© John WilsonMV Costa NeoRomantica, Past and Present

MV Costa NeoRomantica

ex Costa Romantica

© Gerolf Drebes

© Gerolf Drebes

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Fincantieri, C.N. Italiana (Breda), Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5899),  for Costa Crociere, Naples, Italy

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $325 million
  • Length on deck: 220.52 m (overall) 182 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 30.79 m (extreme)
  • Depth: 15.65 m
  • Draught: 7.30 m
  • Tonnage: 53,700 – 56,769 after rebuild gross/7,781 deadweight
  • Engines: Four 8-cylinder Sulzer-Fincantieri diesels
  • Propulsion/Propellers: (22,800kW)/2
  • Speed: 19.75 knots
  • Navigation Officers: Italian
  • Capacity: 1,600 passengers/ 1,800 after rebuild
  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Crew: 600/622
  • Call Sign: IBCR
  • IMO Number: 8821046
  • Official Number: 69357
  • Registry: Genova/Italy
  • Sister Ship: Costa Classica


Current Location

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History

December 30th 1985: Building contract.

December 14th 1988: Keel laid.

September 20th 1993: Delivered to Costa Crociere.

October 7th 1993: Maiden cruise from Genoa to Canary Islands.

October 20th 1993: Left for Miami.

© Federico Bolognini

©  Federico Bolognini

November 21st 1993: Commenced cruising from Miami to the Caribbean.

  

© Aleksi Lindström

February 25th 2009: Off the coast of Uruguay, suffered a small fire in one her engines and electrical generators. Immobilised for more than 24 hours. Partially repaired and able to continue to a location where her passengers were evacuated.

October 29th 2011: Arrived San Giorgio del Porto Shipyard, Genoa for rebuilding.

Internet Source

Internet Source

February 2012: Back in service after the conversion. Renamed COSTA neoROMANTCA

© John Wilson  © John Wilson

© John Wilson

  

© Aleksi Lindström

© Dimitris Mentakis  © Dimitris Mentakis

© Dimitris Mentakis

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

Arriving at Dover 08/09/14 © Ray Goodfellow


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking:Federico Bolognini, Gerolf Drebes, Aleksi Lindström, Dimitris Mentakis and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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