Costa Cruises Installs Funnel on Costa Favolosa

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Photo courtesy Costa Crociere S.p.A

Work is continuing in Fincantieri’s Marghera yard on the construction of the Costa Favolosa, the 15th member of the Costa fleet.  Her funnel was recently installed: the same distinctive yellow funnel with the blue “C” that for over 60 years has graced every vessel in the fleet of Costa Cruises.  Since the establishment of the brand in the 1940s, some 35 ships have sported the iconic Costa funnel.  Like the other 14 members of the fleet currently in service, the Costa Favolosa will fly the Italian flag.

The Costa Favolosa (114,500 gross tonnage and 3,780 total Guests) will enter service in summer 2011.  She will be the first of two sister ships set to join the Costa fleet by 2012.  The Costa Fascinosa, the sister ship of the Costa Favolosa and like her built in Marghera, is scheduled for delivery in spring 2012.

Costa’s fleet expansion program, with five new ships due for delivery between 2009 and 2012, is the largest of its kind in the world.  The Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica were delivered in 2009, while the Costa Deliziosa joined the fleet earlier this year.  The addition of the two sister ships Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa will complete the expansion of the Costa fleet, Europe’s biggest, which by 2012 will be 16-strong with accommodation for 45,000 total Guests.  All five of these ships are built in Italy by Fincantieri, each one with the labor of around 3,000 people, comprising both Fincantieri’s own employees and those of about 500 contracted suppliers, most of which are Italian firms.  In overall terms, from 2000 to 2012 the fleet investment program by the Costa Crociere S.p.A. Group (comprising Costa Cruises as well as the German brand AIDA Cruises and Iberocruceros, which operates mainly for the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets) is worth some $11.5b.

The Costa Favolosa is set to make her debut on a three-day premiere cruise departing from Venice on July 4, 2011, and calling at Dubrovnik and Koper.  This will be followed by her grand inaugural cruise, which leaves Venice on July 7: a 10-day itinerary taking in Israel, Greece and Turkey with stopovers in Bari, Corfu (Greece), Haifa (Israel), Izmir (Turkey) and Dubrovnik (Croatia).  Throughout the 2011 summer season the Costa Favolosa will be offering 7-day cruises from Venice and Bari to Turkey (Istanbul and Izmir), Greece (Olympia) and Croatia (Dubrovnik).

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

China to Add 8 Cruises to Push Tourism in South China Sea

Three State-owned enterprises from the shipping, tourism and construction sectors will cooperate to equip up to eight cruise liners and offer diversified sightseeing

RINA Awards Carnival Maritime with Environmental, Safety

RINA recently awarded Carnival Maritime GmbH ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates.   Now the Carnival Maritime office in Hamburg as well as 26 ships in

40% Cruise Ships Use Outdated Sewage Treatment Plants

ACO Marine has welcomed the findings reported in the Friends of the Earth 2016 Cruise Ship Report Card, the annual survey of cruise shipping’s impact on the environment,

Vessels

Navig8 Acquires Chemical Tanker from STX

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc (the “Company”) (N-OTC: CHEMS), an international shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, today announced that it

Ithaca’s FPF-1 platform to be moved to Stella field

Ithaca Energy Inc. reports that the "FPF-1" floating production facility has completed the required inclination test as planned and departed the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.

Live Fish Carrier Launched at Gondan

At high tide, the vessel “MARTIN SÆLE”, the first Live Fish Carrier built by Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, was successfully launched today. Representatives of the owner of the vessel,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0806 sec (12 req/sec)