Fincantieri will deliver the 114,500-ton Costa Fascinosa to Costa on May 5 at Venice. The ship has completed sea trials and is now in the final fitting out process.
Costa Fascinosa represents an investment of 510 million euros by Carnival Corp. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their Marghera yard and utilized the services of some 500 Italian suppliers and 10,000 workers.
Costa's next ship will be a 132,500-ton vessel also built by Fincantieri for delivery in October 2014. When delivered, the as-yet-unnamed ship will be the largest vessel flying the Italian flag.