COSTA neo ROMANTICA
Registered Owner: Costa Crociere Spa - Italy- Beneficial owner: Carnival Maritime GMBH.-Germany - Operator: Costa Cruise Lines. - Italy
Febr.2009-26- An evacuation is reportedly planned for
nearly 1,500 passengers aboard a Costa Cruises vessel that suffered a
fire off Uruguay. The fire broke out Wednesday night in the engine room
of the 1,356-berth Costa Romantica (built 1993) as it was off
Punta del Este.
Due to fire in
machine room, Costa has canceled the cruise who must begin the 26
february from/to Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.
Aug - 2011 Costa Cruises announced that it has placed a new order with San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa for major restyling operations on the ship Costa Romantica presently operating for the Costa fleet. Costa Cruises is investing a total of around 90 million euros for this work.San Giorgio del Porto shipyard – which belongs to Genova Industrie Navali Holding Company - will be supported by the sister company T. Mariotti shipyard. Thanks to the restyling, to be carried out from the end of October 2011 to the end of January 2012, the Costa Romantica will be completely renovated, just like her name, which will become the “Costa neoRomantica".During the restyling works in the Genoa dry-dock, 2 new half-decks will be added along with 111 new cabins, and 120 cabins and suites with private balcony will be created. Total Guest capacity will increase from 1,697 to 1,800, while the number of cabins will increase from 678 to 789 and the total displacement to approximately 56,000 gross tonnage.
Entered service: 1993 - Refit: 2003/2012 - Gross tonnage: 56.769 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 1578 - All berths: 1782 - Passenger decks:11 - Length: 220,60 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.: 5899 - Refit 2012 at: San Giorgio del Porto/ Mariotti - Classification: RINA - Flag: Italy.
Former names: Romantica-Costa Romantica - Costa neo Romantica
Sistership: Costa neo Classica - now Grand Classica (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line)
Passenger space ratio all berths: 31.86
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 35.98
|All images below before 2012 refit. Below brown line after refit|
Costa Romantica at the Island of Rhodos.
Costa Romantica out of Amsterdam.
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