Italy: Costa Cruises and Fincantieri have hosted a ceremony for the technical launch of the ‘Costa Deliziosa’ at the Marghera yard.
‘The ‘Costa Deliziosa’, the 15th ship of Costa’s fleet with a total tonnage of 92,700DWT and a capacity of 2,828 passengers, is scheduled to be delivered at the end of January 2010, after completing the interior fitting out operations. Along with her sister ship, the ‘Costa Luminosa’, she will be the fleet’s flagship. The ‘Costa Deliziosa’s’ technical launch ceremony was carried out according to seafaring tradition. The launch ended with the welding of a coin at the base as a traditional gesture of good luck. The ‘Costa Deliziosa’ will be the third new Costa ship delivered by the Fincantieri group of yards in less than one year. The ‘Costa Luminosa’, also built at Marghera, will be delivered at the end of April 2009, while the ‘Costa Pacifica’, built at the Genova-Sestri Ponente yards, will be delivered at the end of May 2009.