Saturday, July 6, 2013

Costa Atlantica made its maiden call in Shanghai China

Costa Cruises doubles its capacity in the Chinese market as Costa Atlantica made its maiden call in Shanghai on 4 July 2013. The event staged for the Costa Atlantica’s maiden call was attended by the Costa’s most senior executives and by local dignitaries, the special guest being the ship’s godmother for the occasion: Diana Xu, Miss Universe China 2012.

The local debut of the Costa Atlantica constitutes a major milestone in Costa Cruises’ growth in China; Costa was the first international operator to bring cruising to the Chinese market, back in 2006. The Costa Atlantica is joining the Costa Victoria, which has been deployed in China since May 2012. Thanks to this dual positioning, in 2013 Costa will be offering a total of 99 Asian cruises in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The Costa Atlantica will also be the first ship to operate on a Around-the-World cruise for Chinese Guests: she will leave Shanghai on March 22, 2014 on a fabulous 83-day trip-of-a-lifetime. The Costa Victoria and Costa Atlantica offer the Chinese and Asian market a unique exclusive product, which brings the region a taste of “Italy at Sea”, by featuring the hospitality, design, shopping flair, fine art and food & wine that are synonymous with Italian style.

Costa Atlantica, whose design celebrates Italian cinema and arts, is a 85,700 gross tonnage cruise ship with capacity of 2,680 guests.  With its 678 private balconies, Costa Atlantica was the first ship to be opened outwards, allowing cruises to be experienced in a completely new and fascinating way. Colourful, sunny, innovative but mindful of tradition, the ship pays tribute to the art of Federico Fellini and his "Dolce Vita”.

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