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AIDA reveals Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix roundtrip cruise from Dubai

The German line AIDA Cruises is offering a seven-day roundtrip cruise from Dubai on November 23rd, 2018 aboard its new flagship AIDAprima that will coincide with the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix.

The ‘race package’ for this cruise, which starts at 2,698 euros, includes tickets for two days for the last F1 race of the season, November 24th and 25th, including support races, qualifying and the F1 race.


AIDAprima is the newest and largest ship in the AIDA fleet.

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Concert tickets are also included, with performers Sam Smith and Guns N’Roses headlining.

The price includes air fare from Germany to Dubai. Germany is AIDA Cruises primary cruise market as the line caters almost exclusively to German-speaking cruise passengers.

AIDAprima is the largest cruise ship in the AIDA fleet, and the newest cruise ship ever to be homeported in Dubai.

She will cruise a five month season out of Dubai, visiting Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain on a number of roundtrip cruises that include overnight port calls in Dubai on the first and last nights of each Arabian Gulf cruise.

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The 124,000 ton AIDAprima carries 3,300 passengers and 900 crew and has 18 passenger decks, 15 dining rooms and cafes, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as shops, cafes, and several dozen bars.

AIDAprima is the cruise line’s first attempt at the ‘city at sea’ cruise concept of creating a ship that is a destination in itself. There is something for all passengers aboard AIDAprima, from the busy Beach Club up top to the secluded Lanai Deck down below.

“AIDAprima is the first ship of an entirely new AIDA product family,” explains Costa Group CEO, Michael Thamm. “With creativity and great innovation, our team has managed to implement our high standards in terms of product quality and environmental friendliness in an exemplary and impressive way.”

AIDA Cruises is owned by Carnival Corporation, which manages its European cruise lines under the Costa umbrella.

For our full review on what cruise guests can expect aboard AIDAprima, and what makes her a great addition to the Dubai cruise season line-up for 2018/2019, see our review here.

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