The newly refurbished Costa Victoria is scheduled to be unveiled by Costa Cruises today after her 18 million dollar overhaul in dry-docks.
Costa Victoria will sail out after her refurbishment in Singapore and she will then sail on to Semarang, Benoa and Lombok in Indonesia before returning to Singapore after 7 nights.
Costa Victoria is one of Costa Cruises’ Sky-class ships which originally debuted in 1996 and was then refurbished in 2004. This 2013 renovation will include the refurbishment of all outside cabins(drawing below) and balconies on board plus the addition of more balconies for passengers to enjoy. New windows will be put in place and Costa Cruises ‘Italy at Sea’ concept will be enforced throughout the ship in its Italian style décor and amenities.
Costa Victoria will have an emphasis on fine dining after her refurbishment and will be able to offer passengers delicious meals with a true taste of Italian style.
There will be multiple different dining options for passengers to choose from such as the Fantasia Restaurant.(drawing below)
Also a casual buffet restaurant where guests can even dine al fresco on the terrace, a pizza and noodle bar that is sure to be popular with families and even a midnight buffet that passengers can enjoy after a night sampling Costa Victoria’s nightlife and evening entertainment.
The shopping area on board is also set to have been given a major overhaul. It has been treated to a luxury upgrade so that passengers who come on board looking to snap up from European designer goods at duty free prices will be able to do so in ultimate style and comfort.
Mr Buhdy Bok, senior vice president pacific Asia and Chine for Costa stated that ‘our investment in Costa Victoria will offer our valued passengers the absolute finest and most enjoyable cruising holiday…Costa Cruises is proud of how we have developed and have been able to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for cruise holidays with innovative and high quality cruising options.’
Costa have also recently announced their Costa neoCollection which has an emphasis on slow cruising and how to make the most of every minute of your cruise holiday in a more leisurely and relaxing manner. The Costa neoCollection will debut on the 9th February 2014.
The refurbishment of Costa Victoria and the announcement of the Costa neoCollection show just how much Costa Cruises are attempting to attract and keep passengers after they, and the cruise industry as a whole, have been subject to some severe scrutiny after a number of tragic and unfortunate incidents in the past couple of years, including the Costa Concordia disaster which claimed the lives of 32 passengers and crew.
Would you like to sail on Costa Victoria after her refurbishment? Do you like the sound of the new Costa neoCollection?
Drawings courtesy of Costa Cruises