January 19, 2005

AIDAcara to be modernized

Carnival Corporation's German market unit, AIDA Cruises has awarded Neptun Stahlbau GmbH, Rostock, Germany, a Euros 2.5 million ($3.25 million) order for repairs and modernization of the 1996-built AIDAcara.

The modernization includes fitting 44 cabins with balconies and enlarging the restaurant. In addition, the bridge wings will be fitted with 1.8 m extensions to improve visibilityduring berthing maneuvers.

The Rostock yard is a sister company of Meyer Werft, Papenburg, which has a Euros 630 million contract for AIDA's next two newbuildings.



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