After five years, luxury cruise ship “Aida” returned to Heraklion on Sunday morning, carrying 1.400 passengers.
AIDAvita is the second ship in AIDA Cruises’ fleet. AIDAvita was built in 2002 by the German shipyard Aker MTW in Wismar. She is identical to AIDAaura.
Also, cruise ship “Celestyal Olympia” docked to Heraklion port, carrying 1.600 passengers.
MS Celestyal Olympia is a cruise ship owned by the Cyprus-based Celestyal Cruises, formally Louis Cruise Lines. In April 2012 she was named Louis Olympia after operating as the Thomson Destiny for Thomson Cruises.
She was built in 1982 at Wärtsilä Hietalahti shipyard in Helsinki, Finland for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as MS Song of America. Between 1999 and 2004 she sailed for Sun Cruises as MS Sunbird.
She was previously under charter to the United Kingdom-based Thomson Cruises up until April 2012 as the MS Thomson Destiny. She has since sailed for Louis Cruises as MS Louis Olympia, and as MS Celestyal Olympia since 2014.