They have given us Costa Romantica, Costa Mediterranea and even Costa Fortuna. In the summer they’ll be launching Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica, and next year along will come Costa Deliziosa – quite a mouthful.
But it seems that Costa Cruises has run out of imagination when it comes to naming their ships, because they have launched a competition to find names for two sister ships to be launched in 2011 and 2012
It’s aimed at travel agents, who can win a trip to the christening ceremony, a free cruise, and a Costa workstation for their office. But there’s no reason why you shouldn’t call in at your local agent and offer your suggestions.
I doubt if Costa Packet, Costa Brava or even Costa Monger will do the trick, though. And Costa Living is out, too.
If it helps, the two ships concerned will be the 16th and 17th in Costa’s fleet, each carrying up to 3,780 passengers, and are being built at the Marghera shipyard in Venice.
So how about Costa Venezia© for the first, and Costa Olympica© for the second?
©Captain Greybeard: My lawyers will be watching.