Costa Fortuna makes up before coming back home
The Italian cruiseship will be restyled at a Singapore shipyard before Europe return from Asia in 2019
Costa Fortuna will be restyled in Singapore for one week this December before returning to Europe from its Asia deployment, Seatrade Cruise writes. The 103,000 gt Italian cruise ship has been operating in Asia but will return in late March to offer 34 Mediterranean cruises from its home-port in Genoa. Fom March 29 to Nov. 8, the ship will sail Fridays on two different itineraries. In spring and fall, Costa Fortuna will visit Marseilles, Barcelona, Valencia, Civitavecchia and La Spezia. In summer, calls are scheduled for Marseilles, Tarragona, Palma de Mallorca, with extended stopovers in Ibiza and Olbia.
A substantial part of the 8 million euro work, including many restyled public areas and new guest services, will involve areas that provide distinctively Italian products and experiences.
Artefice Group, an Italian company with 22 years of experience creating brand and retail design, is behind the style changes, with the exception of the Costa Shop, which will be in the hands of Dordoni Architetti, the Milanese firm that recently designed the cabins for the newbuild Costa Smeralda.
Costa Fortuna's elegant and completely refurbished central atrium will be dominated by three large sails illuminated by colored LED lighting in an environment inspired by a new visual identity, with stylized waves inspired by Costa's iconic yellow funnel.
The Conte Verde lounge will be transformed into a multifunctional space.
The outdoor swimming pools and Jacuzzis will be restyled, and the two main restaurants will be fitted with new, more efficient lighting systems. The Club Restaurant galley will be adapted to offer a special menu for suite guests and, subject to availability, Costa Club Perla Diamante members.