IMO 8716502

          Costa neo Classica. Sold july 2017 to Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line  Left Costa fleet march 2018 New name: Grand Classica

Registered Owner: Costa Crociere Spa. - Italy

Entered service: 1991 - Refit: 2001/2014 - Gross tonnage:  52.926 -  Pass. cap. lower beds: 1308. - All berths: 1680 - Passenger decks: 11 - Length: 220,61 m. - Beam: 30.80 m. - Propulsion: 4 diesel engines make Sulzer type 8ZAL40S total output 22.800 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Service Speed: 18 knots - Max.speed: 20 knots - Built at : Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no.: 5877 - Classification: RINA - Flag: Italy.

 May - 2014   Costa Classica joining the neoCollection fleet  December 2014 to be renamed Costa neo Classica. After a major restyling, the Costa Classica  is joining the Costa neoCollection as Costa neo Classica. The refurbishment started on November 8 and finished mid dec. Public areas and cabins were renewed, with a fresh look by Partner Ship Design, reproducing the mood and elegance of the more intimate Costa neoCollection ships. The wellness area has also been refurbished at San Giorgio del Porto Werft in Genua . Special new features and services on board include Restaurant Tivoli offering tables for two and four to give flexible dining options. Cost of the refurbishment 22,5 milj. euro.
Refurbishment is less invasive than sister ship Costa neo Romantica. No extra deck and no additional outside cabins

Sistership: Costa Romantica - Renamed: Costa neo Romantica

   Passenger space ratio all berths: 31.5
 July 2017 - Costa cruises has sold the 50,000 ton Costa Neo Classica to an as yet undisclosed buyer.The ship will leave the Costa fleet in March, 2018, after a final season of Maldives cruises.The Port of Palm Beach Commission is scheduled to consider a multi-vessel agreement for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to add a second ship, currently sailing as Costa neo Classica, in 2018. Paradise Cruise Line’s will rename the Costa neoClassica as Grand Classica.

                                          Oct.10-2010 COSTA CLASSICA had collision with another ship near Shanghai last night when returning to Shanghai from Cheju.
The accident might have been resulted from a possible power shortage on the Costa Classica. Her reposition cruise to Hongkong departing Oct.18 today is cancelled and probable the upcoming cruises will also be affected.

The news outlet says several passengers reported to the infirmary with minor injuries. Three passengers were sent ashore for further medical checks.
The Costa Classica has been repaired at a shipyard in Changxing, China in just 96 hours, according to media reports from the region. It is unclear if  the 60 damaged staterooms are in service. The Classica will set sail on her next scheduled departure as planned, on October 23 from Hongkong.
July,19-1997, the Costa Classica was grounded, with 1500 passengers on board, in Kythira, Greece, due to strong winds that broke the ship's anchors. With tug assistance, she was refloated on july 20 and, after an inspection of the hull, she continued the cruise.
Dec. 23-2014 A fire broke out in the funnel aboard Costa Cruises’ recently relaunched COSTAneoCLASSICA  while sailing in the Red Sea. No injuries were reported. The fire was extinguished and the ship was operating normally as it docked in Aqaba on Dec. 24. The company said damage was confined to the external part of the funnel, but an investigation into the cause is underway. The ship is awaiting clearance from Classification Society and Maritime Authority officers, so the departure from Aqaba is expected to be delayed slightly. However, arrival in Eliat was still expected at 6 a.m. local time Dec. 25. The company said shipboard personnel quickly extinguished the fire, which was detected at about 9:25 p.m. Italy time while the ship was en route to Aqaba."The safety of guests and crew was never put at risk and no injury was reported," Costa said.





all interior images after refurbishment to Costa  neo  Classica

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