Vacation not over for many Costa Allegra passengers

By Donna Tunney
According to Costa Cruises, 376 guests out of 627 onboard the disabled Costa Allegra have accepted Costa's proposal to continue their vacation in the Seychelles — 241 decided to stay for two weeks while 135 will stay for one week.

“They will be accommodated at Costa Cruises’ expense, in high-quality hotels on the following islands: Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette and Cerfs,” said the line.

The remaining 251 guests decided to return to their homes on flights arranged by Costa, departing the Seychelles on March 1. 

Costa also will arrange homeward flights at the end of passengers’ vacations in the Seychelles.

Costa said members of its care team reached and boarded the disabled Costa Allegra on Wednesday. The Allegra is being towed to Mahe, Seychelles, because an engine-room fire knocked out power to the ship on Feb. 27.

The care team arrived by boat and is meeting with passengers to assess their needs once they disembark in Mahe, Costa said. The ship is due to arrive early on Thursday, unless favorable weather conditions change.

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