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Medevac off Mahón
On Oct 8, 2019, the captain of the 'Costa Fortuna', which was enroute from Valencia to Civitavecchia, requested the medevac of a 71 year old passenger who had suffered cardial issues. Salvamento Marítimo appointed the SAR boat "Salvamar Antares" to take the patient off. It rendezvousedd with the cruise ship near Mahón and took the man to shore for further medical care.
Costa Cruises to grow Mediterranean presence for 2020
Italy-based cruise line Costa Cruises is growing its Mediterranean presence starting from 2020. The line will offer two new 14-day itineraries onboard Costa Fortuna, making its return to Israel and Turkey. The first itinerary, which will depart from Savona, Italy on 6 December 2020 and 7 February 2021, will stop in Marseille, France; Barcelona, Spain; Iráklion, Greece; Izmir and Istanbul (overnight) in Turkey; Athens, Greece; and Palermo and Naples, Italy. The second will sail from Savona on 10 January and 7 March 2021 and will take guests to Marseille, Barcelona and Iráklion, with an overnight call in Haifa, Israel; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Palermo and Naples. During the rest of the winter season, Costa Fortuna will be offering one-week itineraries in the Western Mediterranean, also calling in Valencia, Spain.
Costa Fortuna to undergo major refit ahead of return to Europe
Costa Cruises is to carry out a major €8 million (US$ 9.3 million) renovation onboard Costa Fortuna ahead of her return to Europe in March 2019. The 3,470-guest Costa Fortuna, which is currently operating in Asia, will enter dry dock in Singapore on 16 December 2018 and be fitted with upgraded public areas, suites and guest services before leaving on 26 February 2019.Upload News