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Costa Cruises Launches New Exotic Itineraries in Asia

European and US guests will have opportunity to enjoy cruise holidays to a variety of exciting destinations in Asia onboard Costa Victoria and Costa neoRomantica.

Genoa, July 4 2017Costa Cruises today announced it is launching new exotic itineraries in Asia for the 2017-2018 winter season, now available for its European and US guests.

With its ongoing focus on creating new and innovative vacation options for travellers, the Italian company is offering several new cruises to some of the most appealing destinations in Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia onboard Costa Victoria, and in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea with Costa neoRomantica.
Our new Asian itineraries are the result of a continuous dialogue with our guests and trade partners,” said Massimo Brancaleoni, SVP of Worldwide Sales for Costa Cruises. “We perceived an interest for new exotic destinations and we quickly answered to satisfy this desire. We are confident that these new options will even further enrich and diversify our selection of winter cruises, and that our past guests and those new to cruising will find very appealing when planning upcoming holidays. As an added benefit, it is always important for us to provide our trade business partners with a larger portfolio of opportunities.”

Added Brancaleoni: “With cruise holidays more popular than ever, we continue to see increasing demand for cruises. As a result, we have a deep commitment to constantly create more value for our guestsby providing a wide variety of itineraries and exciting destinations.”

The first innovation for the 2017-2018 winter season is related to Costa Victoria. From 6 January 2018 to 17 February 2018, the ship will depart every Saturday from Singapore to offer two different one-week itineraries, which can be also combined into a single two-week vacation.

The first itinerary will include the stunning island of Koh Samui (Thailand), with some of the most famous beaches in Thailand; an overnight in Bangkok (Thailand); and a call at Sihanoukville (Cambodia). The second itinerary will call at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the island of Langkawi (Malaysia), Phuket (Thailand) with an overnight, Penang (Malaysia) and Malacca (Malaysia).

In addition, on 24 February 2018, Costa Victoria will offer anexclusive 23-day cruise from Singapore to Savona. Guests will be able to enjoy different experiences on a single trip: the ancient cultures and wonderful landscapes of Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India; the magicalatmosphere of Oman; the historical sites of Heraklion (Greece); and the magnificent city of Rome.

The second innovation for the 2017-2018 winter season is related to Costa neoRomantica. From late October 2017 to late January 2018, the ship will be sailing on extraordinary 8-day cruises from Tokyo to discover culture, natural wonders and fascinating futuristic cities of Japan. The itinerary include Nagoya, Okinawa, the island of Miyakojima, one of the most scenic and appreciated destination in Japan, and a call at Keelung (Taiwan). In October and November 2017, guests can combine this itinerary with another 6-day itinerary calling at Kobe or Osaka, the South Korean island of Jeju and Kagoshima.

For Christmas 2017, a special 10-day itinerary will be offered, visiting Kobe, AmamiOshima, Ishigaki, Okinawa (overnight call), Yokkaichi and Keelung (Taiwan).

For further information:

Costa Cruises
Press office - Tel. +39 010 5483523 / 010 5483068 - costapressoffice@costa.it
Gabriele Baroni – Communication Director – cell. +39 3497668013 - baroni@costa.it
Davide Barbano – Media Relations Manager – cell. +39 3346525216 - barbano@costa.it
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