“Updated” MV Costa Mediterranea – Past and Present

Mv Costa Mediterranea

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel motor vessel built in 2003 by Kvaerner Masa Yard, Helsingfors, Finland, (Yard No 502) for Costa Crocerie, 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

Current Location

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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 15th 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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