Costa Cruises fleet
Review of Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises (Costa Crociere) is a British-American owned Italian cruise line based in Genoa Italy. Costa is one of the main operating companies in Carnival Group (Carnival Corporation subsidiary) and a member of the exclusive “World’s Leading Cruise Lines Alliance” (WLCLA). WLCLA also includes Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn, Princess, and Windstar. The Costa cruise line is one of the two right answers (following Carnival) to the question "what are the cheapest cruise lines in the world". Costa is also ranked best for Mediterranean itineraries and among the best family cruise lines, ruling over Europe with its “Italian Style Cruising”. The company's headquarters: Costa Cruises, 200 S. Park Road, Suite 200, Hollywood, FL, 33021-8541 USA.
Costa is known for its energetic mix of Mediterranean cuisine, festive atmosphere, dynamic entertainment, American comfort, popular itineraries and convenient departure ports. Costa ships operate budget-priced cruises and their clientele is predominantly European – mostly younger couples and singles. Many Americans and Canadians enjoy Costa’s festivity on the Caribbean cruises.
In July 2015, Carnival Corporation signed a shipbuilding agreement with Meyer Werft for the construction of all 4 new class vessels. Contracts were finalized in April 2016. Of these 4 new cruise ships, 2 liners are for Costa and the other 2 for AIDA Cruises (Carnival's German brand).
- The new Costa ships were scheduled for delivery in 2019 (Costa Smeralda) and 2020. Costa ships were built in Turku Finland, AIDA ships - in Papenburg Germany.
- Each vessel has gross tonnage of 183,000 GT tons, over 2,600 cabins, double-occupancy passenger capacity 6,600 and crew capacity around 700.
- Ship's design features more efficient use of both indoor and open-deck spaces, with several multi-functional areas.
- The new ships for Costa and AIDA will be industry's first fully LNG-powered vessels (abbrev Liquefied Natural Gas), generating 100% of their onboard and propulsion power from LNG - both in ports and at sea.
- With the new vessels, Costa Group had a fleet of 7 ships on order with total capacity 41,000 berths, with combined total capacity of Costa's fleet 110,000 berths.
The 4-vessel contract was part of a previously announced larger shipbuilding order with Fincantieri (Italy) and Meyer Werft for all 9 new vessels with scheduled deliveries between 2019 and 2022. Managed by Costa Group, the Costa and AIDA combinjed fleet became Europe's largest. In 2014, one out of every two cruise ship tourists in Europe sailed on either AIDA or Costa ship. In 2015, Costa Group had 20 offices in 14 countries, around 27,000 shipbard employees and total passenger capacity of over 68,000 berths (across the combined fleet). Costa Group also is the leader on China's rapidly growing cruise market in Asia.
In January 2016, Carnival Corporation signed a MoA (memo of agreement) with Fincantieri to build 4 new vessels. Contracts were finalized in April 2016. Of these, 2 vessels were for Costa Asia (homeported in China, one named Costa Venezia and one yet to be named), 1 for Princess and 1 for P&O Australia.
- With this shipbuilding order, the Corporation had a total of 17 new ships scheduled for deliveries between 2016 and 2020. The four vessel will be built at Fincantieri's shipyards in Monfalcone and Marghera, with scheduled deliveries in 2019-2020.
- Three of the vessels are designed with gross tonnage 133,500 tons, LOA length is 323 m (1060 ft) and capacity 4000 passengers plus 1450 crew (2 are for Costa Asia, 1 for P&O AU). One ship with GT 143,700 tons and capacity 3560 passengers is for Princess. Both Costa ships are exclusively for the booming Chinese market.
- Each vessel is powered by two MAN diesel engines (model 14V48 / 60CR) plus three MAN diesel engines (medium-speed, model 8L48 / 60CR), providing total power output 62,400 kW. The engines are Tier-II compliant.
Costa cruise ship experience
- Dining: authentic Italian cuisine, prepared by European chefs, midnight buffets, gala dinners, health menu option. Spa suites, permanent room service.
- Costa ships specials: the 2-level Samsara Spa (6,000 sq.m., with many exotic treatments), a 3-level Theater, a 4D Cinema (hybrid), up to 4 on-board pools (2 with retractable roofs), a Grand Prix simulator, an 18-hole golf simulator. Every ship has a small chapel, suitable for intimate weddings.
- Traditional on-board celebration parties: “Benvenuto A Bordo”, “Buon Viaggio” and “Notte Tropical”. Costa’s festive theme nights: the tarantella dancing and pizza dough tossing during the Festa Italiana, playing games of boccie, ice carving, “Roman Bacchanal Parade” and “Roman Toga Party”.
- “Costa Kids’ Club” – supervised interactive programs, ages 3 to 17. Playstation World center on-board for video game tournaments.
- Entertainment: European-style casino, bingo, Internet cafe, musical revues, live performances by comedians, acrobats, and mime artists; classical concerts in lounges. Italian language and cooking classes on board. “Via Condotti” boutiques with premier Italian goods.
- For cruises starting April 2018 the cruise line restructured its fares into 4 categories, ranging from a Basic, no-frills version, to Deluxe level which includes just about everything. Costa announced its new pricing plan in North America after rolling it out in core European markets. The plan does not apply to a number of Asia-based vessels or world cruises. Unlike airlines, Costa is not charging for amenities that used to be free, with just one exception: The cheapest level doesn't include the ability to choose a cabin.
- Basic level, which is the least expensive option, includes dining in venues that have always been included in the price of the voyage, onboard entertainment, and use of pools and fitness areas. Guests who choose the Basic option don't get to choose cabin assignment. Total Comfort Classic includes all basics plus a cabin choice and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. A step up from it is Total Comfort Premium, offering choice of cabin in prime location, ability to select 1st or 2nd dinner seating, as well as unlimited drinks anytime. Deluxe is the top option, including a suite, unlimited drinks, spa access, invitations to special events, free minibar, in-suite daily fruit, and other amenities.
Costa has the youngest cruise fleet in Europe, and operates mainly Italy-flagged ships. Costa cruise ships are of 7 different classes (low to high): Axel Johnson, Classica, Sky, Spirit, Fortuna, Concordia and Vista.
Costa ships belong to the Europe’s youngest fleet of passenger liners. Costa is also the leader among the best Mediterranean “most fun” ship cruising lines. The Costa liners are among the Europe’s best family cruise ships (along with those of MSC) and are specifically designed to provide best family-fun “Italian-Style Cruising” experiences by cheap deals, traditional cuisine and some of the best onboard amenities and activities on big and middle size passenger ships.
- operator (Costa Cruises Group)
- owner (Carnival Corp)
- hallmark (“Cruising Italian Style”)
- flag (Italy)
- builder (Fincantieri, Italy).
- Hybrid Spirit-Vista Class: LUMINOSA, DELIZIOSA
- Concordia Class (Modified): FAVOLOSA, FASCINOSA
- Concordia Class: Costa CONCORDIA (sank in 2012), SERENA, PACIFICA
- Fortuna Class: FORTUNA, MAGICA
- Spirit Class: ATLANTICA, MEDITERRANEA
- Sky Class: VICTORIA
- Classica Class: CLASSICA, ROMANTICA
- Axel Johnson Class: MARINA, ALLEGRA.
Costa Cruises private island Sir Bani Yas
In June 2016, MSC Cruises announced it had created an exclusive "beach oasis" for vacationers on Abu Dhabi and Dubai cruises from 2016-2017 winter. The 1.5-mile stretch of land on the natural Sir Bani Yas island, off the southwest coast of Abu Dhabi, features shaded cabanas, hundreds of palm trees and over 2,000 sunbeds across 387,500 sq.feet of beaches.
- Starting from December 2016, MSC Fantasia added the destination, available exclusively to MSC Cruises passengers when the cruise ship calls at the island, to Emirates itineraries. The development is on a smaller isle connected to the main island by wooden boardwalk allowing exclusive access to MSC Cruises' passengers.
- Other facilities include: food, refreshments, MSC Aurea Spa area with a menu of massages, sports facilities (beach volleyball, tennis), family and kids-dedicated area with parents’ pergola, Bedouin tent offering arts & crafts created by local communities, lounge space with live music and a bar. The MSC Cruises company has been working closely with ecologists and Abu Dhabi Port Authorities for more than 2 years to develop the project and support the ongoing preservation work.
- The isle is one of the largest wildlife reserves in the region due to decades of conservation work and ecological investment to maintain its biodiversity. The Arabian Wildlife Park on the Sir Bani Yas main island is home to over 13,000 endangered and indigenous animals, as well as millions of plants and trees. The first sailing of the winter season departs on December 3, 2016 and calls at the isle on December 5. Prices started at US$719 per person for a 7-night itinerary.
- In July 2016, Costa Cruises announced the Sir Bani Yas Island will be added as 1-day stopover (port of call) on UAE Cruises (season 2016-2017) on Costa neoRiviera ship (now AIDAmira). Costa passengers had access to a private (Costa exclusive) beach with VIP areas with cabanas. Other shore excursion options were jeep safaris (in the wildlife park), sea kayaking, diving and snorkelling.
Costa cruise ship robots
An innovative AIDA and Costa Cruises program implemented latest cyborg technology fleetwide. Humanoid robots (named Peper) greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on shipboard dining, entertainment, pre-scheduled events, shore excursions and tours.
Peper robots are able to communicate in 3 different languages (English, German, Italian), to move fluidly and even to interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and face expressions.
The new technology was first tested on AIDAstella where Pepper learned to engage with passengers and crew. The first set of robots were introduced on Costa Diadema and AIDAprima in April 2016. By the end of summer 2016, Pepper robots were added on all AIDA and Costa ships.
(new) Shipboard-made mozzarella
Since 2017, Costa ships offer onboard-made, certified (top-quality) mozzarella produced from buffalo milk.
- The new product is branded "Latteria del Curatino" and created via partnership with two Campania-based dairy companies - "Comat" (dairy equipment manufacturer) and "Podere dei Leoni" (creamery, leading Italian producer of certified buffalo mozzarella).
- With this new food product, Costa became the world's first cruise ship company serving its passengers fresh-made mozzarella. The new service was introduced first on Costa Diadema.
- The shipboard-made mozzarella is produced by a Comat-manufactured steam machine (powered by electricity) that uses the curd of cow and buffalo milk sourced from Salerno's Piana del Sele area. The stretched curd is then rolled into a ball to form a mozzarella or hand-shaped and moulded by the cheesemaker to become buffalo mozzarella cheese.
- Costa ships' fresh-made mozzarella, as well as other onboard-made traditional Italian cheese specialities can be ordered from the special "Goccialatte" menu available in the Costa Cruises' signature pizzerias "Pummid'oro". The menu has a mozzarella roll (with salad, vegetables and smoked salmon), tomato and buffalo mozzarella (made in 3 different ways), tuna (with Doganella oil, red onions and burrata), beef carpaccio (with a chicory salad and smoked scamorza), warm focaccia, mortadella and stracciatella cheese (served with pickled vegetables), Neapolitan peasant bread, porcini mushrooms, fior di latte (onboard-made cheese) and guanciale (cured pork meat).
- The fresh-made Fior di latte cheese and buffalo mozzarella are also used in some Pummidoro pizzas, prepared with sourdough and select ingredients. By the end of 2017, these unique cheeses were also included in the menus served in other onboard restaurants.
Costa's 4GOODFOOD program
In February 2018, the company announced its 4GOODFOOD program for decreasing by 50% food waste fleetwide by the year 2020. As of 2018, on Costa ships are served annually around 54 million meals.
Following the company's review of the shipboard food service and food processing, it decided to remodel both with a new sustainability approach, engaging all passengers and crew in responsible consumption. It was estimated that this program engages nearly 2 million passengers per year, plus around 19,000 crew.
- For the project, Costa established partnerships with Banco Alimentare, Cittadinanzattiva Onlus, UNISG (University of Gastronomic Sciences), Slow Food Foundation and Winnow Solutions.
- The company Winnow Solutions specializes in food processing optimization in professional kitchens, As part of the program, Winnow trained around 2400 galley crew / kitchen workers fleetwide.
- The project was first tested in 2016 on Costa Diadema. The results were around 50% reduction in food waste.
- The onboard self-service buffet restaurants reported lowered food consumption by 20%. In 2017, Costa Cruises started to donate all the surplus food in Port Civitavecchia (Rome) - over 32,000 meals pe ryear. Same policy was implemented since 2018 in the Mediterranean ports Palermo, Bari, Venice, Cagliari (Sardinia Island), Marseille, Barcelona, Piraeus (Athens), Valletta (Malta).
(new) Costa cruise booking system
Starting April 2018, Costa Cruises has a new, restructured cruise booking system with fares based on 4 main categories. They range from Basic to Deluxe (all-inclusive). The new pricing plan doesn't apply to the Asia-based ships and also on world cruises. All previously free of charge (complimentary) amenities remain, with the exception that the cheapest (Basic) level don't include the option to choose a cabin.
- "Basic" level is the cheapest booking deal and includes dining in all complimentary venues, onboard entertainment, use of swimming pools and fitness facilities. However, cabin assignment is not available.
- "Total Comfort Classic" level includes all Basic level perks plus cabin choice and unlimited drinks (beer, wine, soft beverages / with lunches and dinners).
- "Total Comfort Premium" level includes premium cabin locations, option to select 1st or 2nd dinner seating, unlimited drinks anytime.
- "Deluxe" level is the all-inclusive option that includes Suite stateroom, unlimited drinks, unlimited spa access, invitations to onboard special events, free mini-bar, in-suite daily fruits.
New Costa cruise ship livery (2019)
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, in 2018 Costa Cruises changed company's cruise ship livery (hull logo) fleetwide. The first liner with the new logo was Costa Mediterranea.
The new livery is a stylized Italian flag (under the vessel's name / new font, larger lettering) painted on the bow. The project (scheduled completion by 2018's end) covered all active ships in the fleet plus the new vessels under construction - Costa Smeralda and Costa Venezia.
For its 70th Anniversary, Costa organized a special voyage exclusively for CostaClub (loyalty program) members. The 12-day Mediterranean itinerary was on Costa Pacifica and visited 18 different countries. The special cruise was booked by nearly 3000 people. It featured live concert by Gloria Gaynor (US singer) and a 3-meter high pyramid of gourmet eclair cakes (created by Chef Christophe Adam). The "birthday cruise" was attended by company's President Neil Palomba. Michelin Chef Bruno Barbieri directed a cooking show and presented his new (Costa fleet exclusive) menu.
On July 7 2018, during company's 70th anniversary celebrations in Genoa (Costa Zena Festival) was constructed a waterslide with length 340 m (1115 ft) designed to break Guinness World Record for "longest slid in 1 hour". The slide was installed on Via XX Settembre street and helped to establish world's new record of 775 km (481,6 ml) sliding in 1 hour. Another world record broken was for longest bunting string - 2070 maritime signal flags were connected into 2 km long line along the festival's areas. At Old Port and Piazza Caricamento were performed live 60 performers (street musicians, dancers, artists, acrobats), 29 singers, DJs, comedians. Piazza de Ferrari had for kids games, workshops and parties with mascots. The evening concert (at 8.30 pm) was on Radio 105 stage (opposite Piazza delle Feste) and included performances by popular Italian singers and bands.
Costa Asia is Carnival Corporation's subsidiary company that manages all the corporation's Asian cruise shipping operations. The Costa Asia company has offices in China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and India. Costa Asia is also the operator of all Asia-based Costa cruise ships.
Since May 2017, Costa Asia-managed cruise vessels (of all Carnival Corporation brands) allow using Alipay payment services onboard.
- The partnership between Carnival Corporation and Ant Financial Services Group (subsidiary of Alibaba, China's biggest online trading company) enables Chinese cruise passengers on all Carnival Corp ships in Asia to pay for onboard services and products using their Alipay (mobile payment platform) accounts.
- Among these onboard services and products are shopping, tours/excursions, food and drinks. These expenditures are added to the passenger's cabin folio, then cleared via his/her Alipay account on a nightly basis.
On September 21, 2017, Costa Cruises announced the company's partnership with Juventus (football club).
- The deal allows Costa to offer exclusively a Juventus onboard experience on all Costa Asia ships. This includes Juventus football content available 24/7 on all cabin TVs, talks and presentations (club history and memorabilia) at the ship's “Juventus Museum” and purchasing branded souvenirs at the themed "Juventus Shop".
- All Costa Asia ’ ships also feature a Juventus-branded mini club and character meetings by the Juve's official Jay Mascot (zebra). Onboard sport activities include a Juventus football training program (for all kids ages 5 to 14) modelled after the club's Juventus Academy (soccer school). The program is managed by Juve-trained coaches.
- The ever first "Juventus Museum" at sea was opened on Costa Serena on January 31, 2018.
Itinerary of Costa Cruises
|Ship Names||Homeports||Itineraries Changes|
|Costa Atlantica||The ship operates on cruises from Dubai (8-day roundtrips), Shanghai and Singapore.|
|Costa Deliziosa||The ship operates World Cruise from Europe, spring Eastern / Western Mediterranean and Black Sea itineraries, summer Holly Land and North Africa voyages.|
|Costa Diadema||The ship operates on 7-day Western Mediterranean cruises to France, Spain, Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca) and Sicily (Palermo)|
|Costa Fascinosa||The ship operates on 7-day Mediterranean roundtrips from Barcelona, Rome and Savona.|
|Costa Favolosa||The ship operates on Central and Western Mediterranean cruises. In late fall, Favolosa offers Transatlantic repositioning crossings and cruises in South America during winter.|
Currently, Costa Fortuna is homeported in Shanghai China, serving the booming Asian tourism market. In 2019, the ship is deployed back in Europe (repositioned to the Mediterranean). In Asia, Fortuna is replaced by the new ship (specifically built for China) Costa Smeralda. Fortuna has been deployed in Asia since April 2016.
In the Mediterranean, Fortuna is homeported in Genoa Italy (March through November 2019). The Spring-Fall itinerary from Genoa visits the ports Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Civitavecchia-Rome and La Spezia. The Summer itinerary from Genoa visits the ports Marseille, Tarragona (Costa Daurada), Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Olbia.
In the summer, Luminosa cruises in Europe on Eastern Mediterranean itineraries to (Adriatic Sea and Greek Islands).
|Costa Magica||The ship operates on Adriatic Sea cruises with roundtrip departures from Venice, Transatlantic crossings to Dominican Republic and Caribbean voyages in winter.|
|The ship operates on Southern and Eastern Caribbean cruises in the winter, Western and Eastern Mediterranean in the summer, and Transatlantic repositioning crossings.|
Ship's old itinerary program was based on Transatlantic repositioning crossings, summer Canary Islands and early fall Around the World cruise.
Since April 2017, the ship has been based in Asia, sailing roundtrip out of Shanghai, China. The new Asian itineraries visit ports in Korea (Sokcho, Busa), Russia (Vladivostok) and Japan (Aomori, Hakodate, Kanazawa, Maizuru, Niigata, Sakaiminato, Sakata).
For summer 2019, the ship is homeported in Japan, offering roundtrips from Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Fukuoka. Itineraries range from 4- to 8-night visiting ports in Japan, Korea and Russia.
|The ship operates on Central and Western Mediterranean cruises, Transatlantic crossings to Caribbean (cruises in the winter), Baltic Sea voyages in the summer.|
The ship operates on Western Mediterranean cruises from Savona and Rome, Transatlantic crossings to South America (cruises in the winter).
new ship (enters service in November 2019)
The ship operates on 7-day Western Mediterranean cruises leaving roundtrip from the Italian ports Savona and La Spezia. To be able to handle the large cruise liner, Port Savona's terminal is modified.
The list of all the itinerary's ports of call is yet to be announced.
|Costa Venezia||Shanghai China|
new ship (enters service in March 2019)
The inaugural voyage of Costa Venezia was scheduled for March 8, 2019. This eastbound repositioning cruise from Europe to China (53-day "world voyage" March 8-April 29 from Trieste to Yokohama via Suez Canal) includes popular ports of call in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Israel, (Suez Canal transit), Jordan, Oman, UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China (Hong Kong), Taiwan and Japan.
The inaugural cruise was offered for booking in 3 different segments - 20-day (Trieste-Dubai), 18-day (Dubai-Singapore) and 17-day (Singapore-Yokohama. The ship is homeported in China (Shanghai) for year-round passenger shipping operations exclusively in Asia.
Starting summer 2018, Costa Victoria offers 7-day Mediterranean cruises from Italy (Rome, Savona), Spain (Barcelona) and France (Marseille). The list of call ports includes La Spezia, Olbia (Sardinia), Ibiza (overnight), Palma de Mallorca and Tarragona (Costa Daurada, overnight).
In winter 2018-2019 are operated Indian Ocean Islands itineraries roundtrip from Mauritius.
During 2019 summer, the ship offers a 7-day itinerary dedicated to the Balearic Islands and Spain.
Costa cruise ship classes
Costa Smeralda (2019), Costa TBN2 (sister-ship, 2021)
- gross tonnage 180,000 tons, LNG powered, passengers 5200, cabins 2600
- shipbuilder Meyer Turku
- building cost USD 950 million each
- Costa Venezia (2019), Costa TBN4 (2020)
- new class ships for the Asian market (homeported in China)
- gross tonnage 135,500 tons, passengers 4200
- shipbuilder Fincantieri
- building cost USD 780 million each
- Specifications: tonnage 92,700 GT, length 294 m, beam 32 m, draft 7 m, decks 12, speed 42 km/h, 1,130 staterooms, capacity 2,828+1,100 passengers+crew. Cost: US 600 million.
After the 2014 Inaugural Cruise, Diadema was deployed in the Western Mediterranean Sea region on 7-day itineraries out of Rome, Barcelona and Marseille.
- 7-n from Dubai to Persian Gulf (winter)
- 10 and 11-n Mediterranean from Genoa (fall, incl Canary Islands), Eastern Med; and 4-n Western Med (spring)
- Northern Europe 11-n from Amsterdam (summer)
- 3 and 4-n Mediterranean from Genoa (fall and spring), 4 and 9-n Western Med
- Northern Europe: 7-n Baltic from Copenhagen (summer), incl Norway Fjords
- 7-n from Dubai to the Persian Gulf (winter).
(Modified) Concordia-Class Ships Specifications: tonnage 114,500 GT, length 290 m, beam 32 m, draft 8 m, decks 13, speed 40 km/h, 1,506 staterooms, capacity 3,780+1,100 passengers+crew. Cost: US 670 million.
Costa FASCINOSA (2012) – 4-5-7-day trips in Mediterranean from Venice.
Costa FAVOLOSA (2011) – 7-n Mediterranean from Venice.
Concordia-Class Ships Specifications (Modified Conquest-class): tonnage 114,500 GT, length 290m, beam 36m, draft 8m, decks 14, speed 40 km/h, 1,500 staterooms, capacity 3,780+1,100 passengers+crew.
Costa PACIFICA (2009) – the first recording studio at sea.
- Northern Europe from Hamburg Germany
- South America (during winter)
Costa SERENA (2007) – 7-n Mediterranean, Dubai; Costa Serena started year-round deployment from Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai in April 2015.
Fortuna-Class Ships Specifications (identical to the Carnival Destiny-class): tonnage 105,000 GT, length 271m, beam 37m, draft 8m, decks 13, speed 37 km/h, 1,358 staterooms, capacity 2,720+1,027 passengers+crew.
Costa MAGICA (2004) – Western Med 7-n from Rome (fall and winter)
Costa FORTUNA (2003) – all present and past Costa ships are displayed as models in her Atrium.
- 9 and 10-n South America from Sao Paulo
- 5 and 7-n Mediterranean from Venice incl the Adriatic)
- arrives in Shanghai on April 22, 2016; currently sailing in Asia.
Spirit-Class Ships Specifications: tonnage 86,000 GT, length 292m, beam 32m, draft 8m, decks 12, speed 41 km/h, capacity 2,114+912 passengers+crew. Builder: Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Finland. Panamax form factor (able to traverse the Panama Canal).
- South America (during winter)
- 7-n Eastern Med from Venice (late spring), and 10-n Egypt-Greek-Turkey from Genoa (late fall)
- 7-n Northern Europe from Copenhagen (summer), Scandinavia and Russia, and Norwegian Fjords
- 5 and 7-n Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale (spring, fall)
- currently sailing in Asia.
Sky-Class Ships Specifications: tonnage 76,000 GT, length 252m, beam 32m, draft 8m, decks 12, speed 40 km/h, capacity 1,928+766 passengers+crew, builder: Bremer Vulkan, Germany.
Costa VICTORIA (1996) – the first cruise ship with later added balconies.
- Japan cruises in 2016
- Asian itineraries from China and Singapore. In 2017-2018, the ship was homeported in Laem Chabang (Bangkok) for roundtrips in Gulf of Thailand. In the period January 11- 25, the ship had scheduled three 4-night itineraries to Koh Samui, Sihanoukville and Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam). Followed a 4-night relocation itinerary to China.
- Mediterranean itineraries since 2018
Classica-Class Ships Specifications: tonnage 53,000 GT, length 220m, beam 31m, draft 8m, decks 11, speed 34 km/h, capacity 1,600+600 passengers+crew, builder: Fincantieri, Italy.
- Indian Ocean (during winter leaving from Mauritius)
- Asia (2017) visiting ports in Japan, Russia, Korea
- In 2017, neoRomantica became Costa Cruises' 5th ship deployed on the Asian marked - following Costa Victoria (since 2012), Costa Atlantica (since 2013), Costa Serena (since 2015) and Costa Fortuna (since 2016).
- The ship underwent an USD 11,5 million refit in Shanghai before starting Asian itineraries to ports in Japan (Hakodate, Kanazawa, Maizuru, Niigata, Sakaiminato, Sakata), Russia (Vladivostok) and Korea (Busan).
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