Costa Cruises has received its Costa Diadema ship after Fincantieri finished building the vessel.
Constructed at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, the vessel will be the flagship of the Costa fleet. The company has invested 550 million euros in the construction of the highly advanced ship.
Around 1,000 shipyard workers and 2,500 subcontractors have contributed to the work, along with around 400 contracted suppliers.
The Costa Diadema is the 12th cruise ship built in Italy by Fincantieri for Costa Diadema and the total investment is more than five billion euros. The vessel weighs 132,500 gross tonnes and is more than 300 metres long and 37 metres wide.
It also has a total of 1,862 guest cabins and will offer a range of Italian lifestyle, entertainment, gastronomy and hospitality. The ship’s interior design has been made to be cosier, roomier and more contemporary.
As well as this, the vessel offers large, split-level rooms that directly overlook the sea, helping to create the atmosphere of an Italian seaside resort.
Once the ship is delivered, Costa Diadema will sail from Venice on October 30th before reaching Trieste, where the vernissage cruise will begin on November 1st and call at Dubrovnik, Corfu, Malta and Naples before ending in Genoa on November 7th when it will be christened.
Giuseppe Bono, chief executive officer of Fincantieri S.p.A. said: “Costa Diadema is the 44th cruise ship we have built since 2002, the 12th cruise ship we have built for our friends from Costa Crociere.
“This is thus a very special occasion to us and we are very proud to present the latest result of the Italian excellence, which confirms our leading position in ship design and construction for the cruise sector, a sector without parallel in terms of technological complexity and competitiveness.”
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