AIDAnova, First Ever Ship To Be Supplied Low-Emission LNG In The Mediterranean
On April 26, 2019, AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated the first-time arrival of the world’s first LNG cruise ship in Barcelona. On the same day AIDAnova was fueled for the first time in the Mediterranean with the lowest-emission fuel currently available to shipping industry, in Europe’s biggest cruise port. As of now, alongside Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona has become not only the second start and end destination for AIDAnova’s seven-day cruises in the Mediterranean: Thanks to a partnership with Shell, the cruise ship will also be regularly supplied with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Spanish metropolis.
Cruise ship re-routed due to storm
The "Aida Nova" wil berth in Palma de Mallorca akready on April 19, 2019, due to stormy weather which enforced the cancellation of the call at Barcelona. Passengers, who intended to disembark there had to leave the ship in Valencia to be carried to Barcelona with coaches.
Medevac off Tenerife
On FEb 5, 2019, the "Aidanova", enroute from Funchal to Tenerife, requested the evacuation of a 76-year-old Norwegian passenger with a heart attack. Salvamento Marítimo deployed the helicopter Helimer 2020 along with two doctors. The patient was hoisted and taken to Tenerife North, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital.Upload News