You might have seen the cruise ships in port on your sailings in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. You know the ones, the ships with lips – right there at the bow. AIDA is part of the Carnival Corp. family of nine cruise lines, and it’s a line that caters almost exclusively to the German cruiser — and it’s especially popular for families.
I sailed for a week on the AIDA’s newest ship, AIDAperla. The ship has a big water park with a ropes course, fast waterslide and lazy river. This area and the small pool at the Beach Club were packed with adults and kids alike having a blast playing in the water together.
My cruise had 4,300 passengers onboard. More than 1,400 were youngsters and teens, and a great many of them were traveling with their grandparents. All signs, menus, entertainment, tours and almost every TV channel are in German. But all crew members speak English, so it’s not hard to navigate things.
As an American, it was quite a different experience than what I am used to from the major cruise lines with which I am most familiar, like
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