Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural cruise
of the new Costa Cruises ship, currently being built at the Fincantieri
shipyard in Monfalcone: 53 days
departing from Trieste and arriving at Yokohama in Japan.
Genoa, March 1, 2018 - Costa Cruises has started selling
tickets for the inaugural cruise of Costa
Venezia, the Italian company's new ship currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone.
cruise will set off from Trieste on 8 March 2019, on a 53 day, eastward-bound itinerary in the footsteps of Marco Polo
that will end in Yokohama, in Japan,
on 29 April 2019.
cruise will take guests on a voyage of discovery through different cultures,
landscapes and flavours, just like the Venetian explorer. The ship will leave
the Mediterranean and cross the Suez Canal and the Red Sea before entering the
Persian Gulf, calling at Dubrovnik, Bari (Italy), Greece, Israel, Jordan and
Oman on the way. After stops at Dubai and Abu Dhabi - futuristic cities built
in the middle of the desert - the ship will then head towards India, Sri Lanka
and Malaysia. The last leg of the cruise will be the Far East: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong,
Taiwan, and finally Japan.
itinerary can be split into three different legs, Trieste-Dubai, (20 days)
Dubai-Singapore (18 days) and Singapore-Yokohama (17 days), or combinations of
the three legs.
The inaugural cruise is
currently the only cruise holiday
option available on the new ship. Costa Venezia is the first Costa ship to be designed and
built specifically for the Chinese market, and after its first voyage, it
will be dedicated exclusively to the local market. So it will be a unique
opportunity to try a different cruise experience from the one usually available
to European and American guests.
different cruise experience that starts with its interior design, which will be
a veritable "virtual" trip to Venice. The options available in terms
of gastronomy, entertainment and shopping will be especially appealing. Guests on the inaugural cruise can take part in a fun "Golden Party", inspired by
the colour symbolising fortune and wealth in China, with lots of surprises and
gifts to be won every ten minutes. Or you can
try the enchanting masked party inspired by the famous Carnival of Venice. The food on board
will be very varied: you can enjoy the delicacies of Italian cuisine and
discover traditional Chinese and Asian dishes, as well as sample the cuisine of
the places that the itinerary calls at. The shopping area will be particularly
wide-ranging and well-stocked with Italian and international big name brands.
Costa Venezia will have a
gross tonnage of 135,500 tons and will include 2,116 cabins for a total of
5,260 passengers. A second ship designed for the Chinese market, Costa
Venezia's sister, will be delivered by Fincantieri in 2020.
Besides the two Fincantieri
ships, Costa Cruises has two other ships on order by 2021 that will be built by
Meyer shipyards in Turku (Finland). The first, Costa Smeralda, will enter service in October 2019.
In 2006 Costa Cruises was
the first international cruise company to enter the Chinese market, in which it
has become a leader. In China cruises with Costa are known as "Italy
at sea", because they offer local guests an Italian and European-style
holiday experience, with top quality cuisine, entertainment and hospitality.
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