AIDA Cruises: Building Schools for a Better Future

Traveling, exploring the world, and doing good at the same time: AIDA Cruises has been following this approach with its charitable initiative, “AIDA Cruise & Help,” since 2019. On board the fleet, frequent charitable activities are organized.

What’s new is that since mid-2023, each AIDA ship has been responsible for its very own partner project. The strong commitment of guests and crew has paved the way for the construction of four more schools, taking the projects from number 47 to 50.

During its recent voyages, AIDAperla collected donations, for example, for a new kindergarten, including a pre-school facility with a spacious playground for about 30 children in the Namibian village of Oruhona. On board AIDAaura, AIDAbella, and AIDAdiva, donations were raised for three new special schools in the villages of Kandukur, Chinna Hothur, and C. Kodigipalli in southeastern India. These schools can be built in the coming months and will provide a safe place for education for a total of 150 girls and boys in the future.

“Education is the key to a more peaceful world, and every time we can build another school, it’s an unforgettable moment. Many thanks to all our colleagues and the generous donations from our guests who come together to form the big AIDA family in this social commitment,” says Entertainment Manager Tobias Klaus. He has witnessed the great commitment of guests and crew during his recent assignments on AIDAdiva and AIDAperla.

“AIDA Cruise & Help” has been consolidating all of AIDA Cruises’ charitable projects since 2019. Alongside its long-term partner, the FLY & HELP foundation, the initiative is committed to supporting better educational opportunities in emerging and developing countries, improving the future prospects of children and young people in the poorest parts of the world.

More information about the efforts of “AIDA Cruise & Help” and details on how to donate are available online at

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Gabriele Bassi