Costa Mediterranea

Costa Mediterranea is a Spirit-class cruise ship operated by the Costa Crociere cruise line. She was constructed at the Kvaerner Masa-Yards (currently Aker Finnyards) in Helsinki, Finland at a cost of over 400 million. Like sister ship Costa Atlantica, her design was derived from the Carnival Cruise Lines Spirit-class ships, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend and Carnival Miracle. On June 16, 2003 she departed on her maiden voyage from Genoa to Spain and Portugal.

Costa Mediterranea leaving the port of Argostoli, Kefalonia
Name: Costa Mediterranea
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Costa Crociere
Port of registry:  Italy, Genoa
Yard number: 502
Laid down: 1 October 2000
Completed: 27 May 2003
Status: In service
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Spirit-class cruise ship
Length: 292.5 m (960 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (106 ft)
Draught: 8 m (26 ft)
Depth: 13.6 m (45 ft)
Decks: 12
Propulsion: Twin propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
  • 2,114 passengers (normal)
  • 2,680 passengers (maximum)
Crew: 912
Notes: [1]

The twelve decks are named after mythological and historical characters: Circe, Tersicore, Bacco, Teseo, Orfeo, Narciso, Prometeo, Pegaso, Armonia, Cleopatra, Pandora and Medea.

In 2021, Costa Mediterranea is scheduled to be sold to CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping.[2]


Costa Mediterranea was dry docked for a €4 million refurbishment at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo from November 21, 2013 to December 4 2013.[3]

Ports of call

On 10 September 2008 Costa Mediterranea was the first ship make a port call to the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[4]


  1. "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Costa Mediterranea". VesselTracker. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. "Five Ships to Leave Costa Fleet by May 2021". Cruise Industry News. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. "Port" (in Russian). Marine Facade Management Company. Archived from the original on May 19, 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
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