Costa Group shuffles ships

Iberocruceros’ 1,200-pax Grand Mistral will be moved across to the Costa Cruises fleet next year and renamed Costa NeoRiveria. This leaves the Costa Group’s Spanish brand with only two vessels, while Italy’s Costa Cruises will also sell two of its older ships. According to Carnival chairman Micky Arison, “we’re trying to move more aggressively to move out this older tonnage.” He said that despite the Concordia disaster, the future of the Costa brand was “very bright”.
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