The refurbishment is so ambitious that they’re renaming the ship. The 18-year-old Costa Romantica has entered a 3.5-month, $125 million dry-dock, from which it will emerge in mid-February as … wait for it … Costa neoRomantica. Spending $125 million — in one of the most expensive refurbs ever — may sound like a lot, but it’s still cheaper than the roughly $725 million Costa Cruises committed to its next new-build, Costa Fascinosa, debuting May 2012.
So what does $125 million buy? Click here to see the transformation of the cruise ship formerly known as Costa Romantica.
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