AIDAcara deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Each of the AIDAcara cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on AIDAcara staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
ms AIDAcara (built 1996 as “ms Clubschiff”, last refurbished in 2016) is the first (oldest) and among the tree smallest AIDA cruise ships – followed by AIDAvita and AIDAaura. A major refit in 2005 increased the vessel’s passenger capacity. In 2009, the ship was redesigned to resemble the new Sphinx-class AIDA ships. The 2013 refurbishment upgraded the amenities in all cabins, all public spaces were extensively renovated, carpets and furniture were replaced. The ship’s owner is Costa Cruises (Carnival Corporation’s brand line, under the management of Carnival UK /group of companies). The ship’s operator is the German cruise line AIDA Kreutzfahrten.
AIDAcara cruise ship deck plan has a total of 590 cabins for 1180 passengers (max occupancy is 1339 guests) served by 370 crew/staff. The ship has 9 passenger accessible decks, with 3 restaurants, 6 bars and lounges (no casino and conference room), 1 swimming pool, 1 jacuzzi, 5 elevators.
Complimentary dining options (included in AIDAcara cruise prices) are the buffets Markt, and Calypso. At additional charge is the Rossini restaurant (reservation-only). At the ship’s buffet restaurants, wine and beer are complimentary for lunch and dinner.
AIDAcara deck plan changes 2016 refurbishment review
The ship's last drydock refurbishment was in 2016 (January 26-February 6) done in Cadiz Spain by NAVANTIA Shiprepairs.
- At the NAVANTIA shipyard were performed routine maintenance works.
- All passenger cabins were renovated
- New carpeting (around 1800 m2) was laid in public areas.
- The ship's hull and superstructure were repainted (over 12000 m2 surface area above and below waterline).
- Re-designed were Pool Bar (deck 10), and Calypso Bar (deck 9). Outdoor seating area was added on Deck 9. Anytime Bar (disco on deck 11) was refurbished and its dancefloor redesigned.
- The ship's Gym (deck 9) received new equipment (including cardioscan diagnosis).
- AIDA Store (deck 8) now sells the clothing brand GAASTRA. The jewelry area was redesigned, now selling the Danish brand Bering.
- A new height-adjustable photo kiosk was added to the digital stations at the Photoshop (deck 8).
Cruise ship Pepper robots
An innovative AIDA and Costa Cruises program implemented latest cyborg technology fleetwide. Humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on dining (restaurants, bars), entertainment (lounges, scheduled events, presentations, promotions) and Costa Cruises shore excursions and tours (offered in ports of call along the cruise ship itinerary).
These robots (named “Pepper”) are able to communicate in 3 different languages (English, German, Italian), to move fluidly and even to interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and face expressions.
Designed by the companies ALDEBARAN and SoftBank, the Pepper robot was launched in Japan (June 2014) as the world’s first “emotional” robot. The machine's main statistics are:
- height 120 cm / 4 ft
- weight 28 kg / 62 pounds
- 3x wheels (omnidirectional)
- 17x joints
- 1x 3D depth sensor
- 2x HD cameras
- 4x microphones
- touch sensors (in its head and hands)
- a 10-inch (25 cm) touch screen
The new technology was first tested on the AIDAstella ship where Pepper learned to engage with passengers and crew. The first set of robots were introduced on Costa Diadema and AIDAprima in April 2016. By the end of summer 2016, Pepper robots were added on all AIDA and Costa ships.
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