AIDAsol Goes Down the River
|AIDAsol left Meyer Werft Friday morning (March 11, 2011) traveling backwards down Ems River accompanied by two tugboats.|
|Thanks to the excellent weather conditions, the ship was able to average a speed of 1.5 knots for the journey.|
|All along the route local people came to the
riverbanks to watch the ship make the precarious journey. A weekday
transit is rather unusual, so the numbers were smaller than normal. The
conveyance was moved up a day to take advantage the better weather, and
it paid off with a total time for the trip of just nine and a half hours.
AIDAsol will be christened in Kiel on April 9, and enter service the next day.
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