on the new ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in
Marghera, will be available for booking starting from tomorrow. Before being
positioned in Asia to serve the Chinese market, Costa Firenze will spend a
whole month in the Mediterranean, offering 5 cruises from Trieste and Savona.
These will be followed, on November 2, 2020, by a fantastic 51-day voyage from
Savona to Hong Kong.
Genoa, May 6, 2019 – Costa
Firenze is the new Costa Cruises ship
due to come into service in October 2020. Currently being built at the
Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Italy), Costa Firenze is a 135,500 gross tons ship with capacity for over 5,200
guests; she is the sister ship of Costa Venezia, which was launched in Trieste
on March 1 this year.
Costa Firenze and Costa
Venezia are the Italian
company's first ships specifically designed for
the Chinese market. Before being positioned in Asia, Costa Firenze will
spend a whole month in the Mediterranean, in October 2020, thus allowing all of
Costa's customers in Europe and around the world to be the first to experience
a truly unique vacation on board the new ship. Cruises will be available for booking
starting from tomorrow: there will be five 5-to-7-day cruises and one 51-day
positioning cruise to China.
"Given the success of the inaugural cruises of Costa Venezia, we have
decided to keep Costa Firenze in the Mediterranean for a whole month before its
positioning in Asia" – says Neil
Palomba, President of Costa Cruises - "Costa Firenze is
part of an expansion plan for the Costa Group that includes a total of 7 new
ships being delivered by 2023, for a total investment of over 6 billion euros.
The next ship to come into service, in October 2019, will be Costa Smeralda, a
real tribute to Italy's finest and our excellence".
Costa Firenze's first cruise will sail from Trieste
to Savona, departing on October 1, 2020, calling at Bari, Barcelona and
Marseilles. On October 8, 2020, the ship will leave Savona for a short cruise
to Marseilles, Barcelona and Savona. On October 12, 19 and 26, Costa Firenze
will depart from Savona for three 1-week cruises including Naples (replaced by
Civitavecchia for the October 19 cruise), Messina (replaced by Palermo for the October
19 cruise), Valencia, Barcelona and Marseilles. The final cruise available will
be the positioning cruise to China: a fantastic 51-day itinerary starting from
Savona on November 2, 2020 and ending in Hong Kong on December 22, 2020. The journey
will be a discovery of a host of different cultures, landscapes and flavours.
From the Mediterranean, the ship will sail to Dubai, through the Suez Canal and
the Red Sea, calling at Naples, Messina, Greece, Israel, Jordan and Oman. From
Dubai to Abu Dhabi, futuristic cities built in the desert, the ship will
continue to India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia. The final part of the
cruise will be devoted to the Far East: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and
finally China. The itinerary can
also be subdivided into three separate legs, Savona-Dubai (19 days),
Dubai-Singapore (20 days) and Singapore-Hong Kong (14 days), which can also be
combined with each other.
Like its sister ship Costa Venezia, Costa Firenze will offer a series of innovations designed specifically
for the Chinese market, where the Italian company was the first to operate in
2006 and is currently the leader, allowing guests to discover Italian culture
Venezia and Costa Firenze are the proof of Costa Cruises' long-term commitment
to China market" - stated Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Group Asia - "Costa Cruises is also dedicated to bringing the Italian Aesthetic
lifestyle to Chinese guests while delivering Italian culture and experience to
them. Together with Costa Venezia, the arrival of Costa Firenze will help boost
the development of Chinese cruise industry."
The ship is inspired by the city
of Florence, representing centuries of Italian culture and history. During the
Costa Firenze cruises, guests together with their families and friends will
have a chance to immerse themselves fully in Italian beauty and aesthetic,
which will take shape in various aspects of life on board: from interior design
to dining, from entertainment to hospitality.
The Costa Group is the leading cruise company in Europe and China,
headquartered in Genoa (Italy). The 28 ships of the brands Costa Cruises, AIDA
Cruises and Costa Asia together have a total capacity of more than 85,000
berths. The fleet will be further strengthened by 5 new vessels by 2023. The
company has a global workforce of 30,000 employees working onboard and in its
20 offices in 14 countries.
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