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Costa Venezia Named

March 3, 2019

(Courtesy Costa)

On 28th February, 2019 the new Costa Venezia was officially delivered by Fincantieri. Now the Costa Venezia has officially been named during a christening ceremony in Trieste, Italy.

The day began with an display by the Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazional acrobatic flight team over the port of Trieste, flying over the ship in tight formation.

The President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the Mayor of Trieste involved the Italian Air Force, and the show was visible for multiple parts of the city.

The godmother was Gan Beiye along with family, which were described as big Costa fans since their first cruise in 2011.

The day ended with a midnight fireworks celebration accompanied by music.

At 135,500 tons and 323 meters in length, the Costa Venezia will be the biggest ship introduced by Costa to the Chinese market, where the Italian company was the first to start operating in 2006.

On March 8, the ship will be back in Trieste for the start of its inaugural cruise: a 53-day trip following the tracks of Marco Polo through the Mediterranean to the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East before docking in Tokyo.

The ship starts her China-based program from Shanghai on May 18.

After a short Europe program, the Venezia will sail for Asia and start her China-based program from Shanghai this May.