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Costa Cruises Returns to Asia with Costa Serena

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Costa Cruises announced its comeback in Asia with the cruise ship Costa Serena. From June to September 2023, Costa Serena will offer thirty “charter” voyages, in collaboration with local Asian partners. The signing of the agreements took place in Dubai, aboard Costa Toscana, the flagship of the fleet deployed in the Arabian Gulf for the entire winter season 2022/23.

Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises, together with Roberto Alberti, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Costa Cruises, and representatives of the ten local partners who will support the upcoming Costa Serena program in Asia were present at the ceremony.

“The restart of Costa Serena, earlier than what we had previously announced, is a further confirmation of the growing appreciation of Costa Cruises in all the markets where we operate. In particular, these new cruises are an important signal for the recovery of the industry in Asia, the fruit of our historic presence and our consolidated relationship with local partners, as well as the recent reopening of cruises in some countries in the area,” said Mario Zanetti, Costa Director General Cruising.

Costa Serena will offer Itineraries, ranging from 4 to 7 days, including some of the most beautiful locations in the far east, particularly Japan, such as Sasebo, Kagoshima, Otaru, Hakodate, Naha, Miyakojima, Ishigaki. The departures are scheduled from the ports of Busan, Sokcho and Pohang in South Korea and from Keelung in Taiwan.

Costa Serena is an Italian flagship, built by Fincantieri and entered service in 2007. It has a gross capacity of 114,000 tons and can accommodate up to 3,780 guests. Before the break in operations, which began in late January 2020, the ship offered cruises to the Far East, with departures from China.