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Costa Crociere announces the new inaugural cruises of Costa Diadema

Costa Diadema, the next flagship of Costa Cruises, will debut with a vernissage cruise starting from Trieste on November 1 and arriving to Genoa on November 7, 2014.

GENOA – Costa Cruises announced the new inaugural cruises of Costa Diadema, the future flagship of the company  which will be delivered by Fincantieri on October 30, 2014.  

The first cruise will be the “vernissage cruise”, with 3 new ports included in the itinerary: Trieste, Dubrovnik and Genoa, wonderful cities, rich in culture and beautiful architecture.
Trieste is the new port of departure, with a one and a half day stopover, while the final port of destination is Genoa, the city where Costa Cruises has its headquarters. The itinerary will start on November 1 from Trieste, where the ship will stay until 1 pm the following day; then the ship will call on the 3 at Dubrovnik; on the 4 at Corfu; on the 5 at Malta; on the 6 at Naples; to then end in Genoa on November 7.

After the vernissage, from November 8, Costa Diadema will depart for three 7-day inaugural cruises in the western Mediterranean Sea, with longer stopovers at Marseille, Barcelona and Savona.

They will offer the chance of visiting in a single cruise Florence  and Naples, two of the most popular Italian cities. The itinerary include calls at Genoa (only for the first cruise), Marseille; Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Naples, La Spezia and Savona.

During these first weeks into service Costa Diadema, a ship built in Italy and an ambassador for the “Made in Italy”,  will visit five Italian ports: Trieste, Naples, Genoa, La Spezia and Savona.

From November 29 and for the rest of the 2014/15 Winter season, the new flagship will leave from Savona on 7-day cruises in the western Mediterranean Sea, calling every week at Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Naples and La Spezia.

Costa Cruises has invested a total of around 550 million euro in the construction of the Costa Diadema at Finantieri shipyards in Marghera.  The project is employing a total of approximately 1000 shipyard workers plus another 2500 employees of allied industries.  The benefits in terms of employment extend beyond the yard, especially regarding the fitting-out of the interiors of the cruise ship, with the involvement of about 400 contracted suppliers, most of which are Italian firms.

Costa Diadema (132,500 gross tonnage and 1,862 guest cabins) will distinguish for comfort combined with top quality food&wine and entertainment.  The new flagship’s interiors will be even cozier, roomier and more modern in terms of facilities and layout of her public areas.  The Costa Diadema will offer large, split-level rooms directly overlooking the sea and conveniently interconnected, thus evoking the atmosphere of a buzzing seaside resort.

Among the many innovations on board are new food and wine tasting treats in the shape of the Vinoteca (wine house), Birreria (beer house), Japanese Teppanyaki, Pizzeria and Gelateria.  

There will also be new forms of fun and entertainment on board with the advent of the Country Rock Club, the place to go to hear legendary ‘Classic Rock’ music, and the ‘Star Laser’ room featuring different styles of interactive laser games including the Laser Maze, where you can have fun with your friends.

“Shopaholics” will love the Portobello Market Piazza, the heart of a 1100 m2 area consisting of designer stores and retail outlets.  On the other hand, if you want to enjoy the sun, sea and spectacular ocean vistas, there is an open-air promenade with cabanas extending over 500 meters.

Meanwhile, the purpose-built Samsara Spa, located on the upper decks, will offer Guests the chance to enjoy the regenerating experience that is the “wellness cruise”.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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