Costa Marina

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Costa Marina
Name: MS Axel Johnson
Owner: Costa Cruises
Port of registry: Genoa, Italy 22x20px
Acquired: 1969
Renamed: MS Regent Sun (1986)
MS Italia (1987)
MS Costa Marina (1988)
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 25,500 gross tons
Length: 616 feet (188 m)
Beam: 84 feet (26 m)
Decks: 9
Speed: 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h; 23.6 mph)
Capacity: 760 passengers
Crew: 389

MS Costa Marina is a cruise ship owned and operated by the Italy-based Costa Cruises. She was built in 1969 by the Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland as the container ship MS Axel Johnson for the Sweden-based Rederi AB Nordstjernan. In 1986 she was sold to Regency Cruises with the intention of being converted into a cruise ship under the name MS Regent Sun, but she was laid up instead. In 1987 she was sold to Navyclup and renamed MS Italia but continued laid up. In 1988 the ship was acquired by Costa Cruises, renamed Costa Marina and rebuilt into a cruise ship at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. She entered service as the Costa Marina in 1990.[1][2] After a refurbishment[citation needed] in 2002, she was marketed more towards German passengers.[1] She is designed to blend together the outdoors with elegant Italian art.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Asklander, Micke. "M/S Axel Johnson (1969)" (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
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