MV Costa Luminosa, Past and Present

MV Costa Luminosa

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

Twin ABB Aziod motor vessel built in 2009 at Fincantieri, Porto Marghera, Venedig, Italy (Yard No. 6155) for Carnival Corp, Miami.

Technical Data

  • Cost: 42 million Euro
  • Length: 294,00 m
  • Breadth: 34.00 m
  • Draught: 8.0 m
  • Tonnage: 92,720 gross/ 56,9640 net/ 7,500 deadweight.
  • Engines: Four MaK 12V43C, two MaK 8L43C diesels.
  • Power: 64000 kW.
  • Speed: 21,6 knots
  • Passengers: 2,260
  • Passenger Decks:12
  • Crew: 1,050
  • Call Sign: ICGU
  • IMO Number: 9398905.
  • Registry: Genova/Italy
  • Sister Ship: COSTA DELIZIOSA.

History

June 12th 2006: Ordered.

October 5th 2007: Keel struck.

June 30th 2008: Launched.

February 28th 2009: Sea trials.

May 1st  2009: Delivered to Costa Crociere SpA, Genoa, Italy.

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

May 5th 2009: Inaugural cruise from Venedig.

June 5th 2009: Together with COSTA PACIFICA, christened in Genoa.

© Aleksi Lindström   © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (all)


We would like to thank: Aleksi Lindström and Willem Oldenburg for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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