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AIDAaura Review

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AIDAaura entered service in 2003 as the third ship to join the AIDA fleet. Like the identical, 2002-built AIDAvita, it is an enlarged and improved version of the original Aida (now AIDAcara). As with all all AIDA ships, it was specially designed around the line's ultra-casual "club ship" concept.

Like AIDAcara and AIDAvita, the two main restaurants onboard, the Calypso Restaurant and Markt Restaurant, offer open-seating, buffet meals. The extra-tariff a la carte Rossini features waiter service and near-gourmet quality food.

The Das Theater theatre is the largest public room on the ship, while other bars and lounges include the trademark AIDA Bar -- one of the largest bars at sea -- the surprisingly elegant Hemingway Bar and the Anytime Disco.

The Body & Soul spa and Fit & Fun fitness center are some of the largest of their kind at sea, and the pool deck is designed to resemble a beach, complete with palm trees, a freeform pool, artificial "rock formations" and a volleyball/basketball court. Indoors you'll find the unique AIDA Golf putting green and golf simulator.

Cabins onboard are mostly standard insides and outsides; while of average size, the bright and cheerful furnishings make them more attractive than most mass-market cabins. There are only a few balcony cabins and suites; most passengers on this ship will be more interested in having fun in the public rooms than spending time hiding away in their private quarters.


Passengers: 1266
Crew: 418
Passenger to Crew: 3.03:1
Launched: 2003

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AIDAaura Cruiser Reviews

Great experience!

This being a repositioning cruise, AIDA had a chef assigned to the restaurant who was the winner of the German version of "Master Chefs".It was a repositioning cruise.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Great Itinerary & Nice Ship

Various bars & Lounges - we expecially loved the nightfly bar lots of workshops & cooking classes for an upcharge great spa with relaxing treatments and ocean view sauna (note: sauna is German/Scandinavian style - nude with only a towel, no swimsuits allowed) Service: Crew is very friendly & helpful self service laudry for a small fee is great if you travel for a longer time port & shore excursions see port Reviews Please note that shore excursions booked with AIDA have German speaking guides normally.there is no casino on board (which is great for me as I don´t like casinos and in my opinion they only take space which can be used for other venues) but they offer bingo games On our cruise there was a lecturer on board who was good.Read More

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Age 40s

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