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13 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:12 GMT+1

November 2, 2017

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To Monfalcone the coin ceremony of Costa Venezia

Will be the first ship of Costa Crociere planned and constructed purposely for the Chinese market

Yesterday in the ship yard of Fincantieri to Monfalcone has carried out the traditional ceremony of the currency for Costa Venezia, new ship of Costa Crociere (group Carnival Corporation) that it will enter in service in 2019 and that will be the first ship from cruise of the company planned and constructed purposely for the Chinese market. In the course of the ceremony a commemorative currency is placed on the keel of the ship like beneaugurante symbol for the future members of the crew, passengers and travels.

Costa Venezia will have a tonnage of 135.500 tons and will offer to 2,116 cabins for an ability total of 5.260 passengers. The design of the ship will be dedicated to the city of Venice. "With Costa Venezia - he has emphasized Mario Zanetti, general manager Asia of the group Coast - Costa Crociere is fair of being able to make to discover to own Chinese customers the fascination of one of the more famous and rich Italian cities from the cultural point of view. This new at the market Asian destined ship testifies our continuous engagement towards the innovation, with the objective to exceed the expectations of our hosts and to make to live they authentic and unforgettable Italian experiences".

the inaugural cruise of Costa Venezia will leave at the beginning from Trieste of March 2019 in order to reach Shanghai, touching various countries between which Arabic Greece, Israel, Emirates, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan, along a route inspired to the famous travels of Marco Polo.

a second ship planned for the Chinese, twin market of Costa Venezia, will be delivered by Fincantieri in 2020. These two new ships for Asia will carry to 14 the number total of ships Coast constructed by Fincantieri in Italy, for a total investment of beyond six billions of euro. Besides these two ships for Asia, the group Coast has other four new ships - two for the German brand Aida Cruises and two for Costa Crociere - in delivery within the 2021 constructed by the Meyer Werft ship yards to Turku (Finland) and Papenburg (Germany). They will be the first ships from cruise to the world fed to which liquified natural gas.

With the arrival of Costa Venezia in the 2019, Costa Crociere riposizionerà in the Mediterranean Costa Fortuna, one of the five ships that operate currently in Asia.

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