On November 11, 2023, the time has come: the LNG cruise ship AIDAnova will start her first winter season from Hamburg and has a true winter wonderland in store. Alternating weekly, AIDAnova will set course for Western Europe's metropolises as well as Norway, Denmark offering guests a wide selection of special event cruises until February 24, 2024. As part of the AIDA special "Sea of Lights," everything on board AIDAnova will revolve around dazzling light shows, atmospheric productions and wintry attractions for four months in the 2023/2024 winter season.
To kick off the "sea of lights" event voyages, public favorite Wincent Weiss will provide goosebump moments. "Irgendwo ankommen" - that's the name of the charming singer's current album. He has long been in the German pop Olympus. On November 11, 2023, the North German singer-songwriter ignites a musical firework with many news songs live onstage onboard AIDAnova. Guests can be there live and look forward to a pre-Christmas atmosphere on board during the subsequent voyage. Breathtaking light decorations and laser shows will transform the ship into a sparkling light spectacle. For example, the Beach Club will be bathed in a sea of lights and floating luminous objects will set the scene for the outdoor pools. Cable car gondolas, cozily decorated cabanas, winter huts with mulled wine, punch and small delicacies round off the pre-Christmas program. Family time is emphasized at curling, at the light parades with the AIDA Clubbies, and at lantern making followed by a parade. The 3,545-square-meter spa area on board AIDAnova will ensure physical well-being in cold outdoor temperatures, while the 17 restaurants will prepare festive culinary delights.
AIDA Special "Sea of Lights" 2023/2024
As part of the AIDA Special "Sea of Lights," additional event cruises will also be launched for the winter months of December 2023 to February 2024. In December 2023, the focus will be on "Festive Days Full of Glitter". Here everything will revolve around a sparkling Advent season with the whole family as well as Christmas specials. January 2024 is all about "Let it glow": Detox and relaxation are the magic words for a sparkling start to the new year. Things get romantic in February 2024, just in time for Valentine's Day: whether it's a winter vacation with the kids or a romantic getaway for two, guests onboard AIDAnova will enjoy a sea of lights and pure variety of experiences. More shortly at aida.de/sea-of-lights.
AIDA cruises from Hamburg in winter 2023/2024
In addition to AIDAnova, other ships in the AIDA fleet will be visiting the Elbe River and will also offer attractive and varied destinations far and near in winter. For those who cannot do without sun and warmth in winter, the voyages "Great Winter Break" with AIDAmar from/to Hamburg are recommended: Quite comfortably without a flight it goes from 12 November to 3 December 2023 in 21 days from/to Hamburg via Spain and Madeira/Portugal to the Canary Islands. On the way back, destinations such as Lisbon and Le Havre are on the route map. For still more fair-weather warranty the following three 43-day journeys are suitable starting from/to Hamburg into the Caribbean and back. Guests on the first voyage from December 3, 2023, to January 15, 2024, can look forward to Christmas and New Year on a white Caribbean beach under palm trees. Further voyages will take place from January 15 to February 27, 2023, and from February 27 to April 10, 2024. From Hamburg to the wide world, it's off with AIDAsol: on October 27, 2023, it's "cast off" for a truly dreamlike voyage. AIDAsol will set off from Hamburg on its first round-the-world voyage. Guests will enjoy 43 ports in 20 countries on four continents in 117 days, cross the equator twice and discover longing destinations such as Cape Verde and Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti and Fiji, Mauritius, and southern Africa. After the world trip AIDAsol offers from/to Hamburg "large winter journey" into the high north: On the 17-day voyage from February 21, 2024, and on the 14-day voyage from March 9 and March 23, 2024, respectively, it's off to Norwegian destinations like Honningsvåg, Alta, Tromsø and Trondheim. A wintery snowy landscape with moose awaits the guests.
In addition to the "Sea of Lights" voyages, AIDA Cruises offers many other special event voyages, so-called AIDA Specials. During their voyage, guests enjoy all the amenities they are accustomed to from AIDA, plus a program in many areas on board that is perfectly matched to the theme of the voyage. The next AIDA Specials are already being planned. For an up-to-date overview of upcoming events, visit aida.de/specials.
Image Credit: © AIDA Cruises
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