Costa Venezia is part of an expansion plan that includes a total of seven ships being delivered to the Costa Group by 2023, for a total investment of over EUR6 billion.
With a gross tonnage of in at 135,500 tons, 323 m in length and a capacity for over 5,200 guests, Costa Venezia will be the biggest ship introduced by Costa to the Chinese market, where the Italian company was the first to start operating in 2006 and is currently the leader.
It will offer a series of unprecedented innovations designed specifically for Chinese customers, introducing guests to Italian culture, lifestyle and excellence, starting from the interiors, which are inspired by the city of Venice.
After Costa Venezia, the group's next ship to come into service, in October of this year, will be Costa Smeralda, the new Costa Cruises flagship and the first ship for the world market to be powered by LNG. A second ship designed exclusively for the Chinese market, a sister ship to Costa Venezia, is currently under construction by Fincantieri in Marghera and is expected to be delivered in 2020.