Costa Cruises continues to expand and renew its fleet of Italian-flagged ships. Construction has begun at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on a new 135,500 GT ship with 2116 staterooms, due to be delivered in 2020 October. Just like its sistership Costa Venezia, the newbuild will be designed specifically for the cruise market in China.
Between 2019-2021, a total of 4 new ships will enter service for the cruise line, with an overall capacity increase of 43%.
Starting in March next year, the fleet innovation programme includes the return to the Mediterranean of Costa Fortuna, a ship that is now operating in Asia, which will sail on one-week cruises from Genoa. At the end of 2019, Costa neoRiviera will be transferred to AIDA Cruises fleet.
In addition, Costa Victoria has been operating in the Mediterranean since March 30, 2018, having undergone renovations worth EUR 11 million, carried out at Marseilles Shipyards. During the next summer, the ship will offer a 7-day itinerary dedicated to the Balearic Islands and Spain.
Under the growth programme, the number of cruise ships in the fleet of Costa will increase to 17 in 2021, in comparison with the current 14.