Costa Cruises said that its oldest ship, the Costa neoClassica, will leave the fleet in March 2018.

Built in 1992 with a distinctive circular lounge overlooking the front of the ship, neoClassica has cabins for 1,302 passengers, none of which have balconies.

In June, Costa is moving the neoRiviera to assume the neoClassica's Greek islands cruises from Bari.

The larger Costa Victoria will return from China, where it has been sailing since 2012, to assume the itineraries in Spain's Balearic Islands previously assigned to the neoRiviera.

Costa said it will protect guests already booked on the neoRiviera and the neoClassica, and will inform guests and travel agencies about the changes over the coming weeks.

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