MV Costa NeoRomantica
ex Costa Romantica
© Gerolf Drebes
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Fincantieri, C.N. Italiana (Breda), Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5899) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere, Naples, Italy
- 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
- MMSI Number: 247817000
- Registry: Genova/Italy
- Sister Ship: Costa Classica
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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
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.
February 2012: Back in service after the conversion. Renamed COSTA neoROMANTCA.
© John Wilson
© Aleksi Lindström
© Dimitris Mentakis
Arriving at Dover 08/09/14 © Ray Goodfellow
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