Costa Victoria deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Each of the Costa Victoria cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Costa Victoria staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
Costa Victoria (built 1996, last refurbished in 2018) is the Sky-class vessel in the Costa cruise line’s fleet. In this class Victoria is together with the NCL ships Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun. The NCL Sky ship was originally ordered by Costa Crociere as “Costa Olympia”, but finished as “Norwegian Sky”.
Costa Victoria cruise ship deck plan has a total of 964 staterooms for 1928 passengers (max capacity is 2274 guests), served by 820 crew/staff. The ship has 10 passenger decks (all named after famous classical Italian operas), 5 restaurants, 12 lounges and bars, 3 swimming pools (indoor and adults-only, in the Spa), 4 jacuzzies, 12 elevators. Victoria has no self-service laundromats on board.
Victoria has glass mosaics (by E. Tadinidi) and numerous other artworks (including by A. Vignali) and prints on display at various places throughout the ship.
Costa Victoria 2013 refurbishment review
The ship's 2013 drydock in Genoa Italy (October 25 - November 11) was budgeted USD 18 million. The project (planned to prepare the vessel for the Asian market) included:
- redesigned old and added new retail boutique shops
- introduced new dining venues and menu options (aft buffet restaurant terrace, Pizza, Noodle Bar, midnight buffet) and a evening entertainment program in the Theater Lounge
- All lounges were redecorated. New art works were installed. The ship's interior was restyled (European flair).
The list of significant deck plan changes after the ship's 2004 major drydock refit included:
- transformation of 242 Oceanview to Balcony cabins (on decks 9, 10, 11)
- added balconies to 4 suites (on deck 11)
- Aft on Lido deck 11 was addded a terrace to the Ristorante Buffet Bolero. Also on Deck 11 were added two promenades (outdoor deck relaxation areas).
- The vessel also updated in compliance to the latest maritime shipping standards.
Before returning from Asian to Mediterranean cruise service, in 2018 (March 18-30) the ship underwent a scheduled drydock refurbishment at Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard.
Cruise ship Pepper robots
An innovative AIDA and Costa Cruises program implemented latest cyborg technology fleetwide. Humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on dining (restaurants, bars), entertainment (lounges, scheduled events, presentations, promotions) and Costa Cruises shore excursions and tours (offered in ports of call along the cruise ship itinerary).
These robots (named “Pepper”) 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.
Designed by the companies ALDEBARAN and SoftBank, the Pepper robot was launched in Japan (June 2014) as the world’s first “emotional” robot. The machine's main statistics are:
- height 120 cm / 4 ft
- weight 28 kg / 62 pounds
- 3x wheels (omnidirectional)
- 17x joints
- 1x 3D depth sensor
- 2x HD cameras
- 4x microphones
- touch sensors (in its head and hands)
- a 10-inch (25 cm) touch screen
The new technology was first tested on the AIDAstella ship 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.
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