Costa Cruises has announced the naming ceremony for new flagship, Costa Fascinosa, will take place in Savona on May 6th 2012.
The 16th member of Costa Cruises’ fleet is currently being fitted out at Fincantieri-operated Marghera shipyard.
Together with her sister ship, Costa Favolosa, she will be the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag.
The announcement was made by Costa Crociere chairman Pier Luigi Foschi during Costa Favolosa’s first call at Savona.
Costa Fascinosa will be the first cruise ship to be inaugurated in the Ligurian port city, and the event will take place during Costa Fascinosa’s first vernissage cruise of the ship, departing from Venice on May 2nd 2012.
The naming event will be staged with the support of the Port Authority of Savona, the local Chamber of Commerce, the Municipality of Savona, the Savona Provincial Administration and the Liguria Regional Administration.
Costa Cruises has invested around €510 million in Costa Fascinosa.
After Costa Fascinosa, Costa Cruises plans to add another cruise ship to their fleet, to be built in the Marghera yard.
The new ship - 132,500 gross tonnage and 4,928 total guests - is scheduled for delivery in October 2014.
Since 2000, Costa Cruises has ordered a total of 10 new ships from Fincantieri’s Italian shipyards, with a total investment worth more than €5 billion.