Palma.—Following in the wake of its débacle and loss of passenger life last month off the Italian Island of Giglio, the “Costa Cruceros” company is replacing the stricken liner which was a frequent visitor to the port of Palma with another two of its ships, the Costa neo-Romantica and Costa Mágica.

Balearic Cruise Forum
The news was given yesterday by the Cruises News Media Group who also confirmed that Bernardo Echevarria, the senior director of Costa Cruceros in Spain, will be attending the Balearic Cruise Forum which is being held in Palma this coming 9th February.

According to the event's organisers, the attendance of key representatives from Costa Cruceros at the conference is no coincidence but rather due to the wishes of the shipping line to remain in contact with those who were affected, directly or indirectly by the Costa Concordia tragedy.

The company, said a spokesman, wants to continue to use the Balearics as an important stop-off point for its clients.
Of the ships which will replace the Concordia which used to stop weekly in Palma, the neoRomantica is a boat which has not long been launched after a period of reforms in dry dock.

Her passenger capacity has now been increased to 1'800.
She will sail weekly from 26th March to 15th May between Barcelona and Palma.
The 272 metre long Costa Mágica, launched in 2003 can carry 3'800 passengers.