Carnival splashes out on ships

The world's largest cruise ship company, Carnival Corporation, has ordered three new ships for two of its European brands. Carnival Corporation agreed to pay nearly £485m for one 132,500-ton vessel for its Costa Cruises brand and two 125,000-ton ships that total £792m for its AIDA Cruises brand based in Germany. The ships will be the largest ever constructed for these two cruise lines.