AIDA Cruises orders another club ship

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MEYER WERFT builds tenth ship for German market leader

Papenburg, 12 August 2010 - The well-known cruise operator AIDA Cruises has ordered another club ship from MEYER WERFT. The cooperation between the Rostock-based cruise company and MEYER WERFT started as early as in 2004. The new ship will be number ten in the AIDA fleet and will be delivered in spring 2013. All told, it will then be the seventh ship built by MEYER WERFT.

The new 71,300-gt ship belonging to the AIDAblu class is 252 m long and 32.20 m wide. 2,192 passengers can be accommodated on board, who will be taken care of by a crew of 661.

"I am very happy that we can continue our successful and innovative partnership with Carnival, Costa and AIDA", said Bernard Meyer, managing partner of MEYER WERFT. "When two highly innovative partners work together, this is for the most part bound to be successful. The AIDA ships are very well received by the German passengers and guarantee a sustainable growth", he added.

AIDA Cruises is the leader in the German cruise market. At MEYER WERFT another two ships are currently still under construction. They will join the fleet in 2011 and 2012.

Foto: Artist Impression of the newbuilding