Its launch was scheduled for 2019, then postponed again due to Covid, now Costa Cruises has finally announced that the new flagship, the Costa Firenze, will soon leave for its first voyage at sea.
It will enter service on 4 July from Savona, will continue to operate in the Mediterranean until the end of November, while, during the winter of 2021-22, it will be in Dubai, where it will offer cruises in the United Arab Emirates, in Oman e Qatar and which will also allow you to visit “Expo 2020 Dubai”. From April 2022 Costa Firenze will return to offer one-week cruises to Italy, France and Spain.
This ship, inspired by the splendid city of Florence, should have been destined for the Asian market, at least according to the initial project. After the maiden voyage, he would in fact have to make a long crossing to reach Hong Kong, where he would begin his service. But recent events have changed Costa Cruises’ plans.
The new Costa Firenze ship
In the shared spaces you can relive the magical atmospheres of some of the symbolic places of the Tuscan capital, as in the fascinating atrium of the ship “Piazza della Signoria”, Which pays homage to the homonymous Florentine square.
The colors, geometries and shapes of the interior design recall the typical architecture of the Florentine Renaissance, to be admired also at Palazzo Vecchio restaurant o al Medici restaurant.
The twin of the luxurious Costa Venezia, Italy in miniature for Chinese tourists, Costa Firenze will be the ideal holiday for families, thanks to the areas dedicated to children and teenagers, such as La Laguna Water Park, a water park with 3 slides and a swimming pool. , or the Rope Garden Adventure Park, an adventure park suspended over the sea.
The Costa Firenze project is also particularly attentive to sustainability, just think that its excellent environmental performance has been recognized by Rina (international certification body) with the Green Star 3, which includes all the main aspects related to the environmental impact of a ship, for each of which it provides maximum protection requirements. and prevention.
Piazza della Signoria on the Florence coast