The new ship of the Costa company , Costa Firenze , arrived at the Port of Barcelona, in what is its first berth at a Spanish maritime terminal.
Designed and built by Fincantieri in the Marghera shipyards , the Costa Firenze is inspired by the Florentine Renaissance. It is the fourth ship of the company that has returned to sail in 2021, after the Costa Smeralda, the Costa Luminosa and the Costa Deliziosa , after the gradual restart of operations by the company.
The one-week Costa Firenze itinerary is made up of six different destinations: Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples and Ibiza (which will be replaced by Palma from October 21) .
“The Costa Firenze is the perfect ambassador for Italian style, which we have combined with a series of product innovations designed especially for families and couples,” said Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises .
“This is the fourth Costa ship to resume its service this summer, which confirms the progressive return to normality of our company and the cruise sector, of great economic and labor importance for our country,” added Zanetti.
The interior design of the Costa Firenze is inspired by the Tuscan city, cradle of Renaissance art and culture. The common areas reflect the harmony of a walk through a street or square in Florence, starting with the choice of colors, geometries and shapes in the interior design. The charming atrium “Piazza della Signoria” is symbolic and pays homage to the Florentine square.
A very new element is the gastronomic variety: with 13 restaurants and eight bars, the culinary offer is the widest in the fleet and will delight gourmets and foodies.
Tuscany-related novelties include the Fiorentina Steak House, where guests will welcome the best of Italian meats, such as ribeye and Piedmontese fassona fillet, but also Irish Black Angus and organic chicken. They will also have the Frescobaldi wine experience, where they can experience tastings and tastings accompanied by tapas, with Marchesi Frescobaldi wines. The Palazzo Vecchio and Ristorante dei Medici restaurants offer the best haute cuisine.
At the Teppanyaki, guests can enjoy the cooks in action show. At Dim Sum you can taste the best of Chinese noodles and dumplings with a meat, fish or vegetarian menu. Or sample the freshest nigiris, makis and sashimis at the Sushino at Costa restaurant, or become a chef for one night cooking meats, fish and vegetables in the Hot Pot for a new and exotic experience. The Lanai BBQ and the Steak House itself offer exceptional grilled meat.
In addition, each night, the menu includes an always different destination dish, created exclusively for Costa by Bruno Barbieri, chef with seven stars in his career.
All the restaurants have a part of the terrace open to the sea. And throughout the ship there are numerous and spacious outdoor areas, to fully enjoy the sailing experience.
Families with children will find plenty to do on board, including a water park and adventure park, while couples enjoy a private spa, pools, and space for intimate moments.
During the winter of 2021-22, Costa Firenze will position itself in Dubai . The week-long cruises will visit the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman , with stopovers in Abu Dhabi , Doha , Muscat and a multi-day stop in Dubai , with specific packages for visits to Expo Dubai 2020, as Costa Cruises is the Gold Sponsor of the Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020.