Costa Cruises takes delivery of new Costa Diadema from Fincantieri

28 October 2014 (Last Updated October 28th, 2014 18:30)

Cruise ship operator Costa Cruises has received its fifteenth ship Costa Diadema from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

Cruise ship operator Costa Cruises has received its fifteenth ship Costa Diadema from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

The vessel was constructed at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera under a contract worth €550m and will be the new flagship of Costa Cruises fleet.

The project involved around 1,000 shipyard workers along with a further 2,500 subcontractors and about 400 contracted suppliers.

"Costa Diadema is 300m-long and 37m-wide featuring 1,862 guest cabins and offers Italian lifestyle." 

Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono 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."

Costa Diadema is 300m-long and 37m-wide featuring 1,862 guest cabins and offers Italian lifestyle, entertainment, gastronomy and hospitality.

At 132,500gt, the new vessel provides large, split-level rooms that provide a direct view of the sea.

On 30 October, Costa Diadema will start sailing from Venice to Trieste and begin its cruise on 1 November. The vessel will reach Genoa on 7 November for the official naming ceremony and later will be deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.

Recently, Fincantieri launched a super-luxury cruise ship Le Lyrial, constructed for French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant (Bridgepoint Group).