© Federico BologniniMV Costa Fortuna – Past and Present

MV Costa Fortuna

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© Emmanuel L

Steel twin screw ‘Destiny’ class motor vessel built by Fincantieri, Sestri Ponente, Genova, Italy (Yard no 6086) in 2003 as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere, Genoa 

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $400 million
  • Length: 272.00m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 35.50m
  • Draught: 8.20m
  • Tonnage: 105,000 gross/ net/ deadweight
  • Engines: Four Sulzer 16ZAV4OS, and two Sulzer 12ZAV40S diesels
  • Power: 63360kW/HP
  • Speed: 20 knots (23 knots max)
  • Passenger Decks: 13
  • Capacity: 3470 passengers
  • Call Sign: IBNY
  • IMO Number: 9239783
  • Official Number: 78818
  • MMSI Number: 247094800
  • Port of Registry: Genoa/Italy
  • Sister-Ship: Costa Magica, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory


Current Location

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History

July 11th 2002: Launched before fitting out.

November 11th 2002: Launched after fitting.

April 15 2003: Press reports from Italy confirm a damaging fire occurred aboard the vessel at the Sestri Cantieri Navale shipyard owned by Fincantieri (on 14/07/2003). Damage was confined to decks 7, 8, and 9 and involved passenger accommodation. The ship was still on schedule for delivery in November.

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October 31st 2003: Delivered to Costa Crociere, S.p.A. Genoa, Italy. Commenced worldwide cruising.

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All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Federico Bolognini, Emmanuel L, Naomi Thornton and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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