Due to enter service in 2019, the newbuild will be the first Costa ship constructed and designed specifically for Chinese passengers.
The 135,500 GT Costa Venezia will feature 2,116 passenger cabins able to accommodate a total of 5,260 guests. The design of the vessel will be dedicated to Venice city.
A 2nd ship specially designed for Chinese passengers, sister to Costa Venezia, is due to be delivered by Fincantieri 2020.
Costa Cruises' new ships for Asia will be the 13th and 14th built in Italy by Fincantieri, with a total investment of more than EUR 6 billion.
After the arrival of Costa Venezia, the cruise company will reposition Costa Fortuna back to the Mediterranean.