© Cedric HackeMV Costa Mediterranea – Past and Present

MV Costa Mediterranea

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel twin Azipod ‘Spirit Class’ motor vessel built in 2003 by Kvaerner Masa Yard, Helsingfors, Finland, (Yard No 502) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Costa Crociere, Italy

Technical Data

  • Cost: $335 million
  • Length: 292.56m (on deck) 260.65m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 32.20m
  • Depth: 13.6m
  • Draught: 7.8m
  • Tonnage: 85619 gross/ 53437 net/7500t deadweight
  • Engines: 6 9-cylinder Wartsila-ABB NSD 9L46D diesel-electric
  • Total Power: 70536 kW/ 35200
  • Propellers: 2 azimuthing pods
  • Speed: 22 knots (service) 24.0 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 2,680 passengers
  • Passenger decks: 12
  • Crew: 912
  • Call Sign: IBCF
  • IMO: 9237345
  • Italian Register Number: 78892
  • MMSI Number: 247088200
  • Registry: Genoa/Italy
  • Sister-Ships: Costa Atlantica, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle


Current Location

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History

December 18th 2000: Keel laid.

September 24th 2002: Launched.

May 22nd 2003: Delivered to Costa Crociere SpA, Genoa, Italy.

May 23rd 2003: Left Helsingfors for Hamburg.

June 16th 2003: Began cruising from Genoa around the Mediterranean Sea then continued world wide cruises.

  

 

© Aleksi Lindström

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

April 12th 2018: Received new livery at Marseille.

© Cedric Hacke  © Cedric Hacke

© Cedric Hacke  © Cedric Hacke

© Cedric Hacke (Zeebrugge 12/05/2018)

May 29th 2018: Due at Dover.


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: Cedic Hacke and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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