A fireworks display above the Majorcan port opened the christening ceremony which was held within a charity event.
The 48,200 GT vessel, previously named Costa neoRiviera, was built in France in 1999. The cruise ship underwent a EUR 50 million (USD 55 million) conversion into AIDA Selection vessel at San Giorgio del Porto in Genoa from October 30 to November 28, 2019.
After it was named, the 216-meter-long ship embarked on a welcome cruise in the Mediterranean. The maiden voyage until December 4 will take the new Selection ship to Sète in the south of France, the Catalan metropolis of Barcelona, and back to Palma de Mallorca.
During its premiere season, the ship will be setting a course for Southern Africa. From May to September 2020, AIDAmira will be departing from Corfu on new routes in the Eastern Mediterranean.