Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office
7 Upper Grosvenor Street
London W1K 2LX
Tel : +44 (0)207 491 4264
Fax : +44 (0)207 408 2487
Capacity 3800 pers
Taille 290.00 m
Costa Favolosa is a cruise ship ordered for Costa Crociere in October 2007. Based on the Concordia class design, Costa Favolosa was laid down by Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard on 5 November 2009 and launched on 6 August 2010. Part of a five-ship expansion of the Costa Crociere fleet, the vessel entered service in July 2011. Costa Favolosa is the fifteenth ship in service with Costa Crociere
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Costa Favolosa and sister ship were ordered in October 2007 as part of a €2.4 billion expansion of the Costa Crociere fleet, with five ships entering service between 2009 and 2012 to increase the company's passenger capacity by 50%. Costa Favolosa cost €510 million to build.
The names of the two ships were selected via competition. The first phase saw 16,000 pairs of names submitted by travel agents and their customers from around the world, after being asked to suggest names. These names were to evoke the idea that the ships were magical and glamorous places. 25 name pairs were shortlisted and placed on the company's website, where over 42,000 visitors voted on their favourite. Favolosa (Italian for "fabulous") and Fascinosa ("fascinating" or "glamorous") were selected as the winning name pair.
The first section of the cruise ship was laid down at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard on 5 November 2009. The ship was launched from the builder's dry dock on 6 August 2010.
The vessel is based on the Concordia class design already in service with Costa Crociere. At 114,500 GTs, she can carry up to 3800 passengers in 1508, including: 103 with direct access to the spa, 594 with private balcony, 56 suites, all with balcony, 12 suites with direct access to the spa.
Costa Favolosa is decorated with precious materials and furnishings and perfected by state-of-the-art technology. Soaring, gothic-style spaces welcome guests to an atrium enriched with sparkling diamond-shaped decorations and regal entertainment at any time of the day or night.
5 restaurants, including the Club Restaurant and the Samsara Restaurant at an additional charge* and by reservation only
13 bars, including a Cognac & Cigar Bar and a Coffee & Chocolate Bar
Samsara Spa: 6,000 m2 on two levels, with gym, baths, thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath, UVA-ray solarium, Cabins and Suites
4 pools, two with retractable covers
Multipurpose sports pitch
Outdoor jogging track
Theatre on three levels
Grand Prix Simulator with single-seater racing car
Pool deck with retractable glass roofand giant screen
Virtual World, Squok Club, children’s pool