On October 25, the Costa Diadema will be officially presented at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice),to Costa Cruises’ CEO, Michael Thamm and Fincantieri’s CEO, Giuseppe Bono.
Then the ship will set sail from Marghera on October 30 and will reach Trieste, from which her “Vernissage Cruise” will start on November 1. The arrival in the port of Trieste, on October 31 will be an occasion of celebration for the whole city, with the party organized on the ship and the fireworks that will shine above the beautiful setting of Trieste in the night.
Guests, who have booked their places on the exclusive “Vernissage Cruise” will leave from Trieste on November 1 for a very special holiday. Indeed, they will have the honor to be the very first guests to cruise on the flagship, ambassador of Italy’s finest, and to discover her new features and amenities. Starting from the wonderful promenade on deck five – a real “terrazza all’italiana”, extending over 500 meters, where guests can go for a stroll and enjoy the spectacular view over the sea, or, even better, relaxing in one of the several bars and restaurant, drinking a cocktail and overlooking the sea. This unique itinerary will call in Dubrovnik (Croatia), Corfù (Greece), Malta and Naples (6 November), before reaching Genoa.
On November 7, in the city of Genoa, headquarter of Costa Cruises, will host the Christening event of Costa Diadema. The grand finale of the event will be a light show and fireworks illuminating the sky of Genoa, when Costa Diadema will give her farewell to the city.
Costa Diadema will leave on November 8 to Savona, the port where the inaugural cruise will start on the evening of the same day. The first call at Savona of Costa Diadema will be also the official inauguration of the second terminal of the Palacrociere, built by Costa with a total investment of 9 million euro.
After Savona, the voyage calls in Marseille (9 November), Barcelona (10 November), Palma de Mallorca (11 November), Naples (13 November) and La Spezia (14 November): these are the ports where Costa Diadema will call during her 7-day itinerary, from November 8 until the end of 2015 summer season.