Costa Group announced its decision to bring the neoRiviera ship to Genoa for a major (EUR 50 million) drydock refurbishment project at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard. The agreement was signed at Costa Group’s Genoa headquarters by Michael Thamm (Group CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia) and Ferdinando Garre (CEO of San Giorgio del Porto).
The 1-month long drydock will transform Costa neoRiviera (currently part of Costa Cruises fleet) into AIDAmira (to be transferred to AIDA Cruises). Both brands are part of Costa Group (fully owned subsidiary of Carnival Corporation). The project involves ~1000 workers, of which 150 shipyard employees.
Next table shows neoRiviera's last voyage for Costa (10-day Mediterranean itinerary) priced from USD 980 pp.
|Date / Time||Port|
|19 Oct 16:30||Departing from Toulon, France|
|20 Oct 09:30 - 18:00||Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Spain|
|21 Oct 08:00 - 20:00||Palma, Mallorca-Majorca Island, Spain|
|23 Oct 07:00 - 18:00||Cagliari, Sardinia Island, Italy|
|24 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Trapani, Sicily Island, Italy|
|25 Oct 09:00 - 18:00||Valletta, Malta|
|26 Oct 08:00 - 17:00||Catania, Sicily Island, Italy|
|27 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Salerno, Italy|
|28 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy|
|29 Oct 08:00||Arriving in Savona, Italy|
On Oct 30, the vessel will arrive in Port Genoa for the drydock refurbishment (October 30 through November 28). The renovated neoRiviera will arrive in homeport Palma (Balearic Spain) on November 29 for the christening ceremony in which will be renamed AIDAmira.