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To keep up with the demands of travelers planning future expeditions, Carnival Cruises announced this August to build three new boats - one for its Costa Cruise Line and the other two for its AIDA Cruises brand.
Pending financial approval, the Costa vessel is scheduled to be completed and integrated into the company's scheduled routes in 2014. This ship will take the place of one of its older boats, the Costa Marina, which is being retired out of circulation in late 2011.
The boats, each of which will hold 3,200 passengers will be welcomed to AIDA's line-up in 2016. Officials of Carnival Cruises expect these boats will rival the success of ships it previously ordered for Princess Cruises in 2004. All these boats are built under contracts with the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries , according to the cruise line.
Currently, the two brands under Carnival Cruises handle more than 100 ships. According to the business' websites, Costa offers trips throughout the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and an array of other destinations, while AIDA Cruises is based in Germany and provides vacations throughout Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.