November 21, 2022 - On November 17, 2022, the cruise ship AIDAcosma called at the new Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal for the first time.
On this occasion, numerous official representatives from Dubai Port Authorities, Inchcape Shipping and Dubai Cruise Terminal came on board for the official plaque presentation. Captain Tommy Möller and General Manager Nicolas Goelen received the guests for the festive ceremony and a tour of the ship AIDAcosma.
AIDAcosma maiden call in Dubai - © AIDA Cruises
The Orient has been an integral part of the AIDA fleet program since 2006. Together with its local partners, the cruise company has turned the region into one of the most popular cruise destinations for German vacationers in the winter months. In 2018, Carnival Corporation entered into a strategic partnership with Shamal Holding with the aim of developing Dubai into the most important center for maritime tourism in the region. Also part of the agreement between the two companies was the construction of the Dubai Cruise Terminal, the new main hub for Carnival Corporation's passenger transfer and transit activities in the region. It is in the center of modern Dubai and is one of the most important Dubai attractions from within easy reach - including the Burj Al Arab, Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah.
At the start of its Orient premiere season, AIDAcosma staged an exclusive on-board program like something out of an oriental dream from 1001 Nights. On Friday evening, guests were able to follow a breathtaking AIDA light show live from the deck of Ain Dubai. At 260 meters high, Ain Dubai is the tallest and largest Ferris wheel in the world. On November 19, DJ ALL FARBEN played trendy beats on board. The Berlin superstar was already on board as a special act for the christening of AIDAcosma and once again delighted the guests with his world-famous hits from the Beach Club stage.
The kick-off event was rounded off with sweet delicacies from AIDA gourmet godmother Andrea Schirmaier-Huber, oriental dance workshops with the well-known Tatiana Perez and destination-related lectures from Dorine Ali Kahn, who is particularly deeply rooted in the Arabian continent.
AIDAcosma Orient cruises
AIDA Cruises is offering 2023-day cruises with AIDAcosma from Dubai and Abu Dhabi until mid-April 7. Other destinations on these trips are Abu Dhabi and the fascinating Muscat in Oman. The island of Sir Ban Yas is on the program for the first time on selected voyages. On the tiny island in the Persian Gulf, guests experience the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates. The 7-day routes also lead alternately to Bahrain. The kingdom impresses with the dazzling metropolis of Manama and historical sights. The 7-day trips can also be started from Abu Dhabi and can be combined into 14-day cruises.
AIDAcosma guests can look forward to a huge variety of offers on board. The beautiful Ocean Deck extends over four decks and offers 360° panoramic sea views and an infinity pool at the stern of the ship. The fun park with a large indoor playground and the bouldering wall offer plenty of variety. Light, summery delicacies are served in the new specialty restaurant Beach House. The specialty restaurant Mamma Mia offers homemade pasta and fresh Italian cuisine with seat service and the Brauhaus boasts an outdoor grill with stunning sea views. In addition, AIDAcosma scores with features that are also popular on AIDAnova, such as the Beach Club, the Theatrium with its 17° stage, the TV studio and the spacious Body & Soul Organic Spa. Guests are spoiled with culinary delights in 23 restaurants and XNUMX bars and cafés.