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More highlights than ever before – Bookings open for AIDA World Cruise 2025/2026

Panama Canal
Panama Canal (Photo: Lovely Images).

Longest XXL adventure with many premieres, including the Panama Canal, San Francisco, and Japan; AIDAdiva’s first voyage around the world – New Year’s Eve in Hawaii.

Packed with unique highlights, the cruise ship AIDAdiva will set sail for the first time on a grand voyage from November 10, 2025, to March 18, 2026. At 128 days, this XXL adventure will be the longest voyage around the world in the company’s history. Starting in Hamburg, the route will take the ship to four continents and through 28 countries. For the first time on an AIDA World Cruise, the east and west coasts of the USA and Japan will be on the itinerary. Another highlight: New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in Hawaii. There will be 53 ports of call – that’s more than ever before.

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Spectacular Destinations, Unforgettable Experiences

The itinerary is full of spectacular moments with premiere after premiere: For the first time, the World Cruise takes guests to the impressive metropolitan regions of North America. The ship will pass the world-famous Statue of Liberty before AIDAdiva will dock in New York City. This metropolis of superlatives vibrates with unbridled creativity, a great sense of freedom and countless “wow” moments. The streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx offer a unique blend of art, culture and architecture.

The next premiere awaits the guests in Colon – with the passage of the Panama Canal! The “8th Wonder of the World” connects the Atlantic Ocean in the east with the Pacific Ocean in the west. Thanks to its geographical location, Panama’s flora and fauna is more diverse than anywhere else in Central America. With views of the lush flora and fauna, guests cross the country.

New York

New York (Photo: Felix Gaensicke).

Never before has an AIDA ship been on the U.S. West Coast – AIDAdiva makes its debut here in San Francisco, where the ship passes the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge on her way into port. Here you will meet hippies and the Beat Generation, visionaries, and free thinkers. From cable cars to high tech, from Alcatraz prison to China Town and Silicon Valley, San Francisco is America’s other wonderful side.

En route to Singapore, AIDAdiva will head for the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, where guests will spend New Year’s Eve in Honolulu. The capital of Hawaii is a tropical paradise and a modern American metropolis at the same time. The city’s downtown boasts an excellent food scene and trendy boutiques, while the skyline is framed by fabulous nature and the famous Waikiki Beach – the perfect place to ring in the New Year.

Kyoto, one of Japan’s most important cultural cities, and a visit to Tokyo will also provide unforgettable moments. The capital of the Land of the Rising Sun is an inspiring place with countless neon signs, great museums, temples and parks, shopping streets and the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the interplay and contrast of Japanese tradition and modernity. Another highlight is Busan, South Korea, the beautiful unknown and a surprisingly vibrant metropolis with Mediterranean-style architecture, colorful facades, and the world’s largest shopping mall.

In the last third of the voyage, the world travelers travel from Singapore to the most beautiful places in the Indian Ocean. In Sri Lanka, Hambantota will be the new port of call. From here, it is worth visiting the Yala National Park, which is home to a wide variety of animals. With a bit of luck, you will encounter elephants, leopards, monkeys and over 130 species of birds.

Mauritius

Mauritius (Photo: Felix Gaensicke).

Guests can experience the fascinating diversity of India in Mumbai, the vibrant cultural center of India. The home of the Indian film industry, Bollywood, is as vibrant and colorful as it is on the big screen. Colorful bazaars and grand architecture, monumental temples and palaces, delicious multicultural cuisine, surprisingly beautiful beaches – one thing is certain: the “City of Dreams” is a single intoxication that captivates everyone.

The voyage continues through the Arabian Sea and Jordan. A visit to Alexandria, Egypt, once again promises historical highlights. In ancient times, people from all over the world flocked to this Mediterranean metropolis. The splendor of that time can still be felt today in the colorful mix of architectural styles that make a stroll through the city an exciting journey of discovery. AIDAdiva will then head north across the Mediterranean with stops in Malta and Lisbon before docking again in Hamburg on March 18, 2026.

Unparalleled comfort aboard AIDAdiva

Guests can expect not only spectacular destinations. Their home for 128 days will also shine in new splendor: Following her dry dock overhaul in spring 2025, the fully refurbished AIDAdiva will sail around the world for the first time, offering even more variety, service, and comfort aboard. A large sundeck with swimming pools guarantees rest and relaxation for the whole family. In the restaurants, guests can experience the culinary diversity of the whole world. If you want to be active, you can visit the gym or the sports deck. And you can really pamper yourself in the large spa area.

The 2025/2026 world cruise with AIDAdiva can be booked now at travel agencies.

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