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A recap from San Giorgio del Porto shipyard where Costa Romantica is undergoing a $120-million dollar transformation. Along with the transformation, the ship will be renamed Costa neoRomantica.
The extensive makeover includes creation of new shipboard areas and the introduction of services that represent a major evolution in the Costa product. The renovation includes adding two half-deck extensions, 111 new standard cabins and 120 cabins and suites with private balconies. Costa neoRomantica’s total guest capacity will increase to 1,800, the number of cabins from 678 to 789, and the refit will increase the ship’s size to approximately 56,000 gross tons. Costa Romantica currently is 53,000 gross tons and can carry up to 1,697 guests.
Among new areas being added is a wine and cheese bar offering 100 vintner labels and a selection of cheeses from around the world, a coffee and chocolate bar, an Italian pizzeria, a cabaret lounge and a nightclub.
Costa neoRomantica also will have Costa’s branded Samsara Spa, a 45,200-square-foot wellness facility with a gym, thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath, 50 spa cabins and six spa suites as well as a dedicated spa restaurant.
The restyled ship will debut Feb. 20, 2012.
Source: Costa Cruises