Costa Asia’s Named “Best Cruise Line” For Its Entertainment & Service Excellence In Travel Weekly Asia’s Readers Choice Awards
Costa Cruises, the first international cruise line to enter Asia Pacific and China in 2006, has been named “Best Cruise Line – Entertainment” and “Best Cruise Line – Service Excellence” in Travel Weekly Asia’s annual Readers Choice Awards. Ms. Ali Wong, Business Development Director, Costa Cruises Asia Pacific & China received the award on behalf of the cruise line from Ms. Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President, Events, Travel Group, Travel Weekly at a presentation ceremony held at Mandarin Orchard in Singapore yesterday.
Organised by leading travel trade magazine Travel Weekly Asia and running for its second year, the Readers Choice Awards acknowledges and honours the “best of the best” in the travel industry and professionals who have excelled in service and products during the past year. All award winners from the 12 categories were voted by Travel Weekly’s Asia readers, comprising of expert travel professionals across different specialties of expertise.
Mr. Buhdy Bok, Costa Group Asia President said, “Costa Asia wishes to thank all devoted Costa staff, trade partners and guests for their heartfelt support and appreciation for our ‘Italy at Sea’ offerings throughout Costa’s 10 years of service in Asia. We are honoured be titled the ‘Best Cruise Line’ in terms of entertainment and service excellence. 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.”
With dedication to offer the highest standards of hospitality, Costa Asia is set to obtain certification for its first Halal Kitchen onboard Costa Victoria. It will be ready for its Southeast Asia maiden voyage from Singapore starting on 22 October, 2016, offering Muslim passengers a hassle-free vacation at sea without any dietary concerns, alongside Costa’ unique “Italy at Sea” cruising experience including the signature “Carnival of Venice at Sea” programme. Furthermore, Costa Asia will launch its inaugural homeport sailings from Penang starting on 25 October, 2016, which provides an opportunity for Malaysian guests to embark and disembark at their doorstep for the first time.
To further share the best in entertainment and world-class service excellence in Italian cruising with more travellers across Asia Pacific and China, Costa Asia will bring its fifth cruise ship, Costa neoRomantica, to Asia in April 2017.