Costa neoClassica deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Costa neoClassica deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Costa Cruises deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Costa neoClassica 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 neoClassica staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
Costa neoClassica (built 1991 as “Costa Classica”, last refurbished in 2014, scheduled refurbishment in 2018) is the first of two Classica-class Costa cruise ships – together with Costa neoRomantica. The ship’s name was changed after an extensive refurbishment done in December 2014. As part of the “Costa neoCollection” fleet of three “new” ships, neoClassica is also a sister to the ship Costa neoRiviera, and is the company's oldest vessel.
- NEWS: In early August 2017, Costa Cruises announced that the neoClassica ship leaves the fleet in 2018. The ship's last Costa cruise itinerary is scheduled for March 4, 2018 (7-day "India and Maldives" from Mumbai india to Male Maldives).
- The decision was made following the 4 new vessels with scheduled deliveries between 2019-2022. Each of the new ships is 183,000 tons, with over 2600 cabins and passenger capacity 6600.
- Renamed to "Grand Classica", in 2018 Costa neoClassica joins the fleet of the Florida-based company "Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line" (owned by NCL's formet President Kevin Sheehan). The company's current fleet consists of only one ship - MS Grand Celebration.
Costa neoClassica cruise ship deck plan has a total of 654 staterooms for 1308 passengers (max capacity is 1680 guests), served by 620 crew/staff. The ship has 10 passenger decks (all named after famous Italian Riviera cities), 4 restaurants, 9 lounges and bars, 2 swimming pools (none with retractable roof), 4 jacuzzies, 8 elevators. neoClassica has no self-service laundromats on board (passenger use laundry facilities).
neoClassica has numerous artworks of great value on display at various places throughout the ship. The list includes works by Emilio Tadini (mosaic walls in the theater) and Luciano Vistosi (displayed in the Atrium).
Costa neoClassica 2014 refurbishment review
The list of deck plan changes and renovations after the ship's drydock refit and refurbishment in 2014 (done in Genoa Italy) included:
- The vessel's hull was repainted. Engine rooms were updated. All hotel areas were renovated.
- Public areas and all passenger cabins were renovated (including new furniture in all balcony Suites).
- New cabin amenities were added, including Illy coffee machines and Elemis bath products.
- Tivoli Restaurant was upgraded - more 2-4 seats tables were added, as well as the seadays Brunch option.
- On deck 11, new TRX (classes area) was added to the SPA.
- The menu of Dolce Amore Bar (deck 9) was upgraded with a new pizza dinner option.
- During the ship's 2013 drydock in Genoa (Nov 12 - Dec 21) were done routine maintenance (hull, engine, hotel), public areas and passenger cabins renovation, new Suite furniture, Tivoli restaurant upgrade, SPA refurbishment (new TRX classes / sports area was added).
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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