The 71,304 tonne AIDAstella was built in 2013. It caters to German-speaking cruisers of varying age groups and is popular with families travelling with kids, thanks to it’s activities and casual style. It has 14 passenger decks and carries 2,194 passengers and 646 crew.
AIDAstella has 1,097 staterooms in a number of different categories, from compact interior cabins to balcony suites. All of the suites/cabins have twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed and small bathrooms with a shower. Some cabins have extra beds to accommodate children and there are interconnected rooms for families.
AIDAstella has three self-service restaurants with open seating: Markt (Market), Weite Welt (Wide World) and Bella Vista for Italian dishes. Other dining options include the Buffalo Steakhouse, Rossini Restaurant (dinner only) and Pizzeria Mare.
The Body & Soul Spa Complex spans two decks with saunas, indoor whirlpool, massage and treatment rooms and relaxation rooms. There is an open-air wellness deck for nude sunbathing, plus a fitness centre and a beauty salon for pedicures, manicures and barber/hairdresser services.
AIDAstella is recommended for families with children. Kids are split into age groups: Seepferdchen (4-6 year olds), Delfine (7-9 year olds), Sharks (10-11 year olds), Orcas (12-13 year olds), and Teens (14-17 year olds). Each age group has a specific playroom and there is an activities program similar to a holiday camp.
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