Costa neoRomantica

Costa neoRomantica cruise ship
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Cruise line
Costa Cruises

Current cruise:
10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
26 May, 2016 - 04 Jun, 2016

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Costa neoRomantica Review and Specifications

Specifications of Costa neoRomantica

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 May 13 days, one-way from Savona to Amsterdam
14 May        Departing from Savona, Italy
15 May 15:00 - 21:00        Barcelona, Spain
16 May 08:00 - 14:00        Palma de Mallorca, Spain
17 May 14:00 - 20:00        Malaga, Spain
18 May 08:00 - 17:00        Cadiz, Spain
19 May 09:00 - 17:00        Lisbon, Portugal
20 May 09:00 - 19:00        Vigo, Spain
22 May 08:00 - 18:00        Bilbao, Spain
24 May 08:00 - 19:00        Le Havre, France, Le Havre-Paris
25 May 08:00 - 19:00        Dover, United Kingdom
26 May        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 May 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1199
26 May        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
28 May 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
29 May 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
30 May 09:00 - 10:00        Hellesylt, Norway
30 May 12:00 - 19:00        Geiranger, Norway
31 May 08:00 - 18:00        Andalsnes, Norway
01 Jun 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
02 Jun 11:00 - 20:00        Stavanger, Norway
04 Jun        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 June 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1199
04 Jun        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 Jun 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
07 Jun 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
08 Jun 10:00 - 18:00        Andalsnes, Norway
09 Jun 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
10 Jun 08:00 - 09:00        Hellesylt, Norway
10 Jun 11:00 - 18:00        Geiranger, Norway
11 Jun 13:00 - 21:00        Stavanger, Norway
13 Jun        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 June 15 days, round-trip Spitzbergen: Beyond North Cape
Prices starting
from $1299
13 Jun        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 Jun 13:00 - 19:00        Molde, Norway
17 Jun 10:00 - 20:00        Tromso, Norway
18 Jun 09:00 - 19:00        Honningsvag, Norway
20 Jun 09:00 - 16:00        Longyearbyen, Norway
22 Jun 13:00 - 21:00        Gravdal, Norway
24 Jun 08:00 - 09:00        Hellesylt, Norway
24 Jun 11:00 - 18:00        Geiranger, Norway
25 Jun 09:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
27 Jun        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 June 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1549
27 Jun        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
29 Jun 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
30 Jun 08:00 - 09:00        Hellesylt, Norway
30 Jun 11:00 - 18:00        Geiranger, Norway
01 Jul 07:00 - 18:00        Andalsnes, Norway
02 Jul 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
03 Jul 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
04 Jul 09:00 - 19:00        Stavanger, Norway
06 Jul        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 July 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1549
06 Jul        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
08 Jul 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
09 Jul 08:00 - 09:00        Hellesylt, Norway
09 Jul 11:00 - 18:00        Geiranger, Norway
10 Jul 07:00 - 18:00        Andalsnes, Norway
11 Jul 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
12 Jul 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
13 Jul 09:00 - 19:00        Stavanger, Norway
15 Jul        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 July 15 days, round-trip Iceland Legends
Prices starting
from $2849
15 Jul        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 Jul 08:00 - 20:00        Lerwick, UK, Scotland, Shetland Islands
19 Jul 08:00 - 19:00        Seydisfjordur, Iceland
20 Jul 09:00 - 19:00        Akureyri, Iceland
21 Jul 09:00 - 19:00        Isafjord, Iceland
22 Jul 08:00 - 20:00        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
23 Jul 07:00 - 19:00        Reykjavik, Iceland
25 Jul 13:00 - 20:00        Kirkwall, UK, Scotland
26 Jul 08:00 - 18:00        Invergordon, UK, Scotland
27 Jul 08:00 - 20:00        Edinburgh, UK, Scotland
29 Jul        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
29 July 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1299
29 Jul        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 Jul 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
01 Aug 08:00 - 15:00        Geiranger, Norway
01 Aug 17:00 - 18:00        Hellesylt, Norway
02 Aug 07:00 - 16:00        Andalsnes, Norway
03 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
04 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
05 Aug 11:00 - 20:00        Stavanger, Norway
07 Aug        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
07 August 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1299
07 Aug        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
09 Aug 07:00 - 13:00        Stavanger, Norway
10 Aug 09:00 - 21:00        Andalsnes, Norway
11 Aug 07:00 - 19:00        Alesund, Norway
12 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
13 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
14 Aug 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
16 Aug        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
16 August 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1199
16 Aug        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
18 Aug 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
19 Aug 08:00 - 09:00        Hellesylt, Norway
19 Aug 11:00 - 18:00        Geiranger, Norway
20 Aug 07:00 - 18:00        Andalsnes, Norway
21 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
22 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
23 Aug 09:00 - 19:00        Stavanger, Norway
25 Aug        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
25 August 10 days, round-trip The Enchanting Fjords
Prices starting
from $1199
25 Aug        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 Aug 08:00 - 17:00        Bergen, Norway
28 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Flam, Norway
29 Aug 10:00 - 18:00        Andalsnes, Norway
30 Aug 08:00 - 09:00        Hellesylt, Norway
30 Aug 11:00 - 18:00        Geiranger, Norway
31 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Olden, Norway
01 Sep 11:00 - 20:00        Stavanger, Norway
03 Sep        Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands
03 September 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Savona
Prices starting
from $1599
03 Sep        Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 Sep 09:00 - 17:00        Zeebrugge/Bruges, Zeebrugge-Bruges
05 Sep 08:00 - 20:00        Le Havre, France, Le Havre-Paris
06 Sep 08:00 - 20:00        Portland, Australia
08 Sep 08:00 - 17:00        Santander, Spain
09 Sep 08:00 - 18:00        La Coruna, Spain
10 Sep 08:00 - 18:00        Porto, France, Corsica
12 Sep 08:00 - 14:00        Gibraltar, United Kingdom
14 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Marseille, France
15 Sep        Arriving in Savona, Italy

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