Thursday, March 8, 2012

Costa Voyager Replacing Allegra in Europe

Costa Voyager Redeploying 
to Mediterranean
Red Sea Voyages Canceled

2012 continues to be a year of cancellations and itinerary shuffling for Costa Cruises, in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster and the Costa Allegra fire.

In the wake of the Costa Allegra fire, February 27th, Costa Crociere is replacing the 28,500-ton, 1,000-passenger Costa Allegra with the 24,400-ton, 927-guest Costa Voyager, starting March 18.

The company has not determined how long it will take to repair and bring Costa Allegra back into service and restore planned cruises. Costa Cruises continues to conduct inspections and technical evaluations to ascertain what caused the generator-room fire.

Revised Costa Voyager Schedule

March 18 to July 1 various length cruises French market - Mediterranean and Northern Europe
July 13 9-day cruise Amsterdam to Savona
July 23 to August 20 7-day Mediterranean Barcelona,Spain; Villefranche, France; Livorno and Capri, Italy; Malta; Cagliari, Italy and Minorca, Spain
August 28 onward various length cruises French market - Mediterranean

About Costa Voyager

Costa Voyager is a new-generation ship that entered service in 2000 and was renovated in November 2011. The ship has 416 cabins, three restaurants, four bars, a spa with fitness center, solarium, swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, theater, casino, disco and shopping center.

Canceled Red Sea Cruises

Costa Cruises is temporarily suspending Costa Voyager’s “Corals and Ancient Treasures” Red Sea itinerary. Guests who have booked this itinerary will be re-protected on equivalent cruises.   

Among the options offered are:
  • 7-day UAE "Jewels of the Emirates" cruise - Costa Favolosa
  • 7-day Caribbean "Pearls of the Caribbean" - Costa Luminosa
  • any 7-day itinerary in western or eastern Mediterranean - Costa Atlantica, Costa Classica, Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa, Costa Magica, Costa neoRomantica or Costa Serena.
Alternatively, guests booked on a Costa Allegra cruise may cancel without penalty and receive a full refund and a voucher equal to 30 percent of the rate paid toward the purchase of a future cruise.

Related Blog Posts:

Costa Allegra Adrift After Engine Fire

Costa Explains Fire Prevention & Fighting at Sea

Costa Allegra Arrives in Seychelles

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