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2015-03-28 AIDAmar Hamburg.jpg
AIDAmar at Hamburg Cruise Center Altona, 2015.
OwnerCosta Crociere S.p.A.[1]
OperatorAIDA Cruises
Port of registryGenoa,  Italy
Ordered19 December 2007
BuilderMeyer Werft
Yard numberS.690
Laid down20 October 2008[1]
Launched1 April 2012[1]
Completed3 May 2012[1]
StatusIn service
General characteristics [1]
Class and typeSphinx-class cruise ship
Length253.22 m (830.77 ft)
Beam32.2 m (105.64 ft)
Draught7.3 m (23.95 ft)
Installed power36,000 kW (combined)[2]
  • Diesel-electric; two shafts (2 × 12,500 kW)
  • Fixed-pitch propellers
  • Two bow thrusters
  • Two stern thrusters
Speed21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)

AIDAmar is a Sphinx class cruise ship, built at Meyer Werft for AIDA Cruises. She is the sixth Sphinx series ship, preceded by sisters AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, AIDAblu, AIDAsol and followed by AIDAstella. AIDAmar was delivered to the shipping company by Meyer Werft on 3 May 2012.[3]

AIDAmar was christened in Hamburg on 12 May 2012.[4]

Concept and Construction[]

AIDAmar during construction.

AIDAmar was ordered on 13 December 2007 from Meyer Werft by Carnival Corporation & plc, the parent company of AIDA.[3]

AIDAmar at Tenerife in 2021

On 1 April 2012 AIDAmar was floated to Meyer Werft in Papenburg. Fifth in a series of six ships ordered by the German company AIDA Cruises, the ship measuring 252 meters long and 32.2 meters wide. Displaying a gauge 71,300 tons, it has 1,096 cabins. Facilities included are an additional deck, an onboard brewery and a 2,300-m spa facility. The AIDAmar is a sistership of AIDAblu and AIDAsol, delivered in 2010 and 2011 respectively. These ships are slightly larger than the first three series units, the AIDAdiva, AIDAbella and AIDAluna (68,500 tons, 1,025 cabins), completed in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Meyer Werft. After leaving the hall building covered in Papenburg, the AIDAmar went down the river Ems in mid-April to reach the North Sea and to conduct its tests before its release in May of the same year. The last ship of the class Sphinx, the AIDAstella, was delivered by Meyer Werft in late 2013.[5]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e "Aidamar (114576)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Germanischer Lloyd. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ AIDAmar. Meyer Werft. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b M/S AIDAmar, Fakta om fartyg (in Swedish)
  4. ^ "Germany: AIDAmar Christening to Take Place at Hamburg Port Anniversary". World Maritime News. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ Retrieved 28 March 2012
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