AIDA Cruises is one of the fastest-growing and financially successful tourism companies in Germany and in 2018 employed 11,200 staff from 50 nations, of which 9,800 were based aboard the ships and 1,400 at the company offices in Rostock and Hamburg. With thirteen cruise ships (as of December 2018), AIDA Cruises operates one of the most modern fleets in the world. One of the main challenges that AIDA Cruises has set itself is to make cruises even more sustainable. We support the climate targets set out in the Paris Agreement and those of the International Maritime Organization, and invest millions of euros year after year in the development and introduction of new, more efficient environmental technologies on board our ships to bring down the emissions of the entire fleet as much as possible. AIDA Cruises consistently pursues the long-term goal of making cruise shipping carbon-neutral and efficient in its use of resources. With each new investment in innovative and resource-efficient technology, we perform pioneering work and take one step closer to this goal.
With its Green Cruising strategy, AIDA Cruises began investing in the research and development of sustainable drive technologies such as LNG and the use of shore power at an early stage.
Together with partners from the science and business sectors, for the last ten years and more we have focused on researching and using low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the cruise industry. Using LNG means emissions of particulates and sulfur oxides can be avoided almost entirely, while emissions of nitrogen oxides and CO2 are substantially reduced. On December 12, 2018, we completed another technological leap with the launch of AIDAnova, the first cruise ship in the world capable of running solely on low-emission LNG. Two further AIDA ships of this new generation will join the fleet by 2023, which will be built by at the MEYER WERFT in Papenburg.
AIDA Cruises is one of the nine successful cruise lines that make up the publicly listed Carnival Corporation & plc., the largest cruise shipping group in the world, and is part of the European firm Costa Crociere S.p.A. (Costa Group) - Europe’s leading cruise operator. As a subsidiary of a publicly listed company, AIDA Cruises does not report on the occupancy rate, operative results or specific developments of the company.
The procedure for generating the quarterly reviews of our business activities is uniform across the corporation. All business results and trends are reported to the management board of AIDA and the Carnival Corporation. More details can be found at www.carnivalcorp.com.
The economic success of AIDA Cruises is based on trustworthy business relations and compliance with strict ethical standards. The company is committed to the standards set out in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.