Tampa is about to meet the happiest looking ships in the cruise industry. AIDA Cruises has announced that they will soon begin sailing from Tampa beginning in 2014.
For the Germany based, smiling cruise line, this will be the first time an AIDA ship will sail year round from a North American port. Beginning in December 2014, AIDA will base the AIDAvita in Tampa, sailing western Caribbean cruises through 2015. In 2015, the AIDAmar will take over the sailings until 2016.
AIDA is now the fifth cruise line to base a ship at the Port of Tampa.