At Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard, the Costa Diadema recently experienced two construction milestones.

First, the ship's distinctive yellow and blue funnel was delivered and installed Sept. 16, and the hull section containing the ship's name was placed Sept. 30.

The 4,947-passenger, 132,500-ton Costa Diadema, which will be the largest Italian-flagged cruise ship, is scheduled for delivery in October 2014.