HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 6, 2012) — Costa Crociere 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 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
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.
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