AIDA’s new 124,500gt AIDAprima ventured out of the Mitsubishi Heavy industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan on 29th August to commence sea trials. The ship will debut in April 2016, over a year behind schedule.

The AIDAPrima, is the first of two new cruise ships being built by MHI and will be the flagship of the German cruise line. MHI revealed that it had reached an agreement with AIDA cruises to push delivery of the ship to December 2015 from its previously scheduled delivery date in September.

The two new 124,500gt ships are 300m long with a 37.60m beam and capacity for around 3,300 passengers. Delivery of the AIDAPrima and sister vessel was originally anticipated for March of 2015 and March of 2016, respectively.

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