As part of Carnival Corporation’s plan to sell off 13 ships, Costa Cruises’ Costa neoRomantica has been sold to Celestyal Cruises.
Built in 1993 and extensively refurbished in 2012, the 1,800-passenger ship has 789 cabins, 132 of which feature balconies. The ship offers a variety of dining and entertainment venues, bars and lounges, two pools, a gym and a panoramic spa.
Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides, said: “While Covid-19 has brought a temporary pause to our operations, it is important that we look to the future with optimism and continue to deliver on our strategic plan to grow the business and enhance the award-winning Celestyal experience through investment. I’m delighted with the addition of this mid-size cruise vessel to our fleet. She is ideally suited to our business model and is very well appointed following her significant transformation in 2012. I’m confident that she will prove to be a very popular choice amongst our valued guests and will allow us to continue providing truly unique experiences to our valued guests for years to come.”
Details of the ship’s delivery and deployment will be announced at a later date, although it is expected to sail the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean.
Celestyal Cruises recently cancelled all sailings up to 6 March 2021. Existing 2021 and 2022 itineraries that are on sale remain unchanged by this latest announcment.