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Costa Cruises surges ahead in asia pacific with pivotal win

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Ms Ali Wong, Business Development Director, Costa Cruises Asia Pacific & China receiving the award from Travel Weekly Asia
Ms Ali Wong, Business Development Director, Costa Cruises Asia Pacific & China receiving the award from Travel Weekly Asia

Costa Cruises, the only Italian cruise line operating in Asia, has claimed honours in the recent Travel Weekly Asia Readers Choice Awards by winning Best Cruise Line for both Entertainment and Service Excellence.

An excellent affirmation by the travel trade of Costa Cruises’ offerings, the award is also a well-deserved victory for the cruise line that has been gaining accolades since its debut in Asia Pacific and China in 2006.

Thanking staff, trade partners and guests, Buhdy Bok, President of Costa Group Asia said, “This title affirms our long-term efforts in upholding and improving the best Italian-style hospitality, cuisine and entertainment for our Asian guests. We will continue to fulfil our commitment by offering more innovative products and customised services to excite guests of all ages.”

AN ITALIAN-MEETS-ASIAN EXPERIENCE

Authentic Italian Flavour
Authentic Italian Flavour

As the first international cruise line operating homeport cruises in Asia since 2006, Costa Cruises provides guests with a rich Italian experience that stretches across gastronomy, entertainment and culture.

Sapori D’Italia musical
Sapori D’Italia musical

To make Asian guests feel at home, the Italian experience is complemented by Asian elements onboard such as having crew members and signages in local languages, Asian cuisine, and enhanced by thoughtful add-ons like in-cabin adaptors and hot kettles.

Renowned Carnival of Venice
Renowned Carnival of Venice

When it comes to entertainment, Costa Cruises offers a diverse range of traditional Italian-themed programmes, such as the romantic Carnival of Venice-themed party on Costa Victoria that has charmed Asian revellers since it was introduced in the region. Guests can further immerse themselves in the culture of Italy through mask painting, costume making workshops that can be worn for the Carnival parade party, and learning to make and appreciate Italian cuisine during the Venetian dish cooking classes. Guests can also enjoy a traditional Italian theatre performance, the Sapori D’Italia musical show, which is inspired by the finest in Italy’s song, dance and opera, features famous Italian songs such as Volare and Nella Fantasia, as well as performers dressed in Italian costumes.

COMMITTED TO ASIA PACIFIC: FIRST HOME-PORT AT LAEM CHABANG

Family vacation in Costa Cruises
Family vacation in Costa Cruises

Following its triumphant win in Entertainment and Service Excellence, Costa Cruises is devoted to strengthening its commitment to Asia Pacific with the launch of its first homeport cruises in Laem Chabang, Thailand, from January 11-19, 2017.

The exciting five-day, four-night itinerary will see the sailing of Costa Victoria to popular destinations in the region such as Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Koh Samui, Thailand.

Upon boarding the ship, guests can expect to experience endless joys and a memorable ‘Italy at Sea’ vacation with Italian’s traditional catering, and the fascinating European art and humanities through a spectacular ‘Carnival of Venice Festival’ at sea. 

ABOUT COSTA CROCIERE


Costa Crociere S.p.A. is the leading cruise company in Europe with three brands: Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia. Together, they operate 26 ships with a total capacity of 72,000 beds.

In 2006, Costa Cruises became the first international cruise company to enter Asia Pacific & China. For the past 10 years, Costa Asia has placed customers at the center of its business. It has focused on innovation and excellence to bring Asia-Pacific passengers the most creative and best-quality cruise products with a flavor of “Italy at Sea”.

For more information on Costa Cruises, visit: www.costaasia.com, email: info-pao@costa.it or call +86 21 5351 9509

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