AIDAluna and AIDAbella Next in Line for Refurbishment

The AIDAbella cruise ship in port
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AIDA Cruises has announced the refurbishment schedule for two more of its ships: the AIDAluna and the AIDAbella. These upgrades are part of the AIDA Evolution drydock program, which was introduced earlier this year as the company's largest modernization project to date.

A press release states that three Sphinx class vessels will undergo extensive modernization by 2026 as part of this program. The first ship to be refurbished will be the AIDAdiva, scheduled to enter the Chantier Naval shipyard in Marseille, France, from February 3 to March 22, 2025.

The drydock periods for the next two ships have also been planned: the AIDAluna will be in the shipyard from October 22 to December 10, 2025, and the AIDAbella from January 21 to March 11, 2026. During the seven-week drydock period, AIDA will focus on upgrading the ships' technology and enhancing the variety of experiences, services, and comfort onboard.

Features from the newest AIDA generation will be introduced to these vessels, which originally entered service between 2007 and 2009. All guest staterooms will receive a new design, and the number of suites will be increased. 

Additional changes include the addition of new restaurants, signature bars, and activity areas for families with children. The Theatrium, AIDA’s unique combination of atrium and theater, will be revamped with new seating and a refreshed color scheme.

According to AIDA, the introduction of the seven-ship Sphinx class significantly influenced the company’s onboard experience. Along with the AIDAluna, the AIDAbella, and the AIDAdiva, the Sphinx class includes the AIDAsol, built in 2010, the AIDAmar, built in 2012, and the AIDAstella, built in 2013.