Costa Cruises has taken delivery of the 5200-passenger liner Costa Firenze from the Italian shipyard Fincantieri. According to Costa Group's CEO Michael Thamm, the delivery of the 135,000 GT vessel was a “sign of hope” for the cruise industry.
The interior design of the ship is a celebration of Florence, the cradle of Renaissance art and culture. All public areas reflect a Florentine square or street. Gastronomic delights are based on Mediterranean cuisine, with 7 restaurants and 13 bars.
Costa Firenze is part of the line's development plan that includes 7 new ships to be delivered for Costa Group by 2023, for an investment of over EUR 6 billion. Costa Firenze is the 4th of the new ships to be delivered with 3 more to come.
Costa Firenze is designed to be environment-friendly and she was acknowledged as so by the international certification organization RINA with Green Star 3, a notation covering all the main aspects of a vessel's environmental impact.
Costa Firenze will first sail in the Mediterranean next year, operating a pair of different week-long itineraries in the Western Mediterranean. Available from February 28, 2021, the first itinerary visits Genoa (Milan), La Spezia, Naples, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille. The second itinerary is available from May through October 2021 and includes Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Ibiza, Barcelona, Marseille.