Concordia-class cruise ship

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Costa Pacifica in Katakolo 3.jpg
The Costa Pacifica
Class overview
Builders: Fincantieri
Preceded by:
Succeeded by:
Built: 2006-2012
In service: 2006-present
Planned: 6
Completed: 6
Active: 5
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 113,300-114,500 GT
Length: 952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Decks: 14
Installed power: 76,640 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts Alstom propulsion motors (2 × 21 MW) Two fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 3,006 Passengers
Crew: 1,100
Notes: 1,150[clarification needed]

The Concordia class is a class of cruise ships that are operated by Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines, subsidiaries of Carnival Corporation & plc.

The ship's design is based on the design of Carnival's Conquest-class fleet of ships. However, their design from lido (pool) deck up to the top deck was enlarged and redesigned. The most notable difference is the structure around the main pool. The main pool features a glass exterior on both sides of the ship. A retractable macrodome was also added for the main pool. Another notable difference is the enlargement of its spa facilities. Each ship has a 21,000-ft2 (2,000-m2) wellness facility. Additional spa cabins were also included into the Concordia class.

Carnival operates only a single vessel in this class, Carnival Splendor, which is marketed as a Splendor-class ship. Including Carnival Splendor, there are currently five ships sailing in the Concordia class.[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

Costa Concordia capsized on January 13, 2012, after running aground shortly off the coast of Tuscany. The ship had departed from Civitavecchia on a seven-day Mediterranean cruise with 3,229 passengers and a crew of 1,023. The grounding caused a 50-metre (160 ft) gash in the hull, flooding the ship and causing the death of 32 people after the ship capsized and partially sank next to the shore.[2] Although the ship sank only partially and next to the shore, its evacuation was chaotic and its captain was subsequently arrested on preliminary charges of multiple manslaughter in connection with not only causing a shipwreck, but also failing to assist 300 passengers and failing to be the last to leave the wreck.[3]

Carnival Splendor experienced a fire in her engine room on November 8, 2010, resulting in a loss of all electrical power and stranding the vessel with almost 4,500 on board.[4]

Vessels of the class[edit]

Image Built Ship Operator Tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Concordia in Palma, Majorca, Spain.JPG 2006 Costa Concordia Costa Cruises 114,500 GT  Italy Costa Concordia capsized in 2012, scrapped in 2016
Costa Serena-agosto 2008.JPG 2007 Costa Serena Costa Cruises 114,500 GT  Italy First Sister to the Costa Concordia
Carnival Splendor 2009.jpg 2008 Carnival Splendor Carnival Cruise Lines 113,300 GT  Panama Referred to as a Splendor-class cruise ship. Originally designed and ordered for Costa Crociere but transferred to Carnival Cruise Lines during construction.
Costa Pacifica departing Tallinn 8 June 2013.JPG 2009 Costa Pacifica Costa Cruises 114,500 GT  Italy
Costa Favolosa 2011-10-18.jpg 2011 Costa Favolosa Costa Cruises 114,500 GT  Italy Identical to the Costa Fascinosa, Modified Concordia class
Costa Fascinosa and Costa Magica in Venice 1.jpg 2012 Costa Fascinosa Costa Cruises 114,500 GT  Italy Identical to the Costa Favolosa, Modified Concordia class


  1. ^ "order for two new ships from Fincantieri". Costa Crociere S.p.A. October 18, 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "2 American, 2 German victims of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster are identified". The Associated Press. 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "No. 12/285 N.R. and No. 12/117 Magistrate in Charge of Preliminary Inquiries" (PDF). Republic of Italy, Court of Grosseto. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "More details emerge about Carnival Splendor fire". USA Today. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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