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17 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:22 GMT+1



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Today to Monfalcone the technical launch of the Costa Venezia cruise ship

Fincantieri is constructing a twin ship in the yard of Marghera

Today in the ship yard of Monfalcone of the Fincantieri group the technical launch of Costa Venezia, the first ship of Costa Crociere has happened planned and constructed purposely for the Chinese market. The new unit will enter in service to March 2019, once completed the internal preparations inspired to the city of Venice, sailing for two cruises, both in departure from the Italian port of Trieste, before to arrive in China where they give next 18 May will be dedicated exclusively to the Chinese hosts offering cruises in Asia with departure from Shanghai.

With a tonnage of 135.500 tons, a length of 323 meters and an ability to beyond 5.100 hosts, Costa Venezia will be the greatest cruise ship than Coast in China.

A second ship planned exclusively for the Chinese, twin market of Costa Venezia, is currently under construction from Fincantieri to Marghera, with delivery previewed in 2020. These two new ships for Asia will carry to 14 the number total of ships Coast constructed by Fincantieri in Italy, for a total investment of beyond six billions of euro.

"As first ship realized purposely for the Chinese market - it has emphasized Mario Zanetti, general manager of Costa Group Asia - Costa Venezia marks a new era not only for Costa and Fincantieri, but for the Chinese crocieristica industry in its complex. By its conception until the technical launch today and beyond, all this that regards Costa Venezia is planned having thought the Chinese customer. Costa Venezia will continue to offer the authentic typical Italian experience of Coast, but with the addition of ulterior innovations, never proposed before, in a position to satisfying still better the requirements of the local market".

"Today - Luigi Matarazzo has declared, director New Building - Direction Navi Mercantili di Fincantieri - we celebrate a fundamental stage for the realization of Costa Venezia who, together with its binoculars, will upgrade the engagement of Coast in an emergent market. Thanks to the profuse effort from the yard of Monfalcone, in a moment of exceptional increase of the crocieristica industry, we confirm our total leadership in the field and our long-lasting tie with Costa Crociere".

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