10 May 2013

Costa Pacifica in Helsinki, 9 May 2013

Costa Pacifica

IMO 9378498
Built 2009, Fincantieri Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy
Tonnage 114 000 GT
Length 290,20 m
Width 35,50 m
Draugth 8,20 m
3 800 passengers
6 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 75 600 kW
2 azipods
3 bow thrusters
1 stern thuster
Speed 19,6 knots

Nothing much say about the Costa Pacifica. She was the fourth unit of the Concordia-class to be built, but the third delivered to Costa Cruises (as the third unit in the class was built for Carnival Cruise Lines).

Yesterday, the Costa Pacifica opened the summer cruise season in Helsinki's West Harbour. For some reason she departed already at 13.00, which meant one could photograph her from Hernesaari without taking images against the light.

Unfortunately the Pacifica had come to port stern first, and hence it was impossible to get a bow view from Hernesaari.
The angular look of the Fincantieri-built Costa/Carnival ships doesn't quite fit Costa's funnel stylings.
Next time: Aranda.

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