Another AIDA order for Lloyd Werft

'AIDAcara' is to dock at Lloyd Werft in October 'AIDAcara' is to dock at Lloyd Werft in October

A second cruise ship from AIDA Cruises was scheduled to dock at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven in October. The 'AIDAcara' called 7 October to 13 October following 'AIDAbella' which was at the yard in April.

Built in Finland in 1996, AIDAcara will undergo class and maintenance work. Lloyd Werft Board Chairman Rüdiger Pallentin said the order marked not only "the success of our efforts to win AIDA as a customer, but also proof of the good work we have already completed". Mainly technical work is on the cards for the latest ship’s 13-day stay in Bremerhaven.

The "AIDAcara" is 193.3m long, 27.6m wide and of 38,557gt. When she was built in 1996 she was the first ship in AIDA’s new Club Ship cruise shipping concept. Since then AIDA Cruises claims to have become the market leader in German cruise shipping. In 2012 the company carried about 633,000 passengers on a fleet of 10 ships.

During her stay, the Bremerhaven shipyard will carry out technical work on AIDAcara including conservation, tank cleaning, gearing and rudder work, gangway weight tests and seacock inspection. AIDA Cruises personnel will themselves organise conversion and renewal work in the passenger areas.

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