The AIDAperla will debut for AIDA Cruises this summer in Southern Europe, and the new ship recently left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan on sea trials, a set of performance tests for the newbuild.

The ship will launch service from Palma de Mallorca on July 1, 2017, sailing week-long cruises from Palma to Barcelona, also calling on Civitavecchia, Corsica and Livorno.

In September the AIDAperla picks up her previously announced itinerary sailing four different cruise routes in the Western Mediterranean. Two deployment options will leave from Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona; sailing to Corsica, Livorno and Civitavecchia in addition to Mallorca.

AIDAperla then moves to Northern Europe for summer 2018, picking up the AIDAprima’s previous route, turning in Hamburg with calls in Southampton, Le Havre, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.