Lena Gercke christens AIDAperla in Palma de Mallorca

The big moment finally arrived at 10:30 p.m. on June 30, 2017: Model and presenter Lena Gercke christened the 12th member of the AIDA fleet with the name “AIDAperla.”

An imposing music and light show, followed by a dazzling firework transformed the night sky above the harbor and the old town of Palma de Mallorca into a glittering ocean of color. In keeping with recent AIDA christening tradition, AIDAperla was accompanied by her sister ship AIDAaura.

All over Germany cruise fans watched the christening live on the Internet, on the AIDA social media channels and on board of all AIDA ships.

Some of the first people to extend their congratulations were celebrities such as model and godmother of AIDAluna Franziska Knuppe, Thore Schölermann, host of the christening party of AIDAperla, or “The Voice of Germany” winners Jamie-Lee and Tay Schmedtmann.

The big surprise of the evening: the Irish artist Rea Garvey wowed the around 3,000 guests on board with an hour-long secret concert and launched the countdown to the christening.

Afterwards, guests partied on board in the Beach Club and many other party locations into the early hours of the morning. Sixth-season winner Tay Schmedtmann, Jamie-Lee – who not only won the 5th season of “The Voice of Germany” in 2015 but also represented Germany in 2016 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with her hit “Ghost” – along with other participants in the 2016 finale of the popular talent show delighted guests with their performances. Earlier on in the afternoon, just like Tay and Jamie-Lee, singer-songwriter Boris Alexander Stein and blues rock musician Marc Amacher had already created an excellent atmosphere on board with their solo shows.

Current texts, images and TV footage relating to the AIDAperla christening are available at http://www.image.net/aidaperla_taufe

(AIDA Cruises)