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        A'Rosa Cruises was a brand marketed by Seetours of Germany. It was also part of P&O Cruises, and thus in turn part of Carnival Corporation. Formed in 2002, A'Rosa Cruises aimed at the German cruise market. In the original plan, the two sisters Crown Princess <I> and Regal Princess <I> of Princess Cruises would be transferred to the fleet, but only the former really did. The cruise line only had two years of history, as it was merged into AIDA Kreuzfahrten in 2004 and A'Rosa Blu became AIDAblu.

        The atmosphere onboard A'Rosa Cruises was similar to that of AIDA Kreuzfahrten, where informality of cruising was offered.

Former Ship(s)



A'Rosa Blu

Entered Service

1990 July


Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., Monfalcone, Gorizia (Italy)

Original Cost

US$276.8 million


London, The United Kingdom of Great Britain

Gross Tonnage

70285 tons

Length x Beam x Draft

245.6 x 32.3 x 8.2 (m), 805.6 x 105.9 x 26.9 (ft)


20 knots

Passenger Decks


Number of Cabins (Inside/Oceanview/Balcony)

798 (178, 436, 184)

(Standard Occupancy / Full Occupancy)

1596 / 1910

Passenger Space Ratio
(Standard Occupancy / Full Occupancy)

44.04 / 36.80

Total Crew

677, European

Crew per Passenger Ratio
(Standard Occupancy / Full Occupancy)

2.36 / 2.82

Navigation Officers


IMO Number, Call Sign

8521220, VSUJ5

Sister Ships

Pacific Dawn (P&O Cruises Australia)


1990-1990: unnamed (Sitmar Cruises) [planned but never operated]
1990-2002: Crown Princess <I> (Princess Cruises)
2002-2004: A'Rosa Blu (A'Rosa Cruises)
2004-2007: AIDAblu <I> (AIDA Kreuzfahrten)
2007-2009: Ocean Village Two (Ocean Village)
2009- : Pacific Jewel (P&O Cruises Australia)

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