Built as a cruise vessel under yard No 5899 by Fincantieri Breda at Marghera, Italy and completed by Nuovi Cantiere Apuania, Marina di Carrara, Italy under yard No 1138 for Costa Crociere, Naples.
23 April 1992 keel laid down.
28 November 1992 floated out as the COSTA ROMANTICA.
Tonnage 53,049 grt, 7,781 dwt., dim.220.52 x 3079 x 7.30m. (draught), length bpp. 181.9m.
Powered by four 8ZAL40S Sulzer diesel engines, 22,800 kW, twin shafts, speed 19.5 knots.
Accommodation for 1697 passengers.
22 September 1993 after christened by Mrs. Maria Alessandra Costa Fantoni in Venice delivered to owners, Italian flag and registry. Homeport Genoa.
At that time she and her sister the COSTA CLASSICA were the largest passenger vessels under the Italian flag.
07 October 1993 she sailed from Genoa for her maiden voyage to the Canary Islands.
21 November 1993 based at Miami and in a service from Miami to the Caribbean.
During the Northern summer season used for cruises from European ports.
From 2000 again based in Genoa.
25 February 2009 she got a small fire in the engine room off the coast of Uruguay, she was for more as 24 hours dead in the water and there was no electricity or running water, after she was partly repaired she steamed near the coast off Punta del Esta where the passengers were evacuated by landing-boats.
From 2000 she sailed during the summer some routes to the Baltic and the Norwegian fjords.
2001 She was freshened up with new furnishings curtains carpets and fabrics.
29 October 2011 she arrived at the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard, Genoa for a refit.
After her refit accommodation for 1800 passengers.
Tonnage 57,150 grt, 7,781 dwt.
February 2012 returned to service and renamed COSTA neoROMANTICA.
2013 In service, owner given as Costa Crociere SPA, who also managed her. Imo no 8821046.
Pitcairn Island 2013 $2.00 sg?, scott?
Source: http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/costa_romantica_1993.htm http://www.equasis.org http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz