71,300-Ton Ship Ordered for AIDA
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has ordered a 71,300-ton cruise ship for its AIDA Cruises brand, which caters exclusively to the German-speaking market. The newbuild order is subject to financing and other customary closing conditions. It marks the seventh new ship that the German cruise operator has ordered in the past six years. The 2,192-passenger vessel, which will be built at Germany’s Meyer Werft at an approximate all-in cost of €150,000 per lower berth, is scheduled to enter service in spring 2013.