Less than one month after the inauguration
of the Costa Concordia, Costa Cruises has floated out sister ship,
the Costa Serena, at the Fincantieri Sestri Ponente shipyard in
Genoa on Aug. 4.
Costa CEO Pier
Luigi Foschi said the occasion marked a further step forward in the
development of our company as we aim to expand in Europe and
The Serena will
have the same features as the Concordia including a Samsara Spa, a
Grand Prix driving simulator and two swimming pools under a
retractable glass roof.
Serena is scheduled to debut in May 2007 and will sail year-round
Mediterranean itineraries. A third ship in this class is expected
to be delivered in spring 2009.
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