Seajets transforms former Costa Magica ship into Greek Islands Party Cruise

   June 3, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The former Costa Magica is set for a new chapter as a party cruise vessel navigating the Greek Islands.

Maritime Executive reports that Greek shipping company Seajets acquired 8 ships from Carnival Corporation and the now-defunct UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages between 2020 and 2023. While two of these vessels were sold for scrap and two others were transferred to other operators - Celestyal Cruises and French startup Compagnie Francaise De Croisieres - Seajets has retained the remaining ships.

Seajets is launching a new party cruise line for the Greek Islands called Neonyx Cruises, with the recently refurbished former Costa Magica, the largest of their acquisitions, leading the fleet. Renamed the Goddess of the Night, this ship will offer a unique blend of music festivals, cultural experiences, and scenic voyages on three- and four-night itineraries. Passengers can embark from Piraeus or Mykonos in Greece, or Cesme in Turkey, with a scheduled port call in Santorini, Greece, on Wednesdays.

Neonyx Cruises plans to offer adult-only voyages featuring performances by seven to ten international music DJs, along with dancers and acrobats. The ship will also include a casino, wellness amenities, sports facilities, and shopping options. Marketing materials highlight that music performances will span from sunset to sunrise, with the main buffet restaurant serving food until 4:30 a.m.

Operations are set to begin on July 15 aboard the 102,784 gross ton vessel, which can accommodate up to 3,470 passengers and 1,000+ crew members.