The ships of Aida Cruises have smart, contemporary profiles that are quiete well proportioned, and each has a swept-back funnel and wedge-shaped stern. The bow displays the red lips. As well as the blue eyes, of Aida (from Verdi’s opera, written to commemorate
the opening of the Suez Canal in 1871). Aida Cruises is part of Costa Cruises, which itself part of the giant Carnival Corporation.
AIDAcara in Lisbon, Portugal on May 15, 2010. Photo: Dex Sularte
|Cruise Line:||AIDA Cruises|
|Entered Service:||June 1996|
|Original Cost:||DM 300 million|
|Builder:||Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Finland)|
|Former names:||Aida, das Clubschiff|
|Gross Tonnage||38,557 tons|
Extracted from the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2010 http://www.berlitzpublishing.com/
A very successful multi-ship brand belonging to the Carnival Corporation known in German speaking countries for its uber-casual cruising.