Defunct Cruise Lines
Costa Victoria is one of the older ships in the Costa fleet, she came into service in 1996, the vessel was constructed at the German shipyard Bremer Vulkan, but sadly the company which dates back to 1893 went bankrupt the following year making the Costa Victoria one of the last ships built at the shipyard, the sister ship to Victoria was still under construction at bremer when the company went bankrupt and the partially built ship which was to be named Costa Olympia was sold to Norwegian cruise lines she was eventually completed at the Lloyd Werft shipyard and came in to service as Norwegian sky.
In 2004 Costa Victoria received a major facelift which involved adding 246 balconies to the existing accommodations on decks 9, 10 and 11.
Victoria has 964 cabins in total, including 242 with private balcony there are also 20 suites some of which also have private balconys,6 cabins are specially designed for disabled passengers.
Other main features on board include 3 swimming pools and 4 whirlpools, gym, solarium and jogging track.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
- Down the hatch - Here's a drinking expression that seems to have its origins in sea freight, where cargoes are lowered into the hatch. First used by seamen, it has only been traced back to the turn of the century.
- Clean Bill of Health - This widely used term has its origins in the document issued to a ship showing that the port it sailed from suffered from no epidemic or infection at the time of departure
- As the Crow Flies - When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.