The Cruise Ship Makeover to End All Makeovers?

November 3, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

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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    2 Responses to “The Cruise Ship Makeover to End All Makeovers?”

    1. Tom in long beach
      November 4th, 2011 @ 11:59 am

      Do not love the slide show. Prefer normal articles. To much loading of pages on my slow old computer. Looks like they will make some nice additions. The clip on balconies in the middle do not look too bad. What could be done on another ship in the future is widen the boat deck, move the lifeboats and have entire decks of clip on balconies. Would look better too.

    2. Pamela Palmer
      November 9th, 2011 @ 10:00 am

      looks like Epic copy :-)

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