Costa Romantica

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Costa Romantica docked in Funchal
Name: Costa Romantica
Operator: Costa Cruises
Port of registry: Genoa
Maiden voyage: 1993
Status: in service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 53,000 gross tons
Length: 722 feet (220 m)
Beam: 102 feet (31 m)
Decks: 11
Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h)
Capacity: 1,356 passengers
Crew: 600

Costa Romantica is a cruise ship for Costa Cruises. She debuted in 1993 as a sister ship to the Costa Classica and was refurbished in 2003. Her public rooms are decorated with rare woods, Carrara marble, and millions of dollars in original works of art. There is also a full luxury spa aboard. Her decks are named for well-known European cities: Monte Carlo, Madrid, Vienna, Verona, Paris, London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

Wednesday 25 of February of 2009 the ship suffered a small fire in its engines and one of its electric generators off the coast of Uruguay, about 10 km from the city of Punta del Este. After the incident, the ship was stalled for more than 24 hours and for a long period there was no electricity or running water, the worst consequence of this was the clogging of most of the ships toilets. The ship was partially fixed and was able to sail to approximately 1 km from the coast. It was then evacuated by landing ships.

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