The naming ceremony for Costa Venezia will be held in Trieste on March 1, 2019. The ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard, is the first Costa Cruises vessel designed specifically to offer the best of Italy to the Chinese market.
Costa Venezia is part of an expansion plan that includes seven new ships being delivered to the Costa Group by 2023, for a total investment of over 6 billion euros. With a gross tonnage of 135,500 tonnes, a length of 323 meters and capacity for over 5,100 guests, Costa Venezia is the biggest ship ever introduced to the Chinese market by Costa. It will offer a series of previously unseen innovations designed specifically for Chinese customers, introducing guests to Italian culture, style and taste, starting from the interiors inspired by the city of Venice.
The programme for the Costa Venezia naming celebrations in Trieste, which is currently being finalized with the addition of further important events that may be announced in the coming months, envisages getting the whole city involved by way of a firework display that will be visible from Piazza Unità d’Italia and giant screens for viewers to follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will be attended by around 1,500 guests from China, South Korea, Japan and several European countries, and they will also have the opportunity to discover Trieste and its surrounding area, as the ship will be moored in the city until March 3, when it will depart for its first cruise. This is a further positive effect for the region in addition to the benefits of the construction of the ship, taking place in the Monfalcone shipyard as this involves thousands of workers in the shipyard and along the supply chain.