New cruise liner of Costa cruises

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The new flagship of Costa Cruises - Costa Fascinosa, has been delivered to the cruise line on Saturday, May 5, by the shipbuilder Fincantieri in Venice, Italy. Officially handed over at the Venice Passenger Terminal, Costa Fascinosa — with sister vessel Costa Favolosa — is may be the largest Italian-flagged cruise vessel afloat.
The ceremony of delivering has been attended by Italy’s Minister of Tourism - Piero Gnudi, and his daughter Elsa served as godmother of the new 114,500-ton, 3,700-guest flagship. At the that ceremony, Costa Cruises and Fincantieri have made a joint donation to the Papa Giovanni XXIII Community by Father Oreste Benzi for the “Rainbow Project,” which aids children in need worldwide and is supported by Elsa Gnudi.
“The delivery of Costa Fascinosa is a very important stepping stone on our company’s road to recovery,” told Costa Crociere S.p.A. Chairman and CEO Pier Luigi Foschi. “It is confirmation that the long-term fundamentals of our business remain strong, and we are going to continue to work for our customers, offering them even better cruises on fantastic ships like Costa Fascinosa.”
Costa Cruises invested US$668.8 million (510 million euros) in constructing Costa Fascinosa. Construction of the new cruise liner at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard involved the labor of approximately 3,000 yard workers plus 7,000 more people employed by more than 500 contracted suppliers, most of them Italian firms.
“Costa Fascinosa is one of the living proof of the progress and the results achieved by 2 great Italian industries jointly contributing to spread a positive image of ‘Made in Italy’ around the world,” said Giuseppe Bono, chief executive officer of Fincantieri. They are most pleased to have contributed to the success of Costa, an Italian firm which proudly flies the Italian flag.