On the morning of October 13, 2021, the cruise ship AIDAdiva entered the port of Warnemünde. It is the ship’s first call of the season and the restart for the crew after the corona break at the same time, making it the eighth ship in the AIDA fleet to go offshore again in just three days’ time.
The arrival in the “home port” was a meaningful experience for the bridge crew, too. Frank Jacobi, Staff Captain AIDAdiva and residing in Rostock, got goose bumps just thinking about it.
“For me, the entrance into the port of Warnemünde is one of the most beautiful, because the scenery is truly unique: the view from the sea canal from the tea pot to the Neptun hotel is simply indescribable. The enthusiasm of the cruise fans ashore is just as unique.”
His colleague on the bridge, Andre Schalowski, Safety Officer AIDAdiva, agrees with him one hundred percent, as for him “as a nautical engineer who was born in Rostock and lives in Warnemünde, there is no better port in the world. Passing the pier heads, the lighthouse on the starboard side and the Warnemünde seagulls is home for me.”
Hotel Director Harriet Umbrich is really looking forward to welcoming the first guests, who are expected on October 16, 2021. “We have made intensive use of the past few weeks to prepare our beautiful ship for the guests and trained all processes with the crew. Now we are ready and can hardly wait for the ship to be revitalized!”
The first two cruises with AIDAdiva will take the guests to Gdansk, Visby and Copenhagen on five-day trips. On October 26, AIDAdiva will start for the Caribbean from Warnemünde. Powdery white dream beaches await the guests on Tortola, Samana, St. Maarten and in Basseterre on St. Kitts and Nevis, the sister islands of the Lesser Antilles.