The delivery date for Costa Cruises new flagship, the 114,500gt Costa Fascinosa, will be on May 5, 2012. The 3,800 passenger capacity ship will be delivered to Costa at the Venice Passenger Terminal.
The ship which was built at the Marghera Yard, has successfully completed her sea trials, passing a series of running tests on her systems, machinery and engines. She will be officially handed over to Costa Cruises by the builder, Fincantieri, the day before her Vernissage cruise.
On May 6, the vessel will set sail from Venice bound for Slovenia, Trieste and Croatia on a cruise hosting the 19th edition of the Champions of the Sea, an annual event celebrating Costa Cruises top travel agent partners. On May 11, the ship will depart from Venice once again, this time on her inaugural cruise, a 10-day itinerary taking in Greece, Israel and Turkey. For the rest of the 2012 summer season (until the end of November), the Costa Fascinosa will be operating on 7-day cruises from Venice and Bari to Greece and Croatia.
The total investment made is worth 510 million Euros. The construction of the ship involved the labour of around 3,000 shipyard workers plus a further 7,000 people employed by about 500 contracted suppliers, most of which were Italian companies.
Source Timsen @ Vesseltracker
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Topic: Costa Cruises New Flagship
26th April 2012, 10:09 PM #1
Costa Cruises New Flagship
I bet they will struggle to sell those 3,800 berths given the bad 'Concordia' publicity.