Costa Victoria and Costa neoRomantica will be operating a new exotics program for Costa Cruises for winter 2017-18 in Asia with sales not just restricted to the Asian market but will also be available to the European and American markets.
Costa Victoria will embark on week long cruises from Singapore in January and February 2018 and will alternate between two itineraries. The first itinerary will visit Koh Samui (Thailand), overnight in Bangkok and also a visit to Silhanoukville in Cambodia. The second itinerary will feature calls to Kuala Lumpar (Malaysia), the island of Langkawi (Malaysia), an overnight in Phuket (Thailand) and further calls to Penang and Malacca in Malaysia.
Costa Victoria will also offer a spectacular 23 night in February 2018 from Singapore to Savona.
Costa neoRomantica will be offering a series of 8 night cruises between October 2017 and January 2018. Sailing from Tokyo, the itineraries will call at Nagoya, Okinawa, Miyakojima and Keelung. In October and November 2017, passengers will be able to combine this itinerary with another 6 night itinerary which will increase their ports of calls to Kobe, Osaka, Jeju (South Korean Island) and Kagoshima. There will also be a specail Christmas 10 day itinerary calling at Kobe, Amam iOshima, Ishigaki, Okinawa (Overnight), Yokkaichi and Keelung in Taiwan.
Speaking in Cruise Industry News, Massimo Brancaleoni, Senior Vice President of Worldwide sales for Costa Cruises, was excited about the deployments of Costa Victoria and Costa neoRomantica and gives further options for cruising in Asia during the Winter period. He said:
“Our new Asian itineraries are the result of a continuous dialogue with our guests and trade partners. 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.”
Costa neoRomantica and Costa Victoria are two of the oldest ships in the Costa fleet with both entering service in 1993 and 1996 respectively. They are also two of the smallest ships in the fleet at 57,1500grt and 75,166grt, with both being refitted in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Costa neoRomantica emerged from her refit in 2012 with two and a half new decks, 111 new cabins, new coffee bar, show lounge bar and a night club and most importantly a name change from Costa Romantica to Costa neoRomantica.
Images: Costa Cruises Asia.
Source: Cruise Industry News.