HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 6, 2012) — Costa Cruises is replacing the 28,500-ton, 1,000-passenger Costa Allegra with the 24,400-ton, 927-guest Costa Voyager, starting March 18.
Following the incident aboard Costa Allegra Feb. 27, the company has not determined how long it will take to repair and bring Costa Allegra back into service and restore planned cruises. Costa Cruises continues to conduct inspections and technical evaluations to ascertain what caused the generator-room fire.
Costa Voyager is a new-generation ship that entered service in 2000 and was renovated in November 2011. The ship has 416 cabins, three restaurants, four bars, a spa with fitness center, solarium, swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, theater, casino, disco and shopping center.
From March 18 to July 1 Costa Voyager will sail itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, dedicated to guests from the French market. July 13 Costa Voyager departs on a nine-day cruise from Amsterdam to Savona. From July 23 to August 20 the ship will sail one-week cruises in the Mediterranean Sea with calls at Barcelona, Spain; Villefranche, France; Livorno and Capri, Italy; Malta; Cagliari, Italy, and Minorca, Spain. Beginning Aug. 28 Costa Voyager offers additional cruises of different durations in the Mediterranean for the French market.
Costa Cruises is temporarily suspending Costa Voyager’s Corals and Ancient Treasures Red Sea itinerary. Guests who have booked this itinerary will be re-protected on equivalent cruises.
Among the options offered are:
Seven days in the UAE on the “Jewels of the Emirates” cruise on Costa Favolosa round-trip from Dubai with calls at Muscat, Oman; Fujairah and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Khasab, Oman.
Seven days in the Caribbean on the Pearls of the Caribbean itinerary on Costa Luminosa, boarding at Guadalupe with calls at Martinique and St. Maarten; La Romana and Catalina Island, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and Antigua.
Any of the seven-day itineraries in the western or eastern Mediterranean on Costa Atlantica, Costa Classica, Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa, Costa Magica, Costa neoRomantica or Costa Serena.
Alternatively, guests booked on a Costa Allegra cruise may cancel without penalty and receive a full refund and a voucher equal to 30 percent of the rate paid toward the purchase of a future cruise.
Source: Costa Cruises
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