Costa neoRomantica

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Costa neoRomantica cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 8821046, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa neoRomantica position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 56,800-ton 1800-passenger Costa cruise ship neoRomantica (2011) was built as “Costa Romantica” in 1993 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Costa neoRomantica accidents & incidents

Costa neoRomantica accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa neoRomantica CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises neoRomantica ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents, including the period 1993-2011 (when operating as “Costa Romantica”). 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 neoRomantica 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own Costa neoRomantica ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

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

Fire accidents

  • February 25, 2009, a small fire broke out in the engine room (deck 1) caused by one of the ship’s diesel generators. The incident occurred on a South American cruise itinerary from Brazil to Argentina (Feb 18 to 25, Rio do Janeiro to Buenos Aires), when the vessel was near call port Punta del Este Uruguay. No injuries were reported. The emergency backup generators provided electricity for all passenger services. The ship remained anchored ~8 ml / 13 km from Punta del Este for damage assessment and repairs. However, after all attempts to repair the generator failed, the vessel was partially repaired and moved to ~1 km away from the coast. All the 1429 passengers and the 590 crew were evacuated (offloaded via the ship’s tender boats) and transported to Punta del Este, then bused to Buenos Aires for their flights back home. As compensation, all passengers received a parial refund (2-days fare equivalent), plus a 20% future Costa cruise booking discount. The next scheduled sailing (Feb 26, 14-days Antarctica roundtrip from Buenos Aires) was canceled. All booked passengers were complimentary accommodated overnight in Buenos Aires hotels, then an alternate land resort vacation was arranged for the whole cancelled cruise period (Feb 26 to Mar 12). They also were given a 50% future Costa cruise booking discount. Booked passengers who refused the line’s resort option received a full refund and were also compensated for all their travel (including the airfare) and dining expenses.

Technical incidents

  • Note: the cruise vessel was renamed from “Costa Romantica” to neoRomantica in 2012 November, following an extensive dry-dock refurbishment. The refurbishment works were done in Genoa (shipyard San Giorgio del Porto) and cost the line US$126 million. The ship’s expensive refit resulted in adding 2 new decks (half decks with cabins, named Biarritz and Lisboa), which increased the GT tonnage from 53000 to 56770.
  • December 21, 2014, the ship experienced a total power loss incident while en-route from homeport Savona to Marseille France. The incident occurred upon entering the call port Marselle, and lasted for ~2 hours. During that time, the vessel was anchored in the harbor.
  • March 4, 2015, while on a Mediterranean cruise itinerary and en-route from Trapani to Marseille, the ship experienced bad weather with high waves (over 20 ft / 7 m) and strong winds (exceeding 75 mph / 120 kph). The storm forced it to enter and dock in homeport Savona, from where passengers were bused to Marseille. Along with the total blackout, among the sustained in the storm damages were also reported flooded cabins and portside hull damages caused by the chain of the anchor (dropped during the storm).

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, there are no such tragic incidents reported officially so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, there are no such incidents officially reported so far.

Costa neoRomantica current position


On the above map you can track the Costa neoRomantica cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 8821046. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.

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