Costa Serena

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Career
Name: Costa Serena
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Costa Crociere
Port of registry:  Italy, Genoa
Ordered: 1 October 2004
Yard number: 6130
Laid down: 1 February 2005
Launched: 4 August 2006
Completed: 9 March 2007
In service: 2007
Identification: Call sign: ICAZ
IMO number: 9343132
MMSI number: 247187600
Status: In service
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class & type: Concordia-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 114,147 GT
87,196 NT
10,000 DWT
Length: 289.59 m (950.1 ft)
Beam: 35.5 m (116 ft)
Draught: 8.30 m (27.2 ft)
Depth: 14.18 m (46.5 ft)
Deck clearance: 2,908 mm (114.5 in)
Propulsion: Two shafts; fixed-pitch propellers
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Capacity: 3,700 passengers
Crew: 1,100
Notes: [1][3]

Costa Serena is a Concordia-class cruise ship for the Italian cruise line, Costa Crociere. The name Serena was intended to symbolize harmony and serenity.

Costa Serena was constructed by Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente. Her older sister ship, Costa Concordia, was launched in 2006. The ship, along with her three active sisters, was the largest and longest in the Costa Crociere fleet until being surpassed by the Costa Diadema in 2014. The sister ships, Costa Pacifica and Costa Favolosa were launched in 2009 and 2011 with Costa Fascinosa launched in 2012. Costa Serena's godmother is Marion Cotillard.[4]

Inaugural event[edit]

May 19, 2007 marked the day of Costa Serena's inaugural event. The event was held in Marseille, France and featured fireworks and a laser show.[5] At the same time as the actual inauguration, Costa held an inaugural event in the virtual world of Second Life.[6]

Ports of call[edit]

Costa Serena departs from Dubai and Shanghai.

In 2015, she will reposition to Shanghai to sail year-round cruises from China visiting ports in Japan and South Korea. Like the Costa Atlantica and the Costa Victoria, these sailings will be catered for Chinese guests.

Documentary[edit]

In 2009 Costa Serena and her crew was featured in the six-episode National Geographic Channel documentary series "Cruise Ship Diaries".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Costa Serena". VesselTracker. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Costa Crociere’s Fleet Continues to Grow Costa Serena Sister Ship of Costa Concordia Launched Today in Genoa – The Two Largest Vessels in Italian" (Press release). Fincantieri. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Costa Serena Ship's website. Retrieved 24 July 2010
  4. ^ "Fincantieri Delivers the Twelfth Flagship of Costa Crociere’s Italian Fleet Costa Serena the Gods’ Ship" (Press release). Fincantieri. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Anita Dunham-Potter (11 June 2007). "Ciao, Serena". ExpertCruiser. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Costa to Host 'Virtual' Costa Serena Inaugural". TravelPulse. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cruise Ship Diaries". NatGeoTV. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 

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