Carnival Orders Two New Ships

Carnival Corp. on June 12 ordered two cruise ships for its European brands, as well as an option for a third vessel. It has ordered a 68,500-ton ship for AIDA Cruises, based in Rostock, Germany, that will be built by Germany's Meyer Werft yard and be delivered in spring 2010. It also ordered a 92,700-ton ship for Genoa-based Costa Crociere, as well as an option for a sister ship, both to be built by Italy's Fincantieri shipyard. The first ship is scheduled to enter service in spring 2009; if Carnival exercises the option, the second ship will enter service in fall 2010. Visit [www.carnival.com].

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