Costa Cruises will be home-porting a ship in the Indian market for the first time later this year. Costa neoClassica will be based from Mumbai and will be offering weekly sailings from Dec 2016 to March 2017.
Costa were excited about their latest venture and entering a market which has so much potential. In a statement they said:
“For the first time, Indians can look forward to embarking from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from 16th Dec 2016 – 18th March 2017”
At 52,926 tons, the Costa neoClassica has been scheduled to sail from Dubai but with the entry to the Indian market, Costa had decided to base Costa neoRiveira in Dubai instead.
Adding to the statement made by Costa, Buhdy Bok, President of Costa Group Asia stated:
“We are delighted to bring cruising to Indians at their doorstep. For many travellers, the holiday often starts after some sort of a long journey. Now like never before, Indians will have the opportunity to start holidaying — right from their door-step — from India’s largest metropolis, Mumbai”
Costa neoClassica is one of the oldest ships in the fleet, being built in 1991. She does offer 654 cabins, 428 which are ocean view and 10 suites which have balconies.
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