AIDAperla started operation in 2017 and is a sister vessel of AIDAprima. The vessel will also sail weekly between Hamburg, Southampton, Le Havre, Zeebrugge (Brussels) and Rotterdam. The vessel is equipped to convert LNG on board to power the vessel’s hotel function.


The high points at the Port are the arrivals of the Seabourn Ovation on 2 October, a ‘five-star plus’ vessel, and the AIDAnova on 21 November, the first LNG-powered cruise ship. A total of seven other cruise ships will arrive from English company, Cruise & Maritime Voyage.

Moreover, the arrivals of the Queen Elizabeth, Independence of the Seas and Magallan, are on the schedule. There is also a special focus on SS Rotterdam this year, as Rotterdam celebrates the 145th anniversary of the Holland America Line.