Carnival Corp has sold AIDA’s ‘AIDAcara’ to undisclosed interests.
She marks the 19th cruise ship sold from the Carnival brand in the wake of the pandemic.
‘AIDAcara’ was AIDA’s original cruise ship, delivered almost 25 years ago. With a capacity of 1,186 pax, more recently, she had operated longer cruises to unique destinations.
In addition to her sale,Carnival has also also switched a newbuilding slot at Meyer Werft in Germany from AIDA to Carnival Cruise Line.
This slot was reserved to build a third LNG-fuelled AIDA cruise ship, due for delivery in 2023, which would have been a sister ship to ‘AIDAnova’ and ’AIDAcosma’.
Carnival’s Costa Cruises will also transfer ‘Costa Magica’ to Carnival Cruise Line next year. She has a capacity of 2,700 pax and was built at Fincantieri having been delivered in 2004 and is based on a Carnival Cruise Line design.
Meanwhile, the former Hong Kong casino ship ‘Starry Metropolis’ was beached at Alang on 14th June for recycling.
She was one of a series of Russian ro-ros converted to cruise ships and entered service in 1976 as the ‘Kareliya’. She was also named ‘Leonid Brezhnev’ during her Russian ownership.