Yesterday, we spotted a cruise ship berthed in the Wilhelmina dock. We had taken a different route home, so did not get a chance to see her in all her glory - only a side-on shot from the distance, so this morning I was determined to catch her on her way out of the port.
Here she is in all her morning glory - AIDAperla - what a stunner!! This ship is massive - I've not seen anything like this before, so it was great to see her sail past.
Some facts about the ship from Wikipedia:
AIDAperla is the newest and most modern cruise ship of AIDA Cruises, which was built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding at their shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The vessel was delivered in May 2017 and was christened in June 2017 by its 'godmother', German fashion model and television host Lena Gercke
The cruise ship has 1,643 cabins and capacity for 3,286 passengers in double occupancy. AIDAperla has 16 passenger decks (of 18 total decks), 12 restaurants, 3 snackbars and 14 cafes and bars.
Facilities for passengers include a climbing area, water slides, miniature golf, cinema, glass 'skywalk' (45m above the water level), spa and shops. Evening entertainment includes a casino, disco and live shows in the theatre which features a round stage, in common with other Aida cruise ships. Panoramic glass elevators connect the outdoor areas.
Food is provided in buffets, snack bars and restaurants where regional-style food such as Asian, French, Spanish tapas and Venetian is offered.
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