Costa Crociere announced that they sold the cruise liner COSTA VICTORIA to San Giorgio del Porto Group (part of the holding Genova Industrie Navali). No official mention has been made by Costa’s parent company Carnival Corporation.
Built in Germany and entering service in 1996, COSTA VICTORIA is a relatively “young” ship and she could still sail several years with another owner. However, the Pandemic COVID-19 disease crisis reduced the chances of finding a buyer. Even before COVID-19, Carnival Corporation announced the end of some older vessels from her global fleet and the choice of COSTA VICTORIA seemed obvious because the ship’s schedule was planned only through October 2020.
What happens to the cruise liner is questionable. The yard may scrap or prepare to scrap the ship. The San Giorgio del Porto shipyard is certified for ship scrapping and had already demolished the COSTA CONCORDIA.
COSTA VICTORIA been to Valletta Cruise Port.
Costa Crociere is represented in Malta by SMS Shipping – www.sms.com.mt
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Published – Thursday 18th June, 2020