Costa neoRomantica

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.[2]

Costa neoRomantica, August 2012
  • 1993-2011: Costa Romantica
  • 2011-Present: Costa neoRomantica
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Costa Crociere
Port of registry:  Italy, Genoa
Builder: Fincantieri
Launched: 28 November 1992
Completed: 25 September 1993
Maiden voyage: 1993
Status: In Service
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
  • 53,000 GT (1993-2012)
  • 56,769 GT (2012-onwards)
Length: 722 ft (220 m)
Beam: 102 ft (31 m)
Draft: 25.5 ft (7.8 m)
Decks: 12
Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)
  • 1,600 passengers (normal)
  • 1,800 passengers (maximum)
Crew: 622
Notes: [1]

In spring 2017, Costa neoRomantica arrived in Hong Kong to operate cruises in the Asia market.[3]

In February 2018, Costa neoRomantica served as The J Winter Fashion Show 2018 setting in Hong Kong.[4]

2009 engine room fire

On Wednesday, 25 February 2009, a small fire erupted in the engines and in 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 ship's 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.


  1. "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Costa Neoromantica". VesselTracker. 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. "Costa outlines €90m transformation for neoRomantica". Seatrade Insider. 8 August 2011. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. Staff, CIN (8 April 2017). "neoRomantica Arrives in Asia Market for Costa". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. Staff, CIN (6 February 2018). "neoRomantica Provides Setting for Fashion Show in Hong Kong". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
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