Costa Victoria

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Costa Victoria cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9109031, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), shore excursion incidents, machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa Victoria position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 75,200-ton 1950-passenger Costa cruise ship Victoria was built in 1996 by the Bremer Vulkan shipbuilding company in Germany.

Costa Victoria accidents & incidents

Costa Victoria accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa Victoria CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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 Victoria ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

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

Technical incidents

  • 2004, the vessel was extensively refitted and refurbished. The rebuilding project resulted in adding 246 new balcony cabins on upper decks (9-Tosca and 10-Norma) and also 16 new suites on the Lido Deck (11-Rigoletto). The Bolero buffet restaurant was extended with an outdoor terrace. The Lido deck also received its current promenade (open-deck) areas.

Cruise ship rescue incident

  • November 3, 2014, in the morning, while en-route from Hong Kong to Hainan Island (Southern Chinese Sea), the ship rescued all the crew (12 men) of a burning boat. The fishing boat was first spotted by the First Officer, then the Captain commanded the cruising route to be altered in order to assist the distressed vessel. All the boat’s crew were rescued and assisted medically by the cruise ship crew. The ship also actively assisted the China’s Coast Guard helicopter sent to the area by actively searching for the other 2 missing men from the boat. Unfortunately, due to severe sea conditions the two men didn’t survive. After being granted clearance, the Costa cruise ship resumed its scheduled itinerary route towards Hainan Island (port Sanya).

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • March 12, 2009, a male passenger of French origin was killed ashore – just 1 1/2 hours after disembarking the Costa ship in Dubai UAE. The man (of French origin) was run down while crossing a street. He was walking together with his wife and a friend, but they managed to escape the car.
  • February 6, 2010, a female passenger died on on a sponsored by Costa Cruises shore excursion in Ilha Grande Brazil. The dive and snorkel tour was to the Blue Lagoon (Lagoa Azul). Other passengers found the woman’s body floating face down.
  • July 17, 2014, a 53-year-old female passenger was reported missing and presumed fell overboard. The incident occurred on an Asian cruise itinerary, while the ship was en-route from Japan to call port Keelung Taiwan. The woman (of Taiwanese origin) was supposed to disembark the ship in Taiwan. The ship’s key card access records showed she last entered her cabin on July 16 in the evening. All her belongings were left inside.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • February 6, 2014, the call port Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) was dropped after a sunken barge ship blocked the harbor and prevented the ship from entering and docking there. The Miramar Travel (Hong Kong-based cruise and tour tour booking agency) offered as compensation to each one of their ~1000 booked passengers HKD 300 (USD 40). The Costa cruise line offered US$50 per cabin in onboard credit. Most of them accepted the refund offers. However, ~340 disgruntled passengers demanded a higher refund (30% of the per cabin fares, ranging between HKD 8000 and 18000, or USD 1000-2300), refused to disembark the ship in Hong Kong and started a protest. By 7 pm, on the ship remained ~50 protesters. The next cruise departure from Hong Kong to Malaysia was delayed by ~8 hours.

Costa Victoria current position


On the above map you can track the Costa Victoria cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 9109031. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.

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