Costa Victoria cruise ship to be scrapped in Turkey

   January 11, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The plans to use the Costa Victoria cruise liner as a hotel ship have been dashed. Costa Cruises' oldest vessel is to be scrapped at Turkey's Aliaga shipbreaking yard (near Izmir).

In spring 2020, Costa Crociere sold Costa Victoria (shipowner was Carnival Corporation) to Genova Industrie Navali Srl, shortly after the start of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Italian company owns several drydocks and shipyards in Europe, including Genoa's T Mariotti Shipyard (specializing in luxury newbuilds) and Chantier Naval de Marseille (which has the Mediterranean's largest drydock).

Costa Victoria cruise ship

Following the liner's purchase was announced that GIN Group plans to use the vessel as a floating hotel for the workers and ship crew in the dry docks. However, these plans were never implemented. After 6+ months, in which the boat has rusted to the ground in Port Piombino, Italy, it has apparently been decided to sell it for scrap metal. Because Costa Victoria is no longer considered seaworthy, she will be towed to Aliaga.

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