Guests sailing aboard the new Costa Concordia can learn how to
race like the pros on the ship’s state-of-the-art Grand Prix
driving simulatorthe first and only of its kind on a cruise ship.
Recently installed on the ship, the simulator features real-time
vehicle modeling, the same technology used by Grand Prix champion
drivers in training. The 112,000-ton, 3,780-passenger Costa
Concordia is the newest and largest ship in the Costa fleet and
will sail the Mediterranean in her first season beginning this
Located on one of the top decks of the Costa Concordia, guests
(aged 16 and older) can “virtually” compete in a Grand Prix race at
speeds of over 200 miles per hour on the simulator. They can also
record their performance throughout the week to compete with
themselves as well as other guests.
In addition to the Grand Prix attraction, the Costa Concordia will
feature the largest spa at sea. The ship is currently being
completed at the Fincantieri shipyards in Genoa, Italy. Official
delivery is scheduled for June 30 and inaugural festivities will
take place in Rome on July 7.