Costa neoRomantica, August 2012
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Port of registry:||Italy, Genoa|
|Length:||722 ft (220 m)|
|Beam:||102 ft (31 m)|
|Draft:||25.5 ft (7.8 m)|
|Speed:||18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)|
Costa neoRomantica (formerly Costa Romantica) is a cruise ship for Costa Crociere completed 1993 as a sister ship to Costa neoClassica and was refurbished in 2003. Her public rooms are decorated with rare woods, Carrara marble, and millions of dollars in original works of art. There is also a full luxury spa aboard. Her decks are named for well-known European cities: Monte Carlo, Madrid, Vienna, Verona, Paris, London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. In November 2011, Costa Romantica underwent a €90 million refurbishing. Two new half decks were added as a part of the refurbishment. This increased the gross tonnage of the ship from 53,000 to 56,769 tons. After the refurbishing, the ship was renamed neoRomantica and started her first journey with the new name on March 2012.
On Wednesday, 25 February 2009, a small fire erupted in the engines and one of the electric generators of Costa Romantica off the coast of Uruguay, about 10 km from the city of Punta del Este. After the incident, she was stalled for more than 24 hours and for a long period there was no electricity or running water, the worst consequence of this was the clogging of most of the ships toilets. Costa Romantica was partially repaired and was able to sail to approximately 1 km from the coast where she was then evacuated by landing ships.