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Costa spending €10m on planned maintenance for trio of ships

Three Costa Cruises ships are scheduled to arrive in Genoa for planned maintenance this month. Costa Voyager, Costa neoRiviera and Costa Classica will undergo work at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard.

Operations to secure Costa Concordia for the winter in Giglio are proceeding, with all of the bracing now in place to hold the wreck to the platforms it rests on.

Lloyd Werft preparing for Boudicca technical overhaul

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca will undergo a six day overhaul at Lloyd Werft next month.

 

Seven international design companies have submitted concepts for the new-look interior of QE2, due to be converted into a luxury floating hotel, conference venue and tourist attraction, located in Asia.

The new AquaDunk thrill slide snakes over the top deck and a fresh 'Drawn to Magic' show is bringing tears to Disney fans in the Animator's Palate restaurant. Crowds are lining up for action shots with Captain America and children are suiting up, via computer animation, as Iron Man in the Avengers Academy, the first manifestation of the Marvel super heroes in the Walt Disney family. The triple-deck atrium lobby is now Art Deco style.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Voyager emerged from a scheduled drydock with new interior décor and refreshed exterior decks. The public spaces gained elegant new furnishings, rich upholstery and custom-milled carpeting, while outside areas were upgraded.

Royal's Voyager-class ships will each add +75 staterooms

As Royal Caribbean International continues its massive ship revitalization program, next in line for upgrades are four Voyager-class vessels: Navigator, Voyager, Explorer and Adventure of the Seas. Mariner of the Seas was revitalized earlier.

A DNA analysis identified the remains found in the Costa Concordia wreck as passenger Maria Grazia Trecarichi, Italy's ANSA news agency reported Thursday, citing police.

Costa Victoria is currently undergoing a $18m upgrade at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. The new look Costa Cruises vessel will be unveiled on November 11, when she departs from Singapore on her first post-refurb cruise.

Update adds information about the ship's location.

Bad weather on its post-drydock Atlantic crossing from Cadiz, Spain, has forced the cancellation of Disney Magic's Oct. 20 sailing from Miami. The ship is still at sea, and due to stop at Port Canaveral for the completion of renovations prior to heading to Miami for the next scheduled cruise, on Oct. 25, a Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman told Seatrade Insider.

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