A GIGANTIC new cruise ship that expense a staggering $one.one billion to construct has taken to the significant seas for the 1st time, and it is unquestionably turning heads.
The most up-to-date Carnival vessel is decked out in a relatively appealing style — a enormous smiling encounter with daring crimson lips is painted on the entrance. It also has a weird identify — AIDAnova — which is a considerably cry from the company’s common monikers these types of as Legend, Triumph, Spirit and Magic.
At 337m extended, it is the fifth-most important ship in the environment. Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is presently the premier on the earth, at 362m and it can squeeze on a handful a lot more travellers (80, to be exact).
The ship weighs a whopping 184,000 tonnes and functions 23 bars, 17 dining places, a beach front club, floating Tv set studio, theatre, drinking water slides, a rock climbing wall and an outside fitness center.
And for the rich, there is a large shock in the Penthouse Suite which extends around two decks and has robotic team.
But maybe the coolest factor about this vessel is some thing travellers cannot seriously see, and it arrives as the most important shock. It is made to be kinder to the ecosystem, and as a substitute of jogging on diesel it is driven by liquefied organic fuel, which is a environment-1st.
Far more than 25,000 individuals flocked to the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Friday for the vessel’s christening ceremony, which highlighted DJ David Guetta.
In mid-September the ship will head to Eemshaven in the Netherlands to go through sea trials and a closing outfitting, just before remaining sent to the cruise line on November 15 in Germany.
It is scheduled to make its inaugural voyage on December two, from Germany to the Canary Islands.
Below, she will stay for the relaxation of the year.