Concordia-class cruise ship

The Concordia class is a class of cruise ships that are operated by Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines, subsidiaries of Carnival Corporation & plc.

The Costa Pacifica
Class overview
Builders: Fincantieri
Preceded by:
Succeeded by:
Built: 2006-2012
In service: 2006-present
Planned: 6
Completed: 6
Active: 5
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 113,300-114,500 GT
Length: 952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Decks: 14
Installed power: 76,640 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts Alstom propulsion motors (2 × 21 MW) Two fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 3,006 Passengers
Crew: 1,100
Notes: 1,150

The ship's design is based on the design of Carnival's Conquest-class fleet of ships. However, their design from lido (pool) deck up to the top deck was enlarged and redesigned. The most notable difference is the structure around the main pool. The main pool features a glass exterior on both sides of the ship. A retractable macrodome was also added for the main pool. Another notable difference is the enlargement of its spa facilities. Each ship has a 21,000-ft2 (2,000-m2) wellness facility. Additional spa cabins were also included into the Concordia class.

Carnival operates only a single vessel in this class, Carnival Splendor, which is marketed as a Splendor-class ship. Including Carnival Splendor, there are currently five ships sailing in the Concordia class.[1]

Incidents and accidents

Costa Concordia capsized on January 13, 2012, after running aground shortly off the coast of Tuscany. The ship had departed from Civitavecchia on a seven-day Mediterranean cruise with 3,229 passengers and a crew of 1,023. The grounding caused a 50-metre (160 ft) gash in the hull, flooding the ship and causing the death of 32 people after the ship capsized and partially sank next to the shore.[2] Although the ship sank only partially and next to the shore, its evacuation was chaotic and its captain was subsequently arrested on preliminary charges of multiple manslaughter in connection with not only causing a shipwreck, but also failing to assist 300 passengers and failing to be the last to leave the wreck.[3]

Carnival Splendor experienced a fire in her engine room on November 8, 2010, resulting in a loss of all electrical power and stranding the vessel with almost 4,500 on board.[4]

Vessels of the class

2006Costa ConcordiaCosta Cruises114,500 GT ItalyCosta Concordia capsized in 2012, scrapped in 2017
2007Costa SerenaCosta Cruises114,500 GT ItalyFirst Sister to the Costa Concordia
2008Carnival SplendorCarnival Cruise Lines113,300 GT PanamaReferred to as a Splendor-class cruise ship. Originally designed and ordered for Costa Crociere but transferred to Carnival Cruise Lines during construction.
2009Costa PacificaCosta Cruises114,500 GT Italy
2011Costa FavolosaCosta Cruises114,500 GT ItalyIdentical to the Costa Fascinosa, Modified Concordia class
2012Costa FascinosaCosta Cruises114,500 GT ItalyIdentical to the Costa Favolosa, Modified Concordia class

See also


  1. "order for two new ships from Fincantieri". Costa Crociere S.p.A. October 18, 2007. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. "2 American, 2 German victims of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster are identified". The Associated Press. 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  3. "No. 12/285 N.R. and No. 12/117 Magistrate in Charge of Preliminary Inquiries" (PDF). Republic of Italy, Court of Grosseto. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  4. "More details emerge about Carnival Splendor fire". USA Today. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
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