Costa Cruises is making Costa Fortuna, Costa Luminosa and Costa Atlantica available to the Italian international diplomatic service for onboard celebrations marking Italian Republic Day, taking place June 2. The three ships will provide venues for receptions organized by Italian embassies and consulates in six European countries and Singapore.
La festa della Repubblica commemorates June 2, 1946, when the people of Italy voted in the country's first-ever national referendum for a republican system of government instead of a monarchy. Each year Costa Cruises and its guests celebrate the birth of the Italian Republic by toasting the event as the Italian national anthem plays from the bridges of all 14 ships of the fleet.
The first event marking Italy's national day was held today at Le Havre, France, on Costa Fortuna. Celebrations will continue May 31 at Oslo, Norway, on Costa Luminosa; June 2 at Copenhagen, Denmark, on Costa Fortuna, and June 5 at Singapore on Costa Atlantica.
Those Italian Republic Day celebrations will be followed by other initiatives. When Costa Luminosa calls at Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden, and Tallinn, Estonia, the Italian embassies in each city will host onboard events for the local community.
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