Costa Cruises' Costa Diadema Leaves Marghera Shipyard

Costa Diadema, the new flagship of Costa Cruises, left Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard (Venice), where she was built, to reach Trieste.

At 132,500 gross tons, more than 984 feet long, 121 feet wide and 1,862 guest cabins, Costa Diadema entailed a total investment of $694 million. The project involved approximately 1,000 shipyard workers plus another 2,500 subcontractors and about 400 contracted suppliers, most of which are Italian firms, engaged for the fitting-out of the interiors of the cruise ship.

Costa Diadema left Marghera shipyard to reach Trieste, which will be the first port to welcome Costa Diadema on Oct. 31. Trieste will be also the departure port of the first cruise of Costa Diadema, the "Vernissage cruise", starting on Nov. 1, with calls at Dubrovnik, Corfù, Malta and Naples, to end on Nov. 7 in Genoa, where the Christening event will take place. 

As "Regina del Mediterraneo" (Queen of the Mediterranean Sea), Costa Diadema will be deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. From Nov. 8 until the end of 2015 Summer season, the new flagship will leave from Savona on seven-day cruises in the western Mediterranean Sea, calling every week at Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Naples and La Spezia. They will offer the chance to visit during a single cruise Florence and Naples, and Mediterranean cities such as Barcelona and Marseille.

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