16th ship in the Costa Cruises fleet is on her way
Costa Fascinosa, as her name suggests - in Italian “fascinosa” means “charming” - was conceived as a tribute to charm in all its forms.
The interiors are inspired by the atmospheres of great historic films, the protagonists who made them famous and the works that brought success to the most celebrated theatres in the world.
The new flagship, which entered service in May 2012, offers a holiday experience brimming with atmosphere and authentic cinematic locations. Interiors are designed to be works of art themselves: from fine furnishings, where the dominant colours are silver, gold and purple, to the sculptures and lights.
Costa Fascinosa awaits her distinctive funnel at the Marghera yard
With services that remain true to its name, some of the ship’s main innovative features include:
The completely redesigned stern swimming pool area is particularly spacious: 1,000 sqm dedicated to relaxation and fun, with new Jacuzzis facing the sea and a refreshing waterfall.
The Costa Fascinosa, like her sister ship the Costa Favolosa, is also be on the cutting edge of cruise ship building technology, extending particularly to environmental compliance, which has always been a Costa hallmark.
She made her debut with two mini cruises and an inaugural cruise. The first mini cruise, departed from Venice on May 2, calling at Dubrovnik (Croatia), Capri (Italy), Savona (Italy); the second will depart from Savona on May 7 calling at Corfu (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro), Venice.
They were be followed by an 11-day inaugural cruise departing from Venice on May 11, visiting Israel, Greece and Turkey, with calls at Bari, Corfu (Greece), Haifa (Israel), Smyrna (Turkey) and Dubrovnik (Croatia).
For the entire 2012 spring/summer/autumn season (up to November 2012), the Costa Fascinosa is sailing eight-day cruises from Venice and Bari to Olympia (Greece), Santorini and Rhodes (Greece) and Dubrovnik (Croatia).
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