Seen departing from Greenock after her first visit to the port, Aida Cruises' AIDAaura is an improved version of AIDAcara, which visited the Clyde last year. Built in Germany by Aker MTW at Wismar, she was completed for the German company in 2003. The 203-metre long ship, which can carry up to 1,582 passengers, was on a cruise around the British Isles. Like other ships in the Aida fleet, she is aimed firmly at the German cruise market. She is 42,289 gross tons, and is due to make a number of other visits to Greenock this summer.