Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mitsubishi Lays Keel for First AIDA Vessel

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries laid the keel for the first of two ships Carnival's AIDA brand has on order from the Japanese yard. The event took place at Mitsubishi's Nagasaki yard last Sunday (June 30, 2013) with top Carnival, AIDA and Mitsubishi executives in attendance.

The first block of the new ship is lowered into place in the dry dock at Mitsubishi's Nagasaki yard.

The ships will each carry approximately 3,300 passengers and be sized at 124,500 gross tons, making them the largest ever constructed for AIDA. The ships are scheduled for delivery in March 2015 and March 2016.The ships are still unnamed.

A rendering of the Mitsubishi vessel.