During an internal corporate review of Italian brand Costa Crociere, it was announced that they will see a fleet makeover soon.
In November last year it was announced that the Costa Atlantica and Costa Mediterranea will leave their fleet for a joint venture that is being set up in China.
In addition to that, the 1999-built Costa neoRiviera (ex-Mistral, Grand Mistral) will sail into the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa, Italy next month and leave as the AIDAmira, sailing now for the German brand. Christening for the AIDAmira will be in Palma on November 29. She’ll sail more exotic routes for AIDA including South Africa and exotic Mediterranean voyages.
Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald stated that in additional to the previous announced redeployment (Atlantica & Mediterranea) :
We’re deep into our evaluation and have already implemented an action plan to accelerate demand and right size capacity, source from southern Europe by removing 2 ships from the Costa Europe fleet.CCL Earnings Call 9/27/2019
CIN is then reporting that Costa will be shedding five ships total, as there will be an additional two ships leaving their China routes. This coincides with the deliver of the Costa Firenza which will head directly to Asia.