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Aidablu reaches Catania port to initiate the cruise season 2022
02.03.2022 Aidablu reaches Catania port to initiate the cruise season 2022

Its bright colours make Aidablu vessel unique and unmistakable, recognizable from afar. Today, at the first light of a radiant sun, the seventh wonderful cruise ship of Aida CRUISES fleet, berthed at the dock of Catania Cruise Port terminal, marking the long-awaited resumption of activities at sea. Aidablu is indeed the first cruise ship berthing at Sporgente Centrale pier in 2022, having carry about a thousand guests mostly from German, who looking out from the balconies of their deluxe cabins, seem eager to discover the secrets of a city strongly connected to the sea, which also coexists with the highest volcano in Europe.

The perfect weather temperature tempted many passengers to go an excursion to the most popular destinations in the area, such as Taormina and Mt. Etna, while others preferred guided walking tours through the historic streets of Catania downtown.

Leaders in the German cruise market, Aida CRUISES offers cruises all over the world, with a significant increase – in the 2021-2022 season – in the Italian itineraries, from which Catania Cruise Port keeps benefit from.

The stopover operations at Catania cruise terminal are always a guarantee in terms of service management and above all safety, health and prevention, confirmed by the prestigious "Safe Travels Stamp" recognition that Catania Cruise Port received in 2020 from the World Travel & Tourism Council, as proof of its commitment to counter the Covid-19 epidemic.

Since the end of 2016, Catania Cruise Port has joined the network of Global Ports Holding (GPH), the largest independent cruise terminal operator in the world, with a consolidated presence in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific regions, including important commercial realities in Turkey and Montenegro. GPH operates 21 ports in 13 countries and continues to grow steadily, providing services for 14 million passengers and reaching every year a market share of 24% in the Mediterranean.

Catania, 02/03/2022

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