Costa neoRomantica

Costa neoRomantica cruise ship
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Cruise line
Costa Cruises

Current cruise:
16 days, round-trip Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece
29 Apr, 2016 - 14 May, 2016

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Costa neoRomantica Review and Specifications

Specifications of Costa neoRomantica

Flag Italy flag Italy
Builder FINCANTIERI CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI S.P.A.
Year of built 1993
Speed 21.1 kn
Length 220 m
Beam 32 m
Gross Tonnage 56769 gt
Passengers 1578 - 1894
Crew 650
Passengers-to-space ratio 30
Decks 13
Decks with cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2012

Review of Costa neoRomantica

Launched in 1993 as “Costa Romantica”, Costa neoRomantica is the second of the two Costa Cruises Classica-class ships, together with Costa neoClassica. The ship cost US $325 million to build and was last refurbished in 2012.

History - construction & ownership

“Costa Crociere” is a British-American owned Italian cruise line based in Genoa, Italy. Costa is one of the main operating companies in the Carnival group, and a member of the exclusive “World’s Leading Cruise Lines Alliance” (WLCLA), which also includes Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, The Yachts of Seabourn, Princess, and Windstar. One of the best cruise lines for Mediterranean and among the best family lines, the Costa company rules over Europe with its best “Italian Style Cruising” experiences.

The 56,769-ton, 1,344-passenger old cruise ship Costa Romantica started a whole new life after the 2011 refurbishment resulting in the new Costa neoRomantica ship. The new Romantica added some 3,000 tons to her weight, along with two brand new half decks and many new cabins (including with balconies). A service fee of six euros (approximately $7.20) is included to the onboard account of every traveler, every day. Half that sum is charged for kids under the age of eighteen years. This sum is divided as follows: two euros to the cabin steward(ess), two euros to the waiter and assistant waiter, and two euros to the personnel in Il Giardino. A 15 % service fee is included to bills for beverages and for salon and spa services.

Cruise itinerary program

Costa neoRomantica itinerary program is based on late spring Atlantic crossings, summer Canary Islands cruises and early fall trip Around the World. Starting in April 2017, the ship will be based in Asia. Costa neoRomantica arrives in Shanghai on April 10, 2017 following a 23-day repositioning cruise departing March 18 from Port Louis and visiting Port Victoria, Malè, Colombo, Phuket, Singapore, Da Nang and Hong KongThe ship will then be drydocked in Shanghai for a makeover to customize the vessel for catering to local sourcing. Costa neoRomantica will head on first cruise dedicated to local market on April 24, 2017 from Shanghai.

Cabins

Most Costa neoRomantica staterooms are 175-sq.foot Oceanview rooms (395). There are a total of 789 staterooms in 14 categories. 27 are the wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Costa neoRomantica are the Grand Suites (505 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

The Botticelli Restaurant is the main dining room on Costa neoRomantica. It is located on Deck 8 aft and has large windows on three sides, giving great sea views during the day. One of two sets of shades is drawn at night - plain room-darkening shades (ordinary dinners) and shades depicting classic Costa posters (festive dinners). Also for festive dinners, candles are placed on the tables. Il Giardino is ship's buffet restaurant. It is located aft on Deck 10, and is divided into small areas with wicker furniture. Outside the Il Giardino there is an outdoor area called La Terrazza. Here there are tables for 4 with padded chairs. Service in the buffet is divided into stations.

Follows the complete list of Costa neoRomantica restaurants and food bars.

  • Ristorante Botticelli (complimentary 2-level aft Dining Room with 2 fixed Dinner seatings)
  • Ristorante Club neoRomantica (specialty a la carte restaurant; features French and Italian cuisine, Steakhouse menu and extensive wine list; dinner-only, reservations required)
  • Ristorante Samsara (serves healthy and low calorie food; with complimentary dining room for guests in Samsara Spa cabins, and a specialty restaurant for other passengers, at surcharge/reservations required)
  • Ristorante Giardino (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5:00 p.m., and dinner; in the evening is transformed into Pizzeria, complimentary, with waiter service)
  • Grill Capri (fast food station, complimentary)
  • Pizzeria Capri (lunch & dinner only pizza restaurant, complimentary).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Even though Costa Romantica cruise ship shows her age - in the low percentage of balcony cabins, for example, or fewer recreative or dining possibilities - travelers are very impressed with its Club Squok program for children. The kids' amenities are, as was typical in the mid 1990's, quite little and narrow. Costa neoRomantica provides one dining room, the new Samsara restaurant, a grand buffet, casino, eight bars, one show lounge, two pools & four jacuzzis plus SPA. There are advantages and disadvantages to such an international cruisers base. On the plus side, it is scholastic to be exposed to distinct customs, cuisines and points of view. On the negative side, some of the people might seem rude. Because they suppose most travelers are not going to understand them, they do not greet others or apologize when suitable. While Italian is the lingua franca of the cruise liner, only Italians speak it onboard; the Filipino crew members speak English.

Follows the complete list of Costa neoRomantica lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Cabaret Vienna (main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus and laser light shows)
  • Cigar Lounge & Bar (also selling cigars and fine liquor)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Excelsior (served by the Excelsior Bar)
  • neoRomantica Atrium (multi-deck “Atrio Centrale” - open-floor area with live music and entertainment)
  • Enoteca Verona (Wine & Cheese bar; has 100+ choices of cheeses and 80+ labels of wine)
  • Grand Bar Piazza Italia (Lounge & Bar for specialty cocktails, sparkling wines, starters; with live music entertainment)
  • Biblioteca & Internet Point (combined library and Internet computers room)
  • Galleria Via Condotti (duty & tax free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco and liquor)
  • Galeria Foto (Photo Gallery & Shop)
  • Mondo Virtuale (Video Games Arcade)
  • Cafetteria (chocolates, specialty coffee bar & patisserie)
  • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
  • Salone Disco Tango (Disco & Nightclub)
  • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids programme and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
  • Centro Banessere Samsara (2-level Spa & Wellness complex, with Fitness and separate Spinning/Aerobics Room; Venus Beauty Salon, Massages and Treatments Rooms, Japanese TeaRoom, Relaxation Room, Thermal Suites, Solarium, Tepidarium (heated loungers), Laconium (low humidity sauna), Aroma Steam Baths, Thalassotherapy pool, Turkish Bath, Solarium, Saunas, Kinesis Room. All neoRomantica’s guests in Spa staterooms have free access to most of the Spa complex)
  • Gymnasium (cardiovascular equipment with views over looking the sea; VisioWeb screens enable guests to connect to the internet and their iPods to use during workouts)
  • Lido Saint-Tropez pool area (with poolside bar and cabanas)
  • Lido Montecarlo pool area and terrace (Montecarlo pool with one Whirlpool; served by Montecarlo Bar and Capri Grill&Pizza)
  • Lido Biarritz pool area (pool with sunbathing area; served by Montecarlo bar)
  • Solarium (open-air relaxation area)
  • Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track).

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com

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Costa neoRomantica Itineraries 2016

The below listed Costa neoRomantica cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Costa Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
14 April 16 days, round-trip Italy, France, Spain, Canary Islands, Madeira
14 Apr      Departing from Savona
15 Apr 08:00 - 17:00      Marseille
16 Apr 08:00 - 17:00      Barcelona
18 Apr 08:00 - 14:00      Malaga
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00      Arrecife
21 Apr 09:00 - 23:00      Gran Canaria
22 Apr 07:00 - 16:00      Tenerife
23 Apr 09:00 - 18:00      Funchal
25 Apr 09:00 - 14:00      Gibraltar
26 Apr 08:00 - 14:00      Cartagena
28 Apr 08:00 - 18:00      Civitavecchia (Rome)
29 Apr      Arriving in Savona
29 April 16 days, round-trip Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece
Prices starting
from $2808
29 Apr      Departing from Savona
01 May 09:00 - 17:00      Reggio Calabria
03 May 08:00 - 20:00      Iraklion
04 May 08:00 - 16:00      Santorini
06 May 08:00 - 19:00      Bourgas
07 May 07:00 - 19:00      Constanza
09 May 09:00 - 18:00      Volos
10 May 09:00 - 18:00      Piraeus (Athens)
11 May 13:00 - 19:00      Katakolon (Olympia)
13 May 08:00 - 18:00      Civitavecchia (Rome)
14 May      Arriving in Savona
14 May 13 days, one-way from Savona to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $1199
14 May      Departing from Savona
15 May 15:00 - 21:00      Barcelona
16 May 08:00 - 14:00      Palma de Mallorca
17 May 14:00 - 20:00      Malaga
18 May 08:00 - 17:00      Cadiz
19 May 09:00 - 17:00      Lisbon
20 May 09:00 - 19:00      Vigo
22 May 08:00 - 18:00      Bilbao
24 May 08:00 - 19:00      Le Havre (Paris)
25 May 08:00 - 19:00      Dover
26 May      Arriving in Amsterdam
26 May 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1199
26 May      Departing from Amsterdam
28 May 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
29 May 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
30 May 09:00 - 10:00      Hellesylt
30 May 12:00 - 19:00      Geiranger
31 May 08:00 - 18:00      Andalsnes
01 Jun 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
02 Jun 11:00 - 20:00      Stavanger
04 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam
04 June 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1199
04 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam
06 Jun 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
07 Jun 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
08 Jun 10:00 - 18:00      Andalsnes
09 Jun 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
10 Jun 08:00 - 09:00      Hellesylt
10 Jun 11:00 - 18:00      Geiranger
11 Jun 13:00 - 21:00      Stavanger
13 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam
13 June 15 days, round-trip Spitzbergen: Beyond North Cape
Prices starting
from $2599
13 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam
15 Jun 13:00 - 19:00      Molde
17 Jun 10:00 - 20:00      Tromso
18 Jun 09:00 - 19:00      Honningsvag
20 Jun 09:00 - 16:00      Longyearbyen
22 Jun 13:00 - 21:00      Gravdal
24 Jun 08:00 - 09:00      Hellesylt
24 Jun 11:00 - 18:00      Geiranger
25 Jun 09:00 - 17:00      Bergen
27 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam
27 June 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1549
27 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam
29 Jun 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
30 Jun 08:00 - 09:00      Hellesylt
30 Jun 11:00 - 18:00      Geiranger
01 Jul 07:00 - 18:00      Andalsnes
02 Jul 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
03 Jul 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
04 Jul 09:00 - 19:00      Stavanger
06 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam
06 July 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1549
06 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam
08 Jul 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
09 Jul 08:00 - 09:00      Hellesylt
09 Jul 11:00 - 18:00      Geiranger
10 Jul 07:00 - 18:00      Andalsnes
11 Jul 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
12 Jul 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
13 Jul 09:00 - 19:00      Stavanger
15 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam
15 July 15 days, round-trip Iceland Legends
Prices starting
from $2849
15 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam
17 Jul 08:00 - 20:00      Lerwick
19 Jul 08:00 - 19:00      Seydisfjordur
20 Jul 09:00 - 19:00      Akureyri
21 Jul 09:00 - 19:00      Isafjord
22 Jul 08:00 - 20:00      Grundarfjordur
23 Jul 07:00 - 19:00      Reykjavik
25 Jul 13:00 - 20:00      Kirkwall
26 Jul 08:00 - 18:00      Invergordon
27 Jul 08:00 - 20:00      Edinburgh
29 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam
29 July 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1799
29 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam
31 Jul 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
01 Aug 08:00 - 15:00      Geiranger
01 Aug 17:00 - 18:00      Hellesylt
02 Aug 07:00 - 16:00      Andalsnes
03 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
04 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
05 Aug 11:00 - 20:00      Stavanger
07 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam
07 August 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1799
07 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam
09 Aug 07:00 - 13:00      Stavanger
10 Aug 09:00 - 21:00      Andalsnes
11 Aug 07:00 - 19:00      Alesund
12 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
13 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
14 Aug 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
16 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam
16 August 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1799
16 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam
18 Aug 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
19 Aug 08:00 - 09:00      Hellesylt
19 Aug 11:00 - 18:00      Geiranger
20 Aug 07:00 - 18:00      Andalsnes
21 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
22 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
23 Aug 09:00 - 19:00      Stavanger
25 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam
25 August 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1699
25 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam
27 Aug 08:00 - 17:00      Bergen
28 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Flam
29 Aug 10:00 - 18:00      Andalsnes
30 Aug 08:00 - 09:00      Hellesylt
30 Aug 11:00 - 18:00      Geiranger
31 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Olden
01 Sep 12:00 - 20:00      Stavanger
03 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam
03 September 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Savona
Prices starting
from $1599
03 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam
04 Sep 09:00 - 17:00      Zeebrugge
05 Sep 08:00 - 20:00      Le Havre (Paris)
06 Sep 08:00 - 20:00      Portland
08 Sep 08:00 - 17:00      Santander
09 Sep 08:00 - 18:00      La Coruna
10 Sep 08:00 - 18:00      Porto
12 Sep 08:00 - 14:00      Gibraltar
14 Sep 09:00 - 18:00      Marseille
15 Sep      Arriving in Savona

Costa neoRomantica Itineraries 2017

The below listed Costa neoRomantica cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Costa Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
07 January 14 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar
Prices starting
from $1699
07 Jan      Departing from Port Louis
10 Jan 08:00 - 13:00      Mahe
14 Jan 08:00 - 19:00      Nosy Be
15 Jan 08:00 - 18:00      Diego Suarez
17 Jan 07:00 - 14:00      Tamatave
18 Jan 13:00 - 19:00      Saint-Denis
20 Jan      Arriving in Port Louis
21 January 14 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar
Prices starting
from $1699
21 Jan      Departing from Port Louis
24 Jan 08:00 - 13:00      Mahe
28 Jan 08:00 - 19:00      Nosy Be
29 Jan 08:00 - 18:00      Diego Suarez
31 Jan 07:00 - 14:00      Tamatave
01 Feb 13:00 - 19:00      Saint-Denis
03 Feb      Arriving in Port Louis
04 February 14 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar
Prices starting
from $1849
04 Feb      Departing from Port Louis
07 Feb 08:00 - 13:00      Mahe
11 Feb 08:00 - 19:00      Nosy Be
12 Feb 08:00 - 18:00      Diego Suarez
14 Feb 07:00 - 14:00      Tamatave
15 Feb 13:00 - 19:00      Saint-Denis
17 Feb      Arriving in Port Louis
18 February 14 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar
Prices starting
from $1849
18 Feb      Departing from Port Louis
21 Feb 08:00 - 13:00      Mahe
25 Feb 08:00 - 19:00      Nosy Be
26 Feb 08:00 - 18:00      Diego Suarez
28 Feb 07:00 - 14:00      Tamatave
01 Mar 13:00 - 19:00      Saint-Denis
03 Mar      Arriving in Port Louis
04 March 14 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar
Prices starting
from $1849
04 Mar      Departing from Port Louis
07 Mar 08:00 - 13:00      Mahe
11 Mar 08:00 - 19:00      Nosy Be
12 Mar 08:00 - 18:00      Diego Suarez
14 Mar 07:00 - 14:00      Tamatave
15 Mar 13:00 - 19:00      Saint-Denis
17 Mar      Arriving in Port Louis
16 March 26 days, one-way from Saint-Denis to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $2428
16 Mar      Departing from Saint-Denis
17 Mar 08:00 - 21:00      Port Louis
21 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      Mahe
25 Mar 09:00 - 19:00      Male
27 Mar 08:00 - 18:00      Colombo
31 Mar 08:00 - 18:00      Phuket
02 Apr 09:00 - 17:00      Singapore
05 Apr 08:00 - 18:00      Da Nang
07 Apr 09:00 - 21:00      Hong Kong
10 Apr      Arriving in Shanghai
18 March 24 days, one-way from Port Louis to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $2258
18 Mar      Departing from Port Louis
21 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      Mahe
25 Mar 09:00 - 19:00      Male
27 Mar 08:00 - 18:00      Colombo
31 Mar 08:00 - 18:00      Phuket
02 Apr 09:00 - 17:00      Singapore
05 Apr 08:00 - 18:00      Da Nang
07 Apr 09:00 - 21:00      Hong Kong
10 Apr      Arriving in Shanghai