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Grand Voyager becomes Costa Voyager, undergoes makeover

Grand Voyager becomes Costa Voyager, undergoes makeover
Costa Cruises has announced the arrival in the Costa fleet of 24,400gt Costa Voyager with 416 cabins. The vessel entered service in 2000 and previously operated as Grand Voyager in the Iberocruceros fleet.  Before entering the Costa fleet, the ship will be undergoing a €2.5m renovation starting from tomorrow through to November 19, at the San Giorgio shipyard in Genoa.

The work includes the repainting of the current funnel with the traditional yellow colour with the blue 'C' plus upgrades in the public areas and cabins.

The technical characteristics of Costa Voyager make her especially suitable for cruises to the Red Sea, a new destination that Costa added to its range of itineraries last winter and will offer throughout 2012.

Costa Voyager's first cruise will be a 15-day journey from Savona, leaving on November 20 and travelling to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. From December 5 to the end of 2012, Costa Voyager will operate week-long cruises in the Red Sea, departing on Mondays from Sharm el-Sheikh, where the ship stops for two days, and calling at Eilat (Israel), Aqaba (Jordan), Safaga (Egypt), Sokhna (Egypt).

Costa Voyager will not be the only member of the company’s fleet undergoing a makeover in Genoa. Costa Romantica arrived on October 29 and will stay until mid-February. Work is being carried out at the San Giorgio del Porto and T. Mariotti yards, as earlier reported here.