Celestyal Cruises, has added Costa Cruises’ Costa NeoRomantica to its fleet.
The 1,800 guest ship has 789 cabins, 132 of which feature balconies. The ship was built in 1993 and refurbished in 2012.
Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides, said: “While Covid-19 has brought a temporary pause to our operations, it is important that we look to the future with optimism and continue to deliver on our strategic plan to grow the business and enhance the award-winning Celestyal experience through investment. I’m delighted with the addition of this mid-size cruise vessel to our fleet. She is ideally suited to our business model and is very well appointed following her significant transformation in 2012. I’m confident that she will prove to be a very popular choice amongst our valued guests and will allow us to continue providing truly unique experiences to our valued guests for years to come.”
Details of the ship’s delivery and deployment will be announced at a later date. Celestyal Cruises’ existing 2021 and 2022 itineraries that were recently launched remain unchanged.
Leslie Peden, chief operating officer for Celestyal, spoke with Cruise Adviser earlier this year and hinted that the Mediterranean specialist operator was on the lookout for new hardware.