MV Costa Pacifica, Past and Present

MV Costa Pacifica

© Federico Bolognini

© Federico Bolognini

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2009 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6148) as a “Concordia Class” passenger/cruise ship

Technical Data

  • Cost: € 500 million
  • Length: 290.20m (overall) 247.4m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 35.50m
  • Depth: 14.18m
  • Draught: 8.20m
  • Tonnage: 114,288 gross/ net/87,300 net
  • Engines: Six Wartsila diesels
  • Power: 75600 kW/HP
  • Speed: 23.0 knots (maMax), 22 lnots (servie)
  • Capacity: 3,780 passengers
  • Crew: 1,110
  • Passenger Decks: 14
  • Call Sign: ICJA
  • IMO Number: 9378498 Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Genova/Italy
  • Sister-Ship: Costa Concordia, Costa Favolosa, Costa Serena, Carnival Splendour, Costa Fascinosa


December 13th 2005: Building contract.

June 29th 2006: Keel laid.

July 24th 2007: Bow section launched at Palermo yard.

August 2007: Bow section towed to Ponente.

June 30th 2008: Launched.

March 30th 2009: Returned to Ponente after sea-trials.

May 28th 2009: Delivered Grand Cruise Investments.

June 5th 2009: In a dual ceremony with COSTA LUMINOSA named in Genoa.

June 6th 2009: Maiden voyage from Savona.

2011: Registered owner; Costa Crociere SPA


© Carlos Poveda

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, Carlos Poveda and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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