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Meyer Werft handed over AIDAcosma as second cruise ship in 2021

On 21 December 21, 2021, Meyer Werft handed over the AIDAcosma to AIDA Cruises, successfully delivering a new cruise ship for the fourth time since the pandemic began.

“I would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication and commitment on board, at the shipyard and from the home office. We have proven once again that we can build and deliver first-class ships despite the difficult circumstances caused by the Corona pandemic. With Meyer Turku’s Costa Toscana, it is even the second ship that we as Meyer Group deliver to Carnival Corporation within less than three weeks,” says Managing Director Jan Meyer.

The AIDAcosma is already the ninth ship Meyer Werft has built for AIDA Cruises. Like its sister ship AIDAnova, the ship features low-emission LNG propulsion. In 2018, the AIDAnova was the world’s first cruise ship with this innovative propulsion system.

Various effects of the pandemic have also caused challenges on board the AIDAcosma in recent weeks. “Overall, however, we managed these well until the end. The progress of the completion and the sea trials went well, so that we again delivered a ship in high Meyer quality, which our customers know from us,” explains Project Manager Jochen Busch.