Costa Mediterranea

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Costa Mediterranea in Argostoli
Costa Mediterranea leaving the port of Argostoli, Kefalonia
History
Name: Costa Mediterranea
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Costa Crociere
Port of registry:  Italy, Genoa
Builder:
Yard number: 502
Laid down: 1 October 2000
Completed: 27 May 2003
Identification:
Status: In service
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Spirit-class cruise ship
Tonnage:
Length: 292.5 m (960 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (106 ft)
Draught: 8 m (26 ft)
Depth: 13.6 m (45 ft)
Decks: 12
Propulsion: Twin propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity:
  • 2,114 passengers (normal)
  • 2,680 passengers (maximum)
Crew: 912
Notes: [1]

Costa Mediterranea is a Spirit-class cruise ship operated by the Costa Crociere cruise line. She was constructed at the Kvaerner Masa-Yards (currently Aker Finnyards) in Helsinki, Finland at a cost of over 400 million. Like sister ship Costa Atlantica, her design was derived from the Carnival Cruise Lines Spirit-class ships, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend and Carnival Miracle. On June 16, 2003 she departed on her maiden voyage from Genoa to Spain and Portugal.

The twelve decks are named after mythological and historical characters: Circe, Tersicore, Bacco, Teseo, Orfeo, Narciso, Prometeo, Pegaso, Armonia, Cleopatra, Pandora and Medea.

In 2020, Costa Mediterranea is scheduled to be sold to CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping.[2]

Refurbishment[edit]

Costa Mediterranea was dry docked for a €4 million refurbishment at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo from November 21, 2013 to December 4 2013.[3]

Ports of call[edit]

On 10 September 2008 Costa Mediterranea was the first ship make a port call to the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[4]

Summer 2015 Itineraries[edit]

Dates Region Round-Trip Duration Ports of Call (visited)
May 2015-November 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 7 nights Trieste, Kotor, Argostoli, Corfu, Dubrovnik & Venice
Costa Mediterranea in Argostoli, Cephalonia Greece on August 4th, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Costa Mediterranea". VesselTracker. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Costa Atlantica and Mediterranea Sold to New Chinese Brand". Cruise Industry News. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  3. ^ http://cruisemiss.com/2013/11/21/costa-mediterranea-enters-drydock-for-e4-million-refurbishment/
  4. ^ "Port" (in Russian). Marine Facade Management Company. Archived from the original on May 19, 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011.

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