The forthcoming flagship vessel of Costa Cruises, the new Costa Diadema, received the installation of her bow today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Also known as the fore-end block, the ship section measured in at 26 feet high, 111 feet long and 118 feet wide with a total weight of 432 tons. The new 132,500 gross ton vessel is slated for completion and delivery on October 30, 2014.
The Costa Diadema represents an investment of 550-million Euros and will sport a number of new features, some of which have been previously rendered and released, such as “new wine-tasting venues including the Vinoteca and Proseccheria, the Bavarian Bierkeller for a wide selection of beers, and new dining choices such as Japanese Teppanyaki, Piazza Pizza and Gelateria for desserts,” according to Costa Cruises.
The ship will feature several multi-level public rooms with views of the ocean to emulate a seaside resort. The full-service Samsara Spa, for instance, will be an impressive three-deck facility, the outdoor promenade onboard will encompass 1,640 square feet including cabanas, and at the heart of an 11,840 square foot retail space will be the Portobello Market Piazza. As far as entertainment is concerned, the new Country Rock Club will showcase American music and arcade games.
For more information on the Costa Diadema and Costa Cruises, visit the cruise line’s website here.
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