Cruise ship christening ceremony in the home port of Hamburg to highlight this year’s Hamburg Port Anniversary
Young actress Emma Schweiger will christen AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, as part of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary on May 7, 2016. The German cruise company made the announcement on March 11, 2016, during the ITB in Berlin. Emma Schweiger greeted all guests via video message. The 13-year-old has already captivated millions of people with roles in hit movies such as Rabbit Without Ears (Keinohrhasen), Rabbit Without Ears 2 (Zweiohrküken), Kokowääh and Head Full of Honey (Honig im Kopf).
“Emma is perfect for the role of AIDAprima godmother. She is an unparalleled embodiment of the young, fresh, unconventional attitude towards life that the AIDA brand stands for. With her naturalness and zest for life, she is a delight to many people in Germany
, regardless of their age,” said Felix Eichhorn President AIDA Cruises.
“I am so happy to have the chance to be godmother of this super cool ship. I think that no matter your age, everybody should be able to do what they think is most fun especially on vacation – without stress and obligations. And that is exactly what I can do on AIDAprima,” Schweiger said.
AIDA Cruises will present its new flagship AIDAprima as the main sponsor of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary from May 5-8, 2016.
AIDAprima will enter the Hamburg port accompanied
by sister ship AIDAaura in the early morning hours on May 7, 2016. For port anniversary visitors, who would like to see AIDAprima up close, AIDA Cruises is offering a free shuttle boat from Binnenhafen Süd [South Inland Port] (floating pier near Baumwall) to the berth at the Steinwerder Cruise Center on the day of the christening.
At about 8 p.m., AIDAprima will leave the Steinwerder Cruise Center for the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, where it will heave to before joining AIDAaura in front of the Harbor Piers (Landungsbrücken) for the christening ceremony.
At exactly 10 p.m. a light show on board AIDAprima will usher in the christening ceremony. Emma Schweiger accompanied by Captain Detlef Harms will christen AIDAprima at about 10:15 p.m. The subsequent AIDA fireworks display will turn the night sky over the Elbe into a glittering sea of color.
After a little cruise around the harbor, AIDAprima will bid farewell to Hamburg and the city’s guests and set off on a seven-day voyage to the most beautiful cities in Western Europe.