On the occasion of the Italian National Day The new Ambassador of Italy in Sweden and Mrs. Mario Cospito invited to a reception on board of the Costa Mediterranea Italian cruising ship on Friday June 2 nd, 2017.
A palatial reception
Inspired by the style of Italy’s historic palaces, Costa Mediterranea represents Italian elegance, elaborate in its details and filled with works of art. The Argentieri Restaurant is unique, spectacular and embellished with 139 artistic pieces of silverware.
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.
Public rooms aboard Costa Mediterranea such the ten floor high Maschera d’Argento atrium, were inspired by Italy’s 16th and 17th century palazzi and decorated to reflect the ship’s motto ”Mai visto niente di simile” (You’ve never seen anything like it). The twelve decks are named after mythological and historical characters: Circe, Tersicore, Bacco, Teseo, Orfeo, Narciso, Prometeo, Pegaso, Armonia, Cleopatra, Pandora and Medea.
Costa Mediterranea Grt: 86.000 ton Length: 958 ft Width: 105 ft Cruising speed: 22 knots Double Occupancy Capacity: 2,114