Costa Cruises is to increase passenger
capacity in Asia by replacing Costa Allegra with Costa Romantica.
Costa Romantica, a 53,000 gross-tonnage ship
with a guest capacity of 1,697, will operate 30 cruises that
depart from Singapore, Tianjin and Shanghai to the finest cities
of Asia during the remaining part of year 2010, giving the
possibility to over 50,000 additional Costa guests to join her
itineraries between 17 April and 20 November 20, 2010 to various
culturally rich journeys to ports of call in Vietnam, the
Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, South
Korea and Japan.
“The arrival of Costa Romantica in Hong Kong
reinforces our ongoing commitment to Asia’s cruise industry. We
strongly believe in the potential of the region and will further
develop the markets in order to make cruising a popular holiday
choice for Asian travellers,” said Dario Rustico, Sales and
Marketing Director of Costa Cruises’ Pacific Asia Operations.
Costa Cruises will have a total of 97 sailings
available in Asia during 2010 with three ships operating in the
Costa Romantica has 678 cabins including 24
suites and 10 grand suites with private balconies. Guests can
enjoy a panoramic view from the large windows and embrace the sun
on the sophisticated pool deck that accommodates two swimming
pools and four Jacuzzis. Costa Romantica also offers an authentic
Italian cruising experience where guests can enjoy exquisite
Italian gourmet cuisine at the three restaurants or participate in
onboard activities such as Italian cooking classes, Italian
language classes, just to name a few.
“We want Costa Romantica to be the perfect place
for our guests to find or rediscover romance during their cruising
experience,” Mr. Rustico added.
Honeymoon couples can take advantage of Costa’s
Special Honeymoon Voyage package, priced from just HK$ 5,686, on a
journey from Shanghai to Japan and Korea between the end of August
and early October.
Contemporary furnishings, relaxing colours and
goddess-like statues reflect Costa Romantica’s elegance and charm.
The more active- inclined guests can also satisfy their needs on
Costa Romantica as she houses a fitness centre, an outdoor jogging
track, and a disco. Costa Romantica is currently making its
eastbound journey from Mauritius after completing its Indian Ocean
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