Huge cruise ship docks in Liverpool for the first time in three years

Another stunning ship can be seen at the Liverpool Cruise Terminal this weekend, on her first visit since 2019.

The German-owned and operated cruise ship AIDAaura is currently on a cruise that started in Hamburg. The 14 day trip includes Dover, Portland, Dublin, Fishguard, followed by an overnight stay in Liverpool, then Fort William, Belfast, Honfleur and back to Hamburg.

Guests on board will of course have the pleasure of seeing Liverpool at their peak, as the tour takes place during the Champions League weekend.

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The £350million passenger ship has been in service since April 2003. The 665ft vessel is painted with distinctive colored eyes on its bow – a traditional sailing custom designed to help keep a ship on track and keep it from wandering off.

AIDAaura’s gross tonnage is 42,289. It is operated by German cruise line AIDA Cruises and has 12 decks in total.

The AIDAaura is powered by a diesel-electric engine and has a top speed of 19.4 knots. In total, it can accommodate 1,300 passengers, who are supported during their trip by a crew of 418 people.

A spokesperson for AIDA Cruises said: “Captain Carsten Waetge and his crew are looking forward to guests and this trip. After a stopover at the shipyard in April, they have used the last few weeks extensively to prepare the ship for the guests.”

AIDAaura’s last visit to Liverpool was in August 2019.