Former Costa Cruise Ship docked in Gadani for scrapping

Check out how magnificent the cruise ship was if it could have had been put for other uses.

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Former Costa Cruise Ship has been docked in Gadani ship-breaking facility for scrapping!

The massive 14-floor cruise ship has been brought to Pakistan for dismantling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the shipping sector.

The buyer of the cruise ship was eyeing to use the magnificent cruise ship for tourism and travel purposes in Karachi, whoever those conditions couldn’t be met.

The magnificent Costa Romantica cruise ship consisted of 14 floors with 1,411 rooms furnished with luxuries and amenities that could accommodate 1800 passengers on the cruise.

The cruise ship featured a 7-star hotel, shopping malls, casinos, gaming zones, a swimming pool, a gym, and three large halls.

The ship was built in 1993 by an Italian company, while 90 million euros were spent on the renovation of the ship in November 2011.

As being reported, the cruise’s new owner from New Choice Enterprises, Ahmadullah Khan had originally bought the ship to be dismantled in Pakistan, however, after seeing the ship’s perfect condition, he had a change of mind and thought of turning it into a tourist attraction in Karachi. 

But the new plan didn’t work out as there was no place available for this huge to be docked in for tourism purposes.

Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) and other authorities could not allocate any sea space for the cruise ship in the largest port of the country.

The ship, Celestyal Experience, formerly known as Costa Romantica, has been taken to the Gadani ship-breaking yard to be dismantled.

Check out how magnificent the cruise ship was if it could have had been put for other uses.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.