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MV Costa Favolosa – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9479852

MV Costa Favolosa

© Will Weijsters

© Will Weijsters

Steel twin screw ‘Concordia’ class motor vessel built in 2011 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6188) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere, Genoa, Italy

Technical Data

  • Cost: € 510 million
  • Length: 290.20m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 35.50m
  • Depth: 14.18m
  • Draught: 8.20m
  • Tonnage: 114,147 gross/ net/10000t deadweight
  • Engines: 6 x Wärtsilä 12V46C
  • Power: 75600kW/HP
  • Speed: 22.5 knots (max), 22 knots (service)
  • Capacity: 3,780 passengers
  • Crew: 1110
  • Call Sign: ICPK
  • IMO Number: 9479852
  • MMSI Number: 247311100
  • Official Number: 78818
  • Port of Registry: Genova/Italy 🇮🇹
  • Sister-Ship: Costa Concordia (6122), Costa Serena (6130), Carnival Splendour (6135), Costa Pacifica (6148), Costa Fascinosa (6189)

Current AIS Location

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October 2007: Ordered.

November 5th 2009: Laid down.

August 6th 2010: Launched.

June 30th 2011: Delivered to Costa Crociere, SpA, Genoa, Italy.

July 2nd 2011: Christened.

July 4th 2011: Maiden voyage.

© Gerolf Drebes © Gerolf Drebes  

© Gerolf Drebes (Istanbul, 21/06/2012)

© Josep Pretel  © Josep Pretel   

© Josep Pretel (Barcelona)

© Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 28/05/2019)

June 7th 2023: Arrived at Dover.

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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: Dover Strait Shipping, Gerolf Drebes, Willem Oldenburg, Josep Pretel, Wil Weijsters and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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