According to news reports in Europe, the 1996-built Costa Victoria is being sold to San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa.

Costa: ‘Not official’

A Costa Cruises spokesman said the infornation is not official, and the shipyard did not comment.

The reports closely follow Carnival Corp. & plc’s announcement that it would be accelerating planned ship sales, with six vessels expected to exit the fleet in the next 90 days.

Use as accommodations vessel?

Sources said the 75,200gt Costa Victoria could perhaps be used as an accommodation vessel for crews from ships under maintenance at Chantier Naval de Marseille, in which San Giorgio del Porto is a partner.

San Giorgio del Porto was the first shipyard entered into the Italian Register of Naval Demolishers (April 30, 2014) for ISO 30000:2009 Certification for Ship Recycling Management Systems, issued by classification society RINA. This certification attests safe and environmentally sound ship recycling facilities.

The yard is part of Genova Industrie Navali, a leading European ship repair company.