AIDAcara departing from Helsinki.
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|Builder:||Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard (Finland)|
|Cost:||DM 300 million|
|Launched:||16 February 1996|
|In service:||June 1996|
|Length:||634.2 ft (193.30 m)|
|Beam:||90.5 ft (27.58 m)|
|Draft:||20.3 ft (6.19 m)|
|Decks:||11 total, 9 passenger|
|Installed power:||2 diesel-electric[clarification needed] (21,720 kW)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
AIDAcara was built for Deutsche Seetouristik/Arkona Reisen as a Clubschiff (Club Ship), and was launched in 1996 under the name AIDA. When P&O Cruises purchased a controlling stake in Arkona Reisen in 1999, they transferred the ship, and it became part of the new AIDA Cruises fleet, and was named AIDAcara, after two of its sister ships entered operation, AIDAvita and AIDAaura.
In 2005, the vessel underwent refits, which increased the number of cabins.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to AIDAcara.|
- Official AIDAcara website (in German)
- "AIDAcara (90705)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Germanischer Lloyd. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Deck Plans
- "AIDAcara (9112789)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
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