Costa Cruises has
completed a $21 million upgrade to four of its ships.
The Costa Victoria, Costa Marina, Costa
Concordia and Costa Classica each went into drydock in Genoa or
Palermo during November and December. Costa said its ships are put
into such drydocks about once every two-and-a-half years to perform
maintenance on technical systems and to
The hull on each ship was cleaned and
painted to prevent erosion and to improve sailing speeds.
In the hotel areas, the public spaces and
cabins were restyled, with furnishings, carpeting, curtains,
fabrics and wall linings replaced. In addition, LCD television
screens were put into cabins and the flooring on the outer decks
was replaced with teak.
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