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Costa Asia Inaugurates Thai Gulf Program, Home-porting in Bangkok for the first time

January 13, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group and the number one cruise company in Europe, deploys Costa Victoria to Laem Chabang today, officially marking the cruise liner’s expansion into the Gulf of Thailand and making its commitment to build the cruise market in the region.

The Costa Victoria (75,200-ton with a capacity of 2, 394 guests) started her repositioning cruise on January 8, 2017 in Singapore and arriving in Laem Chabang, Thailand today. Starting from January 11 to 25, 2017, Costa Victoria will go on three 4-night sailings to exciting destinations such as Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Phu Quoc in Vietnam and Koh Samui in Thailand.

“As one of the cruising pioneers in Asia Pacific, Costa Asia is excited to expand into Thailand by launching its first homeport cruises from Laem Chabang (Bangkok), the country’s largest port. In the past decade, Costa Asia has provided the best world-class cruise holidays for passengers across Asia Pacific. Guests based in Thailand can now embark and disembark from right at their door-step for short cruises, enabling them to enjoy our unique “Italy at Sea” experience. We believe in the long-term potential of Thailand as a sourcing and destination market” said Mr Buhdy Bok, Costa Group Asia President.

Experiencing the authentic “Italy at Sea” on Costa Victoria

Restyled in 2013 and the star of Costa’s Asia fleet, Costa Victoria embodies the elegance of contemporary Italian design. Her public spaces are decorated with unique works of art, including Capriccio Bar that is adorned with inimitable and invaluable mosaic work, depicting the story of “The Little Prince”, by renowned Italian artist, writer and poet, Emilio Tadini.

To cater to the culinary whims of her guests, the five restaurants at Costa Victoria prepare sumptuous meals from buffet to made-to-order pizza and bespoke fine dining. Italian, Asian and international cuisines are offered onboard, including the Venice-themed gala dinner and the signature lobster dish. Adult passengers are able to enjoy any of the 10 bars and disco on Costa Victoria and all guests are entertained by world-class shows every evening. Whether it is the classic Las Vegas style Michael Jackson tribute show, “Duo Biasini” comedy show or “Sapori d’Italia” Italian musical, there is something for everyone onboard Costa Victoria.

To truly embody Costa’s theme of “Italy at Sea”, guests are taken on a remarkable adventure where they can experience world famous festival, The Carnival of Venice, at sea onboard the ship. The party kicks off with live music and a parade at the Atrium. Guests will have the chance to indulge in a variety of unique festivities to get a dose of the Italian culture and be surrounded by the vibe and energy representative of The Carnival of Venice. Cruise members dressed in distinctive Venetian costumes and masks will invite guests to dance the night away.

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