Costa Deliziosa

Costa Deliziosa
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Costa Deliziosa cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9398917, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are collisions, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), rescue operations, machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa Deliziosa position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 92,700-ton 2850-passenger Costa cruise ship Deliziosa was built in 2010 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Costa Deliziosa accidents & incidents

Costa Deliziosa accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa Deliziosa CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises Deliziosa ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on Costa Deliziosa cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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This is link to the ship’s official site CostaCruise.com.

Pier collision accident

  • May 21, 2011, while berthed in call port Bergen Norway, even though still moored, the vessel moved away, thus breaking and pulling a 50 ft / 15 m long section of the pier (breakwater) into the sea. The incident occurred at ~4.30 pm. No injuries were reported. The damage for the Bergen cruise port was significant, since most big-capacity passenger ships stopping there use that quay for docking.
  • Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

Technical incidents

  • February 23, 2010, the Inaugural cruise itinerary featured a Suez Canal transit starting from Savona Italy (Feb 5) to Dubai UAE. Deliziosa was the first passenger cruise ship christened in an Arabian country. The christening ceremony in Dubai was unique with the usage of special juice bottle instead of than the traditional bottle of wine (smushed in the vessel’s hull). The ceremony was specifically scheduled to coincide with the grand opening of the new Dubai cruise terminal at Port Rashid.
  • January 15, 2014, while operating on a World Cruise itinerary roundtrip from Savona Italy, the ship rescued 8 seaman from a sinking motor yacht in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The ship received a distress call from the Portuguese Coast Guard in Delgada asking the Captain to assist a vessel. Deliziosa was on her Transatlantic crossing route from Europe to Caribbean (next call port St Johns, Antigua) and had to alter significantly its sail course. The ship made a huge detour, since the distress boat was ~170 ml southeast of her current position then. When Deliziosa arrived at the location, the 8 yachtsmen waited in life rafts.
  • May 18, 2014, while docked in Valencia Spain, the vessel experienced a total power loss incident. The blackout lasted for ~4 hours, until some power was restored and electricity was provided for the ship’s essential passenger services. On May 20, the voyage was officially cancelled. As compensation, all passengers were offered free shore excursions and tours in Valencia, plus a 50% refund and Euro 100 PP in onboard credit. On May 20, Costa Crociere arranged charter flights and flew to Genoa and Rome all Deliziosa passengers with scheduled disembarkation in these Italian ports (part of the cancelled itinerary). The next scheduled cruises (starting May 20 from Civitavecchia-Rome and May 21 from Savona) were also cancelled. The ship entered service on May 23, continuing its Mediterranean itinerary program with the re-scheduled 11-days (instead of 13-days) Black Sea cruise departing from Savona on May 23 (instead of May 21). All booked passengers received a 25% refund plus Euro 100 PP in onboard credit. All booked passengers that were already in Savona, Costa offered 2-night hotel stay (4-star hotel accommodation) until the May 23 boarding.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • March 29, 2017, at ~ 10 am, a male crew was reported missing overboard during 22-day Transatlantic repositioning cruise (itinerary March 18 – April 9) from Fort Lauderdale Florida  to Venice Italy. The accident occurred while the ship was en-route from Caribbean to Canary Islands (St Johns Antigua  to Santa Cruz de Tenerife). AIS tracking data showed the ship doing repeatedly the “man overboard rescue turn” maneuvers in search of the missing man. The nearest Portuguese “Maritime Rescue Recovery Center” sent a search plane to the area. Later, the ship was released from the search operations and continued on to Tenerife. The man’s body was never found.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • January 29, 2012, while on a World Cruise itinerary, the ship was docked in callport San Francisco CA when some 40 of the crew (employed as waiters) walked off their jobs and went on a strike. The wait staff complained about the shipowner Carnival Corp paying them in US dollars instead of Euros (as promised by contract). Other issues raised by the striking employees were the onboard working conditions and the quality of food.
  • August 18, 2015, the Costa Cruises line officially canceled its ships visits to the Turkish ports Istanbul and Izmir for the remainder of 2015. These 2 ports of call in Turkey were replaced by alternative cruise ports in Greece and Italy, and on some itineraries – with Valletta Malta. The itinerary changes affected 3 Costa Crociere ships – Deliziosa (October and November), Costa neoClassica (August through December) and Costa Pacifica (September, October and November). The decision came in response to the terrorist attack on the US consulate (Istanbul, Aug 10).

Costa Deliziosa current position


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