Maiden Voyage Of Costa Favolosa


Costa Favolosa, the newest addition to the Costa Cruises fleet called at Koper’s Passenger Terminal today (6th July 2011) on her maiden voyage from Venice; at midnight she will set sail for Dubrovnik.

Built at a cost of 510 million euros by Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice for the Italian cruise line Costa Crociere S.p.A., Costa Favolosa is 290 metres long, has a crew of 1,068 and can carry up to 3,800 passengers; as such she is the largest cruise ship under an Italian flag. Favolosa offers her guests a rich programme of entertainment and relaxation, and this summer she will be regularly embarking on 8-day cruises of the Eastern Mediterranean with ports of call in Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

Genoa-based Costa Crociere is part of the British-American owned Carnival group, the world’s largest cruise shipping company. Last year Costa Allegra became the first Costa Cruise vessel to visit Koper, and heralded the arrival of Costa Favolosa this year, and with that the upgrade of the exemplary relations the line today enjoys with Luka Koper.