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Date Published: January 4, 2005
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Costa Orders Another Concordia-Class Ship
Costa, which only recently unveiled CostaMagica, its latest new-build, continues to outpace other European-oriented lines with the commissioning of yet another vessel.

Announced today by Carnival Corp., Costa's parent company, the as-yet-unnamed ship will be a sibling to Costa's CostaConcordia. Both will measure 112,000 tons and carry 3,000 passengers. CostaConcordia will launch in spring 2006; the just-announced vessel is slated for a spring 2007 debut. The ship will be built at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard.

Interestingly, the new commission will result in the alteration of other new ship building projects at Fincantieri. The delivery date for Carnival Cruise Lines' new Carnival Freedom, a Conquest-class ship, is advanced by three months -- from spring 2007 to February 2007.

Also affected is the debut time frame for Cunard's Queen Victoria. Its launch has been pushed back; instead of premiering in July 2007, that ship will now be delivered in December 2007.

Both cruise lines are, like Costa, part of the Carnival Corp. portfolio.

Costa's Concordia class, a new design for the line, will feature innovations that include state-of-the-art telecommunications capabilities, a 60 percent oceanview ratio, and four swimming pools -- one of which has a retractable roof.
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