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Published on : Friday, November 8, 2013
Costa Voyager, Costa neoRiviera and Costa Classica are entering dry dock at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa for planned maintenance and refurbishments totaling more than US$13.5 million (10 million euros).
The first Costa ship to enter the yard was the 48,200-ton Costa neoRiviera, from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12; then the 24,400-ton Costa Voyager enters the yard today for about two weeks, followed by the 53,000-ton Costa Classica, from Nov. 12 through Dec. 21.
Scheduled operations are to include the deck and engine section on Costa Voyager, while work on Costa Classica is routine maintenance, performed about every 2.5 years, on the hull and engine section, and in the hotel department.
Costa neoRiviera, the former Grand Mistral transferred to Costa Cruises from Iberocruceros, the Spanish brand owned by Costa Crociere S.p.A., will receive more extensive work. In addition to hull and engine work, scheduled operations include renovations to open-air decks and public interiors to create a charming atmosphere reminiscent of the Italian Riviera and French Riviera.
For 65 years the ships of Costa Cruises have plied the seas of the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream holidays with the utmost in terms of fun and relaxation. Its fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships in service, flying the Italian flag, and 1 new ship to be delivered in October 2014. Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping Register) with the BEST4, an integrated system of voluntary certification for social accountability (SA 8000, issued in 2008), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001, 2004), safety (OHSAS 18001, 2007) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008). All the ships in the Costa fleet have been assigned RINA’s Green Star notation certifying that they are operated in compliance with the highest environmental protection standards.
Source:- Costa Cruises