Costa Cruises Invests in Costa Mediterranea Refurbishment
Costa Mediterranea will be dry-docked at Fincantieri shipyard for routine maintenance work.
As part of Costa Cruises’ ongoing investment to improve the quality and sustainability of its fleet, Costa Mediterranea will be dry docked at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo from 21 November to 4 December 2013, for planned maintenance work.
The cruise line is investing more than €4 million to perform the routine refurbishment, which takes place approximately every two and a half years to keep the fleet fresh and modern.
The renewal work will involve thorough restoration of the ship’s hull, and a full renovation of the ship’s interior including the replacement of the carpets, curtains and upholstery.
Once the refurbishment is complete, Costa Mediterranea is scheduled to depart from Savona on 6 December 2013 for a transatlantic cruise to Guadalupe, where the ship will commence its winter 2013/14 itinerary to offer seven-day cruises to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean.
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About Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises is Europe’s no. 1 cruise company (www.costacruises.co.uk). For over 60 years its ships have plied the seas of the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream holidays with the utmost in terms of fun and relaxation. Its fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships in service and 1 new ship to be delivered in October 2014. Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping Register) with the BEST4, an integrated system of voluntary certification for social accountability (SA 8000, issued in 2008), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001, 2004), safety (OHSAS 18001, 2007) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008). All the ships in the Costa fleet have been assigned RINA’s Green Star notation certifying that they are operated in compliance with the highest environmental protection standards.