With the "AIDA Promise”, AIDA Cruises offers more flexibility, peace of mind and confidence when planning and booking vacations. Generous booking options are part of the offer, from low deposits to free rebooking. The "AIDA Promise" is already included in the travel price for new bookings up to June 30, 2021, and is valid for departures up to March 31, 2022.

2021 December 3

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12:57 Royal IHC delivers key components for “R.B. Weeks” to Weeks Marine
12:42 Icebreaker assistance season begins in White Sea waters
12:17 Sailing practice of 2021 on Mir sailing ship successfully completed
11:21 NCSP Group's consolidated revenue for 9M’2021 rose by 9.3%
10:53 Foreign contractors can be involved to build LNG-powered icebreakers for Arctic
10:38 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate multidirectional changes with tendency to grow on Dec 3
10:29 The Korean Register publishes guidance for containers loading on bulk carriers
10:20 MSU-1 to perform reconstruction of Gorodetsky hydrosystem locks
09:57 Annual repair dredging in Gulf of Ob from 2023 estimated at 5 million cbm
09:35 Crude oil prices rise on OPEC+ decision to keep oil output increase in January
09:18 Baltic Dry Index as of December 2

2021 December 2

18:36 NRP buys handysize drybulk carrier
18:06 2M Alliance’s Far East liner service „AE 7/Condor“ calls at Hamburg again
17:54 Icebreaker assistance season starts in Big Port St. Petersburg on December 7
17:36 Vitol is first customer to approve completely digital inspection of cargo tanks
17:15 BIMCO launches new contract for employment of security escort vessels
16:45 GTT will design the tanks of four new LNG carriers ordered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to operate in Arctic waters
16:25 MOL announces delivery of next-generation coal carrier 'EeneX' series
16:05 PSA & ONE launch environmentally friendly barge service at Jurong Island Terminal
15:42 “K” Line conducts trial use of marine biofuel for decarbonization on car carrier
15:38 Wärtsilä wins order to supply cargo handling system for second LNG bunker vessel being built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
15:23 Verifavia launches industry’s first real-time carbon intensity indicator dashboard
14:55 Two more LK-60 icebreakers needed for regular year-round navigation on Northern Sea Route
14:28 Equinor and SSE reach financial close on the third phase of the world's biggest offshore wind farm
14:04 Nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir to commence operation in Kara Sea in early January 2022 – Vyacheslav Ruksha
13:42 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 48, 2021
13:02 European shipowners call for further action in the Gulf of Guinea
12:40 Rolls-Royce to supply eight mtu engines for new Svitzer tugs in Brazil
12:01 Throughput of Azov port in 11M’2021 climbed by 1% YoY
12:00 NORDEN simplifies business unit structure
11:36 Norway’s Eksfin tops NOK 10bn in offshore wind financing as Dogger Bank C reaches financial close
11:34 Annual throughput of Severnaya Zvezda project on Taimyr peninsula to exceed 7 million tonnes from 2026
11:10 MABUX: Uncertainty on Global bunker market to continue on Dec 02
10:00 Digital Twin Conference 2022 to be held virtually on 11-12 May 2022
09:33 Crude oil prices are rising in expectation of OPEC+ meeting
09:19 Baltic Dry Index as of December 1

2021 December 1

19:15 PortNews to hold Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference on 20 September 2022 in Saint-Petersburg
18:31 DP World celebrates 2,000 members of the Digital Freight Alliance
18:07 CMA CGM and Shell perform first Bio-LNG bunkering operation in Rotterdam
17:42 8 new fuel-efficient ships to join the X-Press Feeders fleet
17:26 Danish Smyril Lines Cargo starts second service between Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Rotterdam
17:06 Port of Antwerp invests in digitalisation of radar infrastructure
16:47 Western Australia and Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on renewable hydrogen
16:05 IMO moves ahead on GHG emissions, Black Carbon and marine litter
15:50 Diana Shipping announces completion of OceanPal spin-off
15:41 RF Federation Council approves Federal Law on Ratification of Nairobi Convention
15:04 Yang Ming adds the latest of its 9th 11,000 TEU ship to the Trans-Pacific service
14:07 SEA-LNG backs Europe’s goal-based, technology-neutral regulation for cleaner shipping
13:50 Liepaja SEZ Board appointed Uldis Hmieļevskis, Deputy CEO, as Acting Manager
13:14 Rolls-Royce extends TBO intervals of mtu Series 4000 engines for commercial marine application
13:03 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 11M’21 climbed by 0.7% YoY
12:56 Valenciaport tenders the drafting of the urban development project for areas 2 and 5 of the Special Plan for zone 1 south of the Port of València
12:06 Mostotrest conducted 2,177 operations on raising bridges in Saint-Petersburg over navigation season of 2021
11:45 MABUX: Bunker prices may continue to decline on Dec 1
10:49 Russian Railways' network loading climbed by 3.3% in 11M’2021
10:15 Maersk Customs Services USA highlights trends and opportunities for U.S. importers
09:51 Port of Kiel receives funding for digital test field
09:30 Crude oil prices start rising
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of November 30