Costa Victoria returns to the Mediterranean

Costa Victoria returns to the Mediterranean

05.08.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Costa Cruises are relocating the Victoria Coast from the local China cruise market back to the Mediterranean. From spring 2018 the ship will be used for trips to the Balearic Islands. The traditional shipping company justified the change in the area of ​​operation with the upcoming giant ships. At the same time it is reported that the NeoClassic Coast is for sale.

Costa neoClassica in Rhodes

Costa neoClassica in Rhodes


Since 2012 the 253 meter long and with 75.166 GT measured Costa Victoria has been for Costa Cruises traveling in Asia and China. From March 30, 2018 onwards, the ship (built in 1995), which was previously to be thoroughly overhauled in Marseille, will take one-week tours of all in the province of Savona , about Olbia/ Sardines, Menorca, Ibiza (Overnight), Palma de Mallorca and Tarragona / Spain.

Victoria Coast

Costa Victoria - Photo © Costa Cruises


Originally the Costa neoRiviera operate the route. It takes over the one-week routes planned from Bari on the Costa neoClassica to the Greek islands. The Costa neoClassica is to be withdrawn after the upcoming India and Maldives season, which will end on March 10, 2018. Guests who have already booked trips on the Costa neoRiviera or the Costa neoClassica will be informed by Costa Cruises in the coming weeks.

Costa neoRiviera in the port of Salerno

Costa neoRiviera in the port of Salerno


The now announced change is justified with the commissioned new buildings. The shipping company plans to take over four LNG ships over the next few years, each with a total length of 337 meters and a measurement of 183.200 GT. As far as we know today, two of the ships are used in Asia. The first two new buildings are to be taken over in 2019 and 2020.