The images have all been shots we have taken in, on or of cruise ships in our travels. Most we’ve actually traveled on – but a couple were passing us by (or, in this case, we passed above it!)
This is the AIDAbella, moored in Singapore in January 2016.
My wife, my sister and I were in Singapore and took a cable-car from Mt Faber, through an office tower, and across to Sentosa Island. (Yes, I did say through an office tower. You literally go THROUGH a high-rise building!)
Anyway, as we crossed the Harborfront Centre Cruise Ship terminal, on a showery Friday, we spotted the AIDAbella below us.
Now, we’d seen the AIDAbella before: she came into port at Malaga, Spain about 30 minutes after we did on the MSC Musica in April 2015 – but we’d never seen her from this angle 🙂
Built just seven years earlier, this Sphinx class ship normally carries about two thousand passengers, although it could carry 2500, with a crew of 650 – and uses a lot of state-of-the-art technology to reduce costs.
Operated by the German arm of Carnival Cruises (under the executive control of Italy’s Costa cruises, the bella (note – all AIDA ships have lower-case names following the all-capital AIDA prefix) is designed as a seagoing club resort.
That means it has amenities and facilities designed for younger, German passengers.
Why do I mention this? Well, our picture today is from midships forward.
Had it been a more sunny day, and had I shown a shot of the rear of the vessel, you may well have spotted the nude sunbathing area.
But I didn’t – so you can’t 🙂
(And yes, I have checked the rest of the pictures I took that afternoon – no ‘Naked Germans Of The Week’, as the old EuroTrash program would have called them.)