AIDAcosma

AIDAcosma


AIDAcosma - the second ship of the Helios class

After the AIDAnova, AIDAcosma is the second cruise ship in the Helios class. Like the sister ship, the new building, laid down in October 2019, sets standards within the AIDA Cruises fleet. AIDAnova and AIDAcosma are 37 meters longer than the sister ships previously commissioned Aida Prima and AIDAperla. The bed capacity has increased to 5.464 guest beds with double occupancy. Compared to the AIDAperla, this is an increase of 2.178 beds.

AIDAcosma - at the pier in Zeebrugge


AIDAcosma - at the pier in Zeebrugge


AIDAnova


AIDAnova 


AIDAcosma current routes and offers

AIDAcosma - Mediterranean Sea 2022 / 2023
AIDAcosma - Mediterranean cruises 2022 / 2023

Overview of the Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and Mallorca with the AIDAcosma in the 2022/2023 season


AIDAcosma from Dubai & Abu Dhabi 2022 / 2023
AIDAcosma Orient from Dubai or Abu Dhabi 2022 / 2023

Overview of the Orient cruises from Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the AIDAcosma in the 2022/2023 season


Cabins and suites

AIDAcosma offers 2.732 cabins and suites. Guests can choose from 21 cabin variants. The offer ranges from the single inside cabin with ten square meters to the five-person penthouse suite with a size of 73 square meters and a 20 square meter veranda.

The cabins are tastefully decorated and homely; there is enough storage space. Red or blue tones are the dominant color tones. The size of the bathrooms within the standard categories is sufficient. In cabins with a walk-in closet, which we used, the wet cells are smaller due to the design.

AIDAcosma - Veranda cabin comfort 12219


AIDAcosma - Veranda cabin comfort 12219


AIDAcosma - Veranda cabin comfort 12219


AIDAcosma - Veranda cabin comfort 12219


The suite residents are granted additional privileges such as priority check-in, priority luggage service on the day of arrival, the sophisticated AIDA Lounge and the assistance of a concierge.

AIDAcosma - AIDA Lounge outside areaAIDAcosma - AIDA Lounge outside area 


Standard cabin guests, on the other hand, only see their cabin steward once a day. This service, which is limited compared to well-known competitors, does not appear to cause any problems for loyal AIDA customers.

Gastronomy – Food on board the AIDAcosma

A cruise ship with more than 5.000 guests inevitably offers a variety of dining options. The AIDAcosma has a total of 17 restaurants and snack bars. On the ship, the shipping company definitely practices what it advertises: "enjoyment for advanced users". Compared to the older AIDA ships, the extended range of restaurants on the AIDAcosma is a significant step forward. And the quality of the food is to be commended.

There are three restaurant categories: 

Buffet restaurants

The following generally applies to AIDA buffet restaurants: food and some drinks are included in the cruise price. Coffee, beer and wine specialties are served at an additional cost. Seat reservations are not possible.

Bella Donna Restaurant - Deck 6

The Bella Donna is Italian. If you use the spacious restaurant, which seats around 800 people, you won't make a mistake.

AIDAcosma - Bella Donna Restaurant
AIDAcosma - Bella Donna Restaurant
AIDAcosma - Bella Donna Restaurant - Buffet
AIDAcosma - Bella Donna Restaurant - Buffet

East Restaurant - Deck 6

The East Restaurant impresses with clear lines. The dishes are a mix of Asian and European cuisine.

AIDAcosma - East RestaurantAIDAcosma - East Restaurant


Fuego Restaurant - Deck 16

The Fuego is a family restaurant with an attached children's buffet and baby bistro. The Fuego, turbulent at certain times of the day, is the hip “dining room” for burgers, pizza & Co. Opening times: 12:00pm to 18:00pm

AIDAcosma - Fuego Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Fuego Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Fuego Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Fuego Restaurant 


Market Restaurant - Deck 5

The Market Restaurant is a proven institution on AIDA ships. In the restaurant, which currently seats 600 people, seasonal freshness is the focus.

AIDAcosma - Market Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Market Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Market Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Market Restaurant 


Yacht Club Restaurant – Deck 7

At the stern of the ship, the yacht club offers “diversity for connoisseurs with maritime flair”. Multimedia screens decorate the room. The food on offer varies between seasonal cuisine and international specialities. The yacht club offers outdoor tables.

AIDAcosma - Yacht Club Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Yacht Club Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Yacht Club Restaurant


AIDAcosma - Yacht Club Restaurant 


Specialty restaurants

The meals are served at the seat. Drinks require co-payments. The restaurants are significantly smaller than those previously mentioned. Reservation is advised.

Beach House Restaurant - Deck 7

The restaurant, introduced for the first time on AIDAcosma, advertises with summery, light cuisine. The Beach House accommodates a maximum of 110 guests. The show kitchen delivers dishes named after well-known, international port cities. The Beach House reminded us of restaurants in Florida. In fact, AIDA Cruises locates the restaurant in the coastal regions of California.

AIDAcosma - Beach House Restaurant
AIDAcosma - Beach House Restaurant
AIDAcosma - Beach House Restaurant
AIDAcosma - Beach House Restaurant

Best Burger @ Sea – Deck 7

The name is program. The burger restaurant is open until midnight. Restaurant patrons create their favorite burgers from a variety of ingredients and homemade sauces.

AIDAcosma - Best Burger @ Sea

AIDAcosma - Best Burger @ Sea


Brewhouse - Deck 8

The brewery crew serves hearty meals and beers brewed on board. The newly created outdoor areas of the restaurant are attractive. After dinner, the brewery turns into a party scene.

AIDAcosma - brewery

AIDAcosma - brewery


French Kiss - the Brasserie - Deck 7

The stylish brasserie French Kiss, which seats 110, presents selected French specialties. For guests who like it stylish: Breakfast is served on etageres at the table. Visually, the restaurant is an asset to the ship. Unfortunately, the restaurant is in a transit area. Especially the guests placed in the aisle area have to put up with a lot of unrest. Incidentally, this also applies to other, smaller restaurants placed in passageways.

AIDAcosma - French Kiss - the brasserie - delicious baguette


AIDAcosma - French Kiss - the brasserie - delicious baguette


AIDAcosma - French Kiss - the brasserie


AIDAcosma - French Kiss - the brasserie 


Ocean's - the seafood restaurant - Deck 7

The remarkable Ocean's spoils its guests with fresh fish and seafood specialties. In addition to being served at your seat, there is a varied buffet with fish rolls, salads and dessert. Ocean's seats just over 400 guests.

AIDAcosma - Ocean's - the fish restaurant
AIDAcosma - Ocean's - the fish restaurant
AIDAcosma - Ocean's - the fish restaurant
AIDAcosma - Ocean's - Fish dish

Ristorante Mamma Mia - Deck 8

The restaurant is the right place to enjoy Italian dishes.

AIDAcosma - Ristorante Mamma MiaAIDAcosma - Ristorante Mamma Mia


The snack bars of the street food mile - Deck 7

Passengers can get treats to hand at “Brot & Stulle”, “Scharfe Ecke” and at the kebab stand. The street food mile satisfies hunger between meals. The "Sharp Corner" promises the "best currywurst in the oceans" with AIDA curry sauce in three degrees of spiciness. Meals are taken standing or in the opposite, simply designed seating area.

AIDAcosma - street food

AIDAcosma - street food


À la carte restaurants

The following applies to all à la carte restaurants: food and drinks cost. The prices are rather moderate compared to competitors. The meals are served at the seat.

Chuarrascaria Steakhouse - Deck 8

The restaurant offers South American grill specialties.

AIDAcosma - Chuarrascaria Steakhouse

AIDAcosma - Chuarrascaria Steakhouse


Gourmet Restaurant Rossini – Deck 6

The Rossini restaurants are the cornerstones of fine dining on AIDA ships.

AIDAcosma - Gourmet Restaurant Rossini


AIDAcosma - Gourmet Restaurant Rossini


AIDAcosma - Gourmet Restaurant Rossini


AIDAcosma - Gourmet Restaurant Rossini 


Sushi House - Deck: 6

The Sushi House woos friends of Japanese cuisine.

AIDAcosma - Sushi House


AIDAcosma - Sushi House


AIDAcosma - Sushi House


AIDAcosma - Sushi House 


Teppanyaki Asia Grill - Deck 6

Another place to enjoy Asian-influenced fresh cuisine.

AIDAcosma - Teppanyaki Asia Grill

AIDAcosma - Teppanyaki Asia Grill


Time Machine Restaurant - Deck 6

The Time Machine is a show restaurant. 3-course menus are offered twice a day in an imaginative setting. Accompanied by guides in imaginative clothing, guests experience a journey through time.

Notable bars and lounges on AIDAcosma

Sea voyages and a lot of free time promote thirst. The shipping company speaks of 17 bars and lounges on board the AIDAcosma. We didn't count them. Some speak to us; others less. But as we all know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We present some of the bars divided by deck.

Deck 6

There are four bars on the 6th deck. It's them

  • Art Bar – a bar establishment embedded in the Art Gallery. We prefer the Art Bar for its mostly quiet atmosphere;
  • Cosma Bar – the central bar at the Theatrium. Cheers and hustle and bustle are guaranteed;
  • Rossini Bar – the appendage of the gourmet restaurant of the same name;
  • Tokyo Bar - It is located at the Sushi House.
AIDAcosma - Art Bar
AIDAcosma - Cosma Bar
AIDAcosma - Rossini Bar
AIDAcosma - Tokyo Bar

Deck 7

They're on this deck

  • French Kiss Bar – French charm next to the French Kiss brasserie;
  • Lanai Bar - an attractive, wind-protected outdoor bar with awnings on the aft deck;
  • Loge 7 Bar – another bar in the vicinity of the Theatrium;
  • Rock Box Bar - Pub atmosphere with live music, mostly rock.
AIDAcosma - French Kiss Bar
AIDAcosma - Lanai Bar
AIDAcosma - Loge 7 bar
AIDAcosma - Rock Box Bar

Deck 8

This deck is home to the following bars and cafes:

  • Café Mare - the coffee bar originates from a cooperation with Starbucks;
  • Ice bar – home-made ice cream and other items are available for a fee;
  • Vinothek - the elegant, somewhat chilled place for wine connoisseurs and lovers. 
AIDAcosma - Cafe Mare
AIDAcosma - Ice Bar
AIDAcosma - vinotheque
AIDAcosma - vinotheque

Deck 16, 17 and 18

The three decks provide the

  • Ocean Bar - the outdoor bar on the Ocean Deck; (deck 16);
  • AIDA Bar - the proven star-shaped bar in the Beach Club (deck 17);
  • Pool Bar - facing the sun (deck 18).
AIDAcosma - Ocean Bar
AIDAcosma - Ocean Bar
AIDAcosma - AIDA Bar
AIDAcosma - Pool Bar

Sport and wellness

Ships, whose number of passengers corresponds to the population of a small town, offer their guests a wide range of sports and wellness offers. There is not nearly enough space to present all the content in detail. We limit ourselves to the essentials.

Body & Soul Sport

The large gym on the 8th deck is excellently designed. Athletes can choose from more than 30 offers. A small selection: fitness checks, fitness courses, cardiovascular training, muscle building training, private training sessions, indoor cycling. Some of the courses and services are chargeable. The outdoor sports area with the fitness track, a large miniature golf course and a bouldering wall is also attractive. Around 120 bamboo bicycles are used on AIDAcosma for cycling excursions.

AIDAcosma - sports studio
AIDAcosma - Sport Deck
AIDAcosma - climbing garden
AIDAcosma - mini golf

With the Racer and the Water Slide, AIDAnova has two remarkable water slides. The entrance to the water slides is on the 20th deck. The outlets are on the 17th deck.

AIDAcosma - slides

AIDAcosma - slides


The spacious sun decks deserve an appreciation. In addition to many loungers, there are cabanas for daydreaming and lounging on sea days with good weather.

AIDAcosma - sun deck with pool
AIDAcosma - aft deck
AIDAcosma - aft deck with infinity pool
AIDAcosma - aft deck with infinity pool

Body & Soul Organic Spa

The wellness area of ​​the AIDAcosma measures more than 3.500 square meters. It is located forward on decks 7 and 8. Five different types of saunas, three jacuzzis, a fireplace room, a warming room called "tepidarium" and two private wellness suites are available. The more than 80 treatments offered are as diverse as the day is long. Remarkable are the limitation of the number of guests and the minimum age from 16 years. Which doesn't mean anything: During our visit to the spa, we met children in the spa.

AIDAcosma - Spa reception

AIDAcosma - Spa reception


entertainment formats

The shipping company promises world-class entertainment in 360° format. This means above all the three-storey theatrium between decks 6 to 8. Other event areas are the Studio X, the Beach Club and the stage of the brewery. Entertainment formats specially developed for AIDA are the TV shows "Who knows something like that?" and "Who wants to be a millionaire?". The various entertainment options range from AIDA boccia all day to whiskey tasting.

The one that offers space for 1.100 guests Theatrium plays a key role in entertainment. The shipping company offers its guests a total of five shows over the course of the season.

AIDAcosma - Theatrium


AIDAcosma - Theatrium


AIDAcosma - Theatrium


AIDAcosma - Theatrium 


This was the first time on the AIDAnova STUDIO X launched as a TV studio at sea. The AIDAcosma cannot do without this studio either. It offers space for 500 studio guests. The productions are broadcast on board TV. From time to time the STUDIO X serves as a film stage.

AIDAcosma - screen in STUDIO X


AIDAcosma - screen in STUDIO X


AIDAcosma - spectator tiers in STUDIO X


AIDAcosma - spectator tiers in STUDIO X 


High above the Theatrium, in the middle part of the AIDAcosma, on the 17th deck are the AIDA Beach Club and on the 18th deck its gallery. During the day there is a relaxed beach atmosphere. In the evenings, the Beach Club turns into a party zone with live music, silent party and LED and laser shows.

AIDAcosma - Beach Club
AIDAcosma - Beach Club with indoor pool
AIDAcosma - Stage of the Beach Club
AIDAcosma - Gallery of the Beach Club

The Cube, the exclusive lounge, bar and nightclub, is the only place on board where the partying goes on well into the night; a hotspot for night owls. During the day the club is a studio for cocktail and dance workshops. We cannot see The Cube as the club is still closed due to the Corona Pandemic in early April 2022.

Cruise ships are a suitable place to bring art to art lovers. A suitable means to an end is the AIDA art gallery on the 6th deck. For copyright reasons, we refrain from depicting the art objects.

It's on deck 7 On-board casino. The relatively small slot machine casino is moderately frequented on sea days and in the evenings. The size and visitor frequency cannot be compared to US ships by far.

AIDAcosma - Casino


AIDAcosma - Casino


AIDAcosma - Casino


AIDAcosma - Casino 


AIDA cruise ships are family ships. On the AIDAcosma, children and young people are offered enough entertainment and activities. On deck 16 are the Mini Club, the Kids Club, the Fun Park Kids and the Teens' Wave Club.

AIDAcosma - Kids Pool
AIDAcosma - Fun Park Kids
AIDAcosma - Fun Park Kids
AIDAcosma - Wave Club Teens

This is next to the Wave Club Game Center. The "Daddelbude" shines with various electronic games and finds fans among young and old.

AIDAcosma sets standards in environmental protection and energy efficiency

Cruise ships are generally a thorn in the side of environmentalists. Above all, ships of the older generation are rightly classified as environmental pollution, since the burning of heavy fuel oil causes serious damage to the environment and health.

As far as this topic is concerned, the AIDAcosma and her sister ship AIDAnova are considered to be flagship ships for environmental protection and energy efficiency. The dual-fuel ship engines are operated 100 percent with LNG liquefied natural gas at sea and in port; provided it is available. When using LNG, emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides are largely avoided. The emission of nitrogen oxides and CO2 emissions are measurably reduced. The device for receiving shore power is also to be commended. Dark exhaust plumes above the chimney system are therefore not visible on AIDAcosma. Further technical improvements were made in the hydrodynamics of the underwater hull, heat recovery and water purification.

Information on the AIDAcosma – data and facts

Model series

Helios class

Commissioning

February 2022

Size:

Length 337 meters; Width 42 meters, draft 8,60 meters

measurement

183.774 GT

Number of decks

20

Machine performance

61.760 MW

Drive power

37.000MW/50.320HP

Power Type

electric, two AziPODs

Speed

21,6 knots

Staterooms

2.732 

passengers

5.464 with double occupancy

Crew

approx. 1.500 employees

Flagge

Italy, home port Genoa

shipyard

Meyer Werft, Papenburg

Godmother

Christina Vogel

Board language

German

Currency on board

Euro

itinerary

AIDAcosma tested cruise practice at the beginning of April 2022 on one of the 7-day “Metropolises from Hamburg” cruise scheduled before the ship’s christening. Port of departure and destination: Hamburg. The ship was steering Southampton, Le Havre and Zeebrugge at. The destination Rotterdam was cancelled. The trip was supported by AIDA Cruises. Our thanks go to the shipping company. With regard to our journalistic independence, we refer to the chapter “We are independent”.

AIDAcosma in everyday cruise life

With the last two new buildings AIDAnova and AIDAcosma, AIDA Cruises present what we believe to be the most successful cruise ships in the current fleet of 13 ships.

Like the AIDAnova, AIDAcosma is a further development of the AIDAprima and AIDAperla introduced in 2016 and 2017. Compared to the two predecessor ships, the ships of the Helios class have increased noticeably in size. Passengers should be able to accept more than 5.000 accompanying adults and many accompanying children during seasonal periods. And they should recognize that AIDA cruise ships are family ships by the shipping company's definition. We "cruised" together with 4.141 passengers, including around 1.300 children of all ages. The time on board gave us the opportunity to get to know AIDAcosma in detail. Our main impressions are:

The brand new ship is in excellent condition.

The cabin service, which is only offered once a day, should meet the needs of AIDA's regular customers. However, we would like to see our cabin steward twice a day.

The variety of restaurants and bars is remarkable and to be commended. There is nothing wrong with the quality and the taste of the food. The service in general also leaves nothing to be desired.

AIDAcosma - culinary delights

AIDAcosma - culinary delights


The range of entertainment, how could it be otherwise with AIDA Cruises, satisfies many tastes. From our point of view, there is a lack of qualitative musical entertainment. These may be late effects of the corona epidemic. We're used to better content from international ships, and we're happy to do without quiz shows.

AIDAcosma - Environment Theatrium

AIDAcosma - Environment Theatrium


AIDA Cruises advertises AIDAcosma as a family ship. And indeed, families with small children, parents and grandparents are not uncommon. We observe a strange behavior of the parents. We cannot understand why unaccompanied small children are romping about in the Theatrium or other public areas at 23:30pm Unaccompanied young children in elevators or on bar stools are no exception. Children's screams fill restaurants and bars. - As far as such behavior is concerned, we recommend that the shipping company take an example from the English sister brand P&O Cruises. Children are also welcome there. After 18:00pm they will only appear if accompanied by an adult.

On the generously dimensioned ship there are no suitable retreats outside of your own cabin to escape the noise.

In times of the rampant omicron variant of the corona virus, we miss compliance with strict rules of conduct. It is true that masks are compulsory in public areas, and the capacities for maintaining distance are reduced in the restaurants. Self-service is standard at the buffets. Those responsible at AIDAcosma are of the opinion that there would only be brief meetings at the self-service buffets. We think that AIDA Cruises - as far as this is concerned - overestimates the consideration of fellow passengers.

Despite the negative points of criticism, we enjoyed our stay on the AIDAcosma. As a cruise ship, it sets standards in every respect.

June 2022

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