AIDA Cruises coming to South Africa for first time in 2018

AIDA Cruises, the largest cruise company in Germany and part of the mammoth Carnival Corporation, has announced a second world cruise as part of its new AIDA Selection program.

The cruise line’s second ever World Cruise, will see several dozen ports of call added to the line’s cruise itineraries for the first time ever, these include South Africa, Namibia, Melbourne, Tasmania and the South Seas archipelago of Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia.

The World Cruise will depart in late 2018, with AIDAaura following in the wake of AIDAcara’s first cruise around the world, which sets sail on October 17, 2017.

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AIDAaura’s route over 117 days will take her to 41 ports in 20 countries on four continents.

From Hamburg, AIDAaura will sail to South America visiting destinations such as Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Santiago de Chile (Chile).

The ship will then sail to Easter Island and on to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa and Fiji. The voyage also includes stops in Sydney, Tasmania, Perth (Australia), Madagascar, South Africa and Namibia.

A full itinerary will be released in due course, according to the cruise line.

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