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Costa Fascinosa is a Concordia-class cruise ship that was ordered in October 2007 for Costa Crociere. Based on the Concordia-class design, Costa Fascinosa was constructed by Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice. Part of a five-ship expansion of the Costa Crociere fleet, the vessel entered service on 6 May 2012. She was Costa Crociere’s flagship until Costa Diadema entered service.

The 114,500-ton, 3,000-passenger Costa Fascinosa features now-signature Concordia-class elements, such as the Asian-themed Samsara Spa (with associated restaurant), a pool area with a giant movie screen and sliding glass roof, and a Grand Prix driving simulator. For a full review of sister ship Costa Serena.

A tribute to the theater and cinema classics, each deck is inspired by characters, stories, and memorable works, Aida, Tosca, and Zhivago. This is where you can enjoy all kinds of entertainment, from evening shows to relaxation at the Spa or by the pool.
And for the kids? There is an Aqua Park just for them and a fairy-tale castle where they can imagine all the greatest adventures.
And there’s even more: musicals, casinos, game rooms, and lounge bars to play the leading role in your vacation, as though you were living in a film.

Costa Fascinosa cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1507 staterooms for 3014 passengers (max capacity is 3617) served by 1100 crew-staff. The boat has 13 passenger decks (all named after famous operas), 5 restaurants, 13 lounges and bars, 4D cinema, 4 swimming pools (2 with retractable glass roof), 5 jacuzzies (also 6 Samsara Spa Suites have own hot tubs), 18 elevators. Fascinosa has no self-service laundromats on board.

On Fascinosa, there are a total of 329 original artworks and 6987 prints on display at various places throughout the ship.

Besides the ship’s staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots – the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.

PHOTOSCosta Fascinosa cruise ship

Costa Fascinosa

Costa Fascinosa Dining

Costa Fascinosa Balcony Cabin (Photo: Costa Cruises)

Costa Fascinosa Exterior

Costa Fascinosa Exterior


Name Costa Fascinosa
Owner Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator Costa Crociere
Ordered October 2007
Builder Fincantieri, at Marghera, Venice
Cost 510 million euro
Laid down 3 September 2010[1]
Maiden voyage 6 May 2012
In service 2012
Status Operational
General characteristics
Class and type Modified Concordia-class cruise ship
Tonnage 114,500 GT
Capacity 3,780 passengers

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