Costa Introduces Grand Prix Simulator at Sea

Clients aboard the Costa Concordia can learn how to race like the pros

By: Ana Figueroa

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 summer.

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.