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.
Costa Fortuna becomes 9th cruise ship to make Wusong terminal home port
The Costa Fortuna makes the Wusong International Cruise Ship Terminal its home port today after 23-day journey from Dubai to Shanghai, bringing the number of cruise ships calling the city home port to nine.The luxury ship featuring Rex 1932 Theater that can accommodate 1,388 audience, Da Vinci 1960 Salon and Colombo 1954 Buffer Restaurant pays tribute to the Renaissance and European cruise history. It has a capacity of 3,470 people and its stops include Jeju Island, Fukuoka, Busan, Okinawa and Kagoshima. It will travel through November.Costa will have its fifth cruise ship in China market, Costa neoRomantica, arrive in Shanghai next year.Last year, international cruise ships made 688 voyages via Shanghai port, up 26.9 percent from a year earlier. Shanghai is the eighth largest cruise home port in the world.It is expected the Wusong port will receive 2.8 million passengers both at home and abroad this year. Source : shanghaidaily
Authorities opened an attempted murder investigation after woman fell from cruise ship
Laura Stuardo who fell from her cabin balcony on the "Costa Fortuna" on July 19, could neither confirm nor deny having jumped, as she was in a coma after being rescued. After the Italian 53-year-old has woken up, and she said she did not try to commit suicide, prompting authorities to open an attempted murder investigation Stuardo told the police she and her abusive boyfriend went on the cruise in an attempt to repair their relationship, but argued in their cabin shortly before her fall. A surveillance camera captured Stuardo hanging from the balcony for a few seconds before she fell over the railing. After several operations in Oslo, she was flown to Turin still in a coma. Her boyfriend Giovanni Pia, 55, initially told police Stuardo jumped despite his unsuccessful attempt to stop her. Police have not officially named Pia a suspect.Upload News