Costa Romantica is booked in for a major 're-style'. The €90m project, set to start in October will involve a full update. She'll be renamed the Costa 'neoRomantica'.
Costa NeoRomantica will emerge with brand new areas including a wine bar, coffee bar, show lounge bar, Samsara Spa and spa accommodations. The overall capacity and gross tonnage will increase too.
The wine bar will offer 100 labels and a wide selection of cheeses from around the world, while the coffee bar will also serve sweets. The new show lounge bar will have a dance floor. Also planned are a cabaret and a nightclub.
The Samsara Spa will consist of a wellness area with gym, a thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna and Turkish bath. There will be 50 Samsara Spa cabins and six spa suites. A restaurant for passengers in Samsara Spa accommodations is planned, too.
Costa neoRomantica will also have a club restaurant for fine dining with menus by award-winning chefs.
During drydock, two new half-decks will be added along with 111 cabins, and 120 cabins and suites with balconies will be created. Capacity will increase from 1,697 to 1,800 passengers, while the number of cabins will go from 678 to 789 and gross tonnage will increase from 53,000 to approximately 56,000.
The like-new neoRomantica will sail 11-day cruises to the Canary Islands in February.
Sister ship, Costa Classica, is next in line for a dramatic refurb -- the work will be performed next year.