The newly inaugurated CostaTropicale ran aground last week in Mykonos. The ship, which had been rerouted to Mykonos because of an archeological site strike in Katakalon, its regularly scheduled port-of call, ran into trouble July 24 while departing. Fortunately, sister ship CostaAtlantica, also in Mykonos, helped to refloat the ship. According to a Costa spokesman, “a technical inspection revealed no damage to the ship’s hull or navigation equipment.” CostaTropicale resumed its voyage but as a result of the delay had to skip one port (Kusadasi). Otherwise, CostaTropicale, sailing Saturday - Saturday voyages out of Venice, returned on schedule to its Adriatic homeport and is back on its regular itinerary this week. Passengers on the “grounded” voyage were given a free excursion in Corfu (the port-of-call that followed Mykonos) and a 20 percent discount on a future cruise.
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