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Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia was the flagship of Costa Cruise line. She entered service in 2006 as the largest Italian passenger ship ever built, she is expected to be replaced by the new costa flagship the Costa Diadema which is currently under construction, the diadema is expected to come into service in 2014.  

Her thirteen decks are named after European countries (Olanda, Svezia, Belgio, Grecia, Italia, Gran Bretagna, Irlanda, Portogallo, Francia, Germania, Spagna, Austria and Polonia). Her onboard features include Four swimming pools, two with a retractable glass roof, one with an 18 square meter outdoor video screen, Formula 1 simulator, Five open-air Jacuzzis, Samsara Spa and beauty salon ,Multi-purpose sports court, Nine story Europa Atrium with panoramic lifts ,Five restaurants: Three main dining venues, Themed bars and lounges and children's facilities. 

The Costa Concordia will be remembered by most for the disaster that took place on the night of 13 January 2012 after hitting a reef off the Italian coast the ship capsized near the island of Isola del Giglio Thirty people are known to have lost their lives and two others were still missing (presumed dead) as of October 2012.

The ship’s captain Francesco Schettino who had abandoned his ship whilst passengers were still on board is the subject of an ongoing investigation for his part in the disaster.

As for the Costa Concordia Wreck it is currently lying on its side partially submerged, a salvage operation is underway in an attempt to right the vessel so that it can be towed away this operation is expected to last till late summer 2013, the future of the ship is unknown but it is expected to be broken up and scrapped.

  


 

Onboard Entertainment and Facilities

 

Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon

   


   Ship Specifications

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  • Size: Large
  • Length: 950 feet
  • Beam: 116 feet
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Tonnage: 114,500
  • Decks: 13
  • Crew: 1,100
  • Passengers: 3,700
  • Maiden Voyage: 23 November 2006 
  • Christened: 7 july 2006
  • Godmother:Eva Herzigova

 

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Nautical Terms

Afterdeck - Deck behind a Ship's Bridge

Bow - The Front of the Ship (pointy bit)

Beam - The Greatest Width of the Ship

Bridge - The Location From Which a Ship is Steered and its Speed Controlled

Cargo Hold - A Space for Storing Cargo

Capstan - Upright Device for Winding in Heavy Ropes or Cables

Davit - Device for Hoisting and Lowering a Boat

Flagstaff - Flag Pole at the Stern of a Ship

Forecastle - The Section of the Upper Deck of a Ship Located at the Bow Forward of the Foremast

Foremast -  Mast nearest to  the Bow of a Ship

Galley - The Kitchen area of a Ship

Helm - Ship's Steering Wheel

Hull - The Main Structure or Body of a Ship

Knot - A Measure of Speed Equal to One Nautical Mile (6076 feet) per Hour

 

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