(formerly Das Clubschiff
) is the first cruise ship
in the fleet of German cruise company AIDA Cruises
. AIDA Cruises
is claimed to market luxury cruising
for those who prefer active and healthy lifestyles.
was built for Deutsche Seetouristik/Arkona Reisen, and was launched in 1996
under the name Das Clubschiff
. When P&O Cruises
purchased a controlling stake in Arkona Reisen, they transferred the ship out, operating her under the name Aida
. The vessel became part of the new AIDA Cruises
fleet, and was named AIDAcara
after two of its sister ships entered operation, AIDAvita
In 2005, the vessel underwent refits, which increased the number of cabins.
A 1/1200th scale plastic model of the ship made by Revell-Germany is available for around $7.95.