Earlier last week, Costa’s soon to be newest ship, the Costa Diadema, reached an important milestone in her construction. The Costa Diadema’s fore-end hull block section was finally laid.
The Costa Diadema’s fore-end hull section is approximately 26 feet high, 111 feet long, 118 feet wide at its maximum beam and weighs 432 tons. The Costa Diadema is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Margehera Shipyard in Italy. The soon to be flagship of the Costa fleet is scheduled to be delivered on October 30, 2014.
The new Costa Diadema will not only be Costa’s largest ship, but her most innovative to date. According to Costa, the interiors of the Diadema will offer guests “spacious, split-level public rooms overlooking the sea that are conveniently interconnected, evoking the atmosphere of a vibrant seaside resort. ”
The Costa Diadema will also debut a first for the cruise industry, a laser maze, which will allow guests to race through an enclosed maze filled with strategically positioned laser beams. In addition, the Diadema will also introduce new wine-tasting venues including the Vinoteca and Proseccheria, the Bavarian Bierkeller for a wide selection of beers, and new dining choices such as Japanese Teppanyaki, Piazza Pizza, Gelateria for desserts, and the Country Rock Club featuring American music.