Friday, September 20, 2013

AIDAbella - inaugural visit

AIDA cruises AIDAbella arrived this morning on her inaugural visit to Halifax. Built by Meyerfeft in Papenburg, Germany in 2008, the 69,203 grt ship has a capacity of about 2,050 passengers.
1. AIDAbella passes the Meagher's Beach lighthouse inbound this morning.

A sister to AIDAdiva and AIDAluna, the ship is registered in Italy. On this trip from Germany, the it has visited Norway, the Faroes Islands, Iceland, Greenland and St.John's  and will sail this afternoon for New York. It will then do a series of cruises from New York to Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Quebec City and Montreal before heading south in November.
2. After passing east of George's Island the ship swings south to tie up at pier 20.

Two other cruise ships, Brilliance of the Seas and Crystal Symphony will also be in port today.

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