The flagship Costa Luminosa is the 13th cruise ship to join the fleet of Costa Cruises. At 92,600dwt, the Costa Luminosa can carry up to 2,826 guests, accommodated in 1,130 cabins, and has the highest percentage of private balconies (68%) among the Costa fleet. Built by Fincantieri at the Marghera shipyard in Venice, the Costa Luminosa was delivered in late April 2009 and entered service in May 2009.
With its interiors designed by Joseph Farcus, the Costa Luminosa features mother-of-pearl, ebony, noble hardwood and mosaic fittings. The ship has 20 different kinds of marble, 3,100m of LED lights, and 120 Murano glass chandeliers.
The cruise ship was christened on 5 June 2009 in Genoa along with the Costa Pacifica, part of the Concordia-class of ships. It was the first time in Italian seafaring history that two cruise ships were christened at the same place.
Costa Luminosa construction and design
The construction of Costa Luminosa commenced in October 2007. It floated out of the drydock in June 2008 and began sea trials in March 2009.
The overall length of the vessel is 294m and its breadth is 32m. The length between perpendiculars is 265.3m.