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The AIDAluna: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

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AIDA Cruise Line's AIDAluna is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the AIDAluna.

Trans-American Cruise

The AIDAluna takes trips around northern Europe as well as trans-American cruises. The trans-American cruises make stops in New York City; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and St. John's, Newfoundland.

Passenger Ship

The AIDAluna is a modern passenger ship with the largest floating spa in the world. There are plenty of entertainment and relaxation opportunities for passengers on the ship.

Special Features

Special features on the AIDAluna include its large spa, an athletic program and child care. The Body and Soul fitness center allows passengers to work with or without professional trainers. There are special sports classes for kids and teens. German is the official language used on AIDA ships.

Accommodations

There are cabins and suites available on the AIDAluna. Many rooms have balconies, and all rooms are furnished with warm colors and teak wood. Suites are available for families cruising with children.

Cost

A 14-day North American cruise on the AIDAluna is listed at $1,549 per person. This includes a room with a view of the ocean. The trip includes stops in New York, Miami and the Bahamas.

Excursions

A recommended AIDAluna excursion is the Caribbean. Passengers can sip rum punch, relax on the beach or take a tour. Stops include the Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands and Venezuela.

Dining Experience

There are buffet and a la carte restaurants on the AIDAluna. In addition to the restaurants that are included in the price of a cruise, there are three restaurants that charge extra. There is Rossini, an Italian restaurant, a steakhouse and a sushi bar.

Maiden Voyage

The AIDAluna started its maiden voyage March 22, 2009. The ship sailed from Hamburg, Germany, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the AIDAluna.

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A peek inside a spa suite on the AIDAluna.

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