AIDA is doing things a bit differently than most cruise lines. Their big, new AIDAprima is homeported at Hamburg, where it's cold in the winter. Its seven-night itinerary remains in northern Europe where it's cold throughout the whole cruise during the winter season. Passengers enjoy the ship's varied indoor resort features and the major cities at which it calls (Southampton, La Havre, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, and two sea days).
Since the top deck isn't going to get any usage this winter, AIDA has built a 2,100 square foot ice rink up there, 40 meters above the sea. Not only that, but they've partnered with the Holiday on Ice ice show for all sorts of events on the rink.
Details appeared in the November 15 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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