Goddess of Night docked in Brindisi to accommodate G7 Security Forces

   May 28, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The former Costa Cruises ship Costa Magica (now renamed Goddess of the Night/fka Mykonos Magic) will serve as accommodations for 2600 police officers during the 50th G7 summit (from June 13 to 15, 2024, in Fasano, Apulia, Italy).

Owned by the Seajets group, Goddess of Night will be docked at Port Brindisi (Italy) from June 9th to June 17th, functioning as a floating hotel for the police force. An additional 1,900 officers will be housed in hotels in Bari and Brindisi, bringing the total number of officers involved in the security operation to 4500.

According to marine brokerage firm Ferrando & Massone, the Goddess of Night was chartered directly to the Ministry of the Interior from Seajets. About two months ago, representatives from the Ministry and the Police inspected the Goddess of Night and another vessel but ultimately selected the larger ship. The Goddess of Night will arrive in Brindisi on the morning of June 9 and remain until the evening of June 17, concluding all G7-related operations. Each cabin will accommodate a maximum of 2 passengers and 3 daily meals will be provided by the shipowner for ~2,600 people per day.

Each stateroom on the Goddess of Night is equipped with a safe for storing individual weapons, and various technical rooms are available for departmental equipment and armament storage.

The ship was recently drydock refitted at Canakkale ─░CDAS Shipyard (Turkey) and will operate under the new start-up cruise line/travel brand Neonyx Cruises.

The inaugural season starts in July with regular Eastern Mediterranean voyages, visiting ports in Greece and Turkey.