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Costa Cruises Sheds 5 Older Ships

By ,   October 7, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The mass-market cruise company Costa Cruises by May 2021 will sell 5 of fleet's oldest ships, including two Europe-based vessels and 2 Costa Asia ships. Costa Mediterranea leaves the fleet in May 2021. The cruise ships will be replaced with more efficient ones such as the new 4300-passenger Costa Smeralda.

Costa Smeralda cruise ship

Costa Mediterranea and the 2112-passenger Costa Atlantica will be transferred to China State Shipbuilding Corporation. The 1680-passenger Grand Classica starts operations from homeport West Palm Beach Florida to Nassau on October 12, 2019, for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.