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AIDA Evolution to Begin Spring 2025

AIDA Cruises, along with its parent company Carnival Corporation, has announced the largest and most extensive modernization program in its fleet. The initiative is called “AIDA Evolution” and will begin with a major renovation of three of its Sphinx-cass ships–AIDAdiva, AIDAbella and AIDAluna–in 2025 and 2026. AIDA Evolution will focus on a new interior design for the ships as well as an upgrade to its technical equipment and systems. 

The Sphinx-class ship modernization will begin in 2025 and be completed by 2026. While the three ships are all less than 20 years old, they are all ready for refurbishment. Staterooms will be re-decorated and the number of suites will be increased. Guests will find a greater variety of restaurants as well as signature bars. The stylish Theatrium will be enhanced with a new seating and color concept. Families with children will enjoy new activity areas.  

Felix Eichhorn, President of AIDA Cruises said, “As the market leader and pioneer in the industry, we are committed to constantly rethinking cruising. The ships of the Sphinx series have written cruise history with their innovative space concept and colorful design. The AIDA Evolution program will further develop these fantastic ships.”

In addition to the refurbishment of the interior spaces of the ship, AIDA Cruises will be updating its technical and equipment systems in order to improve its sustainability. While AIDA Cruises has been one of the most advanced cruise line in the market when it comes to sustainability, it will implement measures to reduce fuel consumption, increase energy efficiency and conserve resources during this refit. Carnival Corporation’s family of cruise brands has set a goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 20% by 2026 compared to 2019.

AIDAdiva will begin her six-week dry dock in the spring of 2025, with AIDAbella following in the the fall of 2025 and AIDAluna in the spring of 2026.