Wednesday saw Costa Cruises officially inaugurate the Costa Deliziosa into its fleet, with its naming in Dubai in front of its 2,000 maiden voyage passengers and another 1,000 guests.
Sister ship to the Costa Luminosa, the new Deliziosa weighs in at 92,600 tonnes and is capable of carrying over 900 crew and 2,100 guests.
“The ceremony culminated with the arrival of ‘the godmother’, Mrs. Tala Dionisi, wife of the Ambassador of Italy in the United Arab Emirates, who cut the ribbon and broke the bottle of champagne against the bow of the ship,” said Costa in a statement.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and his brother His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum also attended the ceremony.Costa Cruises even broadcasted the event live on its website.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X