Costa Cruises has revealed the name of its next new vessel as Costa Venezia which will be purpose-built for the Chinese market.
The Carnival owned cruise line has announced details on its next new cruise ship which is arriving in 2019. We already knew the Vista-class cruise ship will be purpose-built for the Chinese market and now Costa has also revealed the ships name as Costa Venezia.
Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia, said:
“Costa Cruises is thrilled to have a new ship that is built to offer the best experience to Chinese consumers”
“The Costa Venezia demonstrates our strong commitment and confidence in the world’s fastest growing cruise market. Her arrival in 2019 will further enhance our offerings for Chinese guests to reinforce our leading position in China.”
The name was announced at the ships coin ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The ceremony is traditional in the industry where a special coin is placed within the ships hull to bring good luck to her. This is just one of several major construction milestones of Costa Venezia.
Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Group Asia, said:
“With the Costa Venezia, Costa Cruises is proud to showcase the allure of one of Italy’s most famous and culturally rich cities and regions to Chinese consumers”
“The planned addition of the ship to our Asia fleet is part of our continued efforts to innovate and consistently exceed our guests’ expectations by providing authentic and memorable Italian experiences to everyone who sails with us.”
Costa Venezia will enter service in 2019 with an inaugural world cruise departing Trieste in Italy in March and sailing to Shanghai, China. The new Vista-class ship will be based in China and cater for the market with onboard services and features.
Costa Venezia will be 135,500 gross tons and be able to carry a total of 5,260 guests in 2,116 cabins. Another Costa cruise ship just for Chinaill also arrive in 2020.