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Costa Cruises Unveils Costa Venezia’s Remarkable Inaugural Itinerary

July 27, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Mark your calendar and start planning for the trip of a lifetime aboard Costa Venezia(135,500 gross tonnage; 5,260 total passengers) – Costa Cruises’ newest ship designed to immerse guests in the fantasy and romance of Venice. Scheduled to depart on 8 March 2019 from Trieste, Italy, Hong Kong travelers will have the opportunity to be the first passengers to explore the world on the inaugural cruise of Costa Venezia.

Retracing the footsteps of Marco Polo, guests will embark on a 47-day journey from the West to the East, traveling to vibrant and exotic destinations like Greece, Croatia, Israel, Dubai, India and Sri Lanka before arriving to Hong Kong.
During the expedition, cruisers will enjoy the warm Italian hospitality while relishing the magnificence of Venice brought to life through meticulous details onboard, from the ship interior to diverse entertainment to gastronomic offerings. Costa Cruises has also partnered with esteemed Italian brands, including Juventus, the legendary football club, to bring passengers of its Asia cruise fleet many exciting activities. For a taste of ‘home’ onboard, passengers can head to the Volare KTV Karaoke, Lu Hot Pot and Yan Teppanyaki to unleash their musical talent and satisfy cravings for comfort food during their travels.
For explorers longing to visit the charming Western Mediterranean, Costa Diadema (132,500 gross tonnage; 4,947 total passengers) offers the ideal itinerary complemented by Italy’s finest hospitality and exhilarating onboard activities. Meanwhile, Costa neoRomantica (56,000 gross tonnage; 1,800 total passengers) will take guests on a memorable journey to immerse in the rich heritage of Japan.
Costa Venezia – The Ultimate Voyage of Discovery from Italy to Hong Kong
With the inaugural itinerary that explores 16 countries across three continents and four seas, guests will embark on the trip of a lifetime packed with unforgettable memories capturing the experiences of the starkly different cultures, landscapes and flavors of each port of call. Hong Kong travelers have the option to experience the full journey or opt for different legs of the itinerary that would best suit their interest and schedule:
20-day cruise leg from Italy to Dubai – departing from Trieste, the Italian seaport tucked inside the Slovenian border, guests are bound to be engrossed by its thousand years of history in the first leg of the cruise alone, as Costa Venezia sails through Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Aqaba, Jordon; Salalah, Oman and many other culturally rich cities before arriving at Dubai, U.A.E.
18-day cruise leg from Dubai to Singapore – setting expectations high at Dubai, the city of superlatives, cruisers will travel along the pristine coast of Malacca, switching scenes between mysterious deserts, European cathedral architectures, and shopping paradises at Khor Al Fakkan, U.A.E; Cochin, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Langkawi, Malaysia. Guests will part ways at the vibrant lion city of Singapore.
11-day cruise leg from Singapore to Hong Kong – experience the allure of Asian coastal cities during the last leg of the itinerary which will depart Singapore and visit Laem Chabang, Thailand; Phu My and Chan May Port, Vietnam before arriving at Hong Kong, offering guests plenty of opportunities to relax by sun-drenched beaches and embrace the vibrant dynamics of city life.
47-day Marco Polo itinerary from Italy to Hong Kong – explore all these highly revered destinations and fascinating hidden gems completely hassle free on Costa Venezia’s inaugural journey. Its thoughtfully curated itinerary will check off many items on your travel bucket list, with a wide range of activities and entertainment options available onboard and ashore to ensure you create the most unforgettable memories as you sail across the continents.

Immerse in the Sophisticated Beauty of Venice and Embrace the Thrill of the City of Water

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Upon stepping foot on Costa Venezia, guests will be virtually transported to Venice, the romantic and mystical lagoon city. At the Piazza San Marco lobby inspired by St Mark’s Square, guests will be greeted with the finest Italian hospitality under the iconic winged lion statue. Costa Venezia was especially designed with a wide array of irresistible dining and entertainment offerings for Hong Kong and Asia vacationers with a Venice flare to immerse guests in the holistic experience.

Palate-Pleasing Culinary Offerings

At the Canal Grande Restaurant onboard, guests will find themselves enjoying supper with their loved ones along the man-made canal and Bridge of Sighs, while musicians on gondolas serenade them with tunes of true love.
To celebrate new friendships made along the remarkable journey, have a drink or two at Lounge Delle Stelle, where movie-themed parties will keep the night alive every day.
Costa Venezia will feature many specialty restaurants to cater to different palates and occasions, including La Fiorentina Steak House, Yan Teppanyaki, Frutti di Mare Seafood and Lu Hot Pot. Guests can also feast at the Lido Market Place Restaurant, where thematic cuisines from the ports that the itinerary calls at will be served.

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Exhilarating Entertainment for All Ages

Celebrating the world-famous Venetian event, Costa Venezia will be hosting the Carnival of Venice with dazzling masquerade balls in elaborate costumes, parades, live bands and more. Guests will dance to their hearts’ content at the most remarkable party at sea.
Guests can also join the Golden Party, inspired by the color symbolizing fortune and wealth in Chinese culture, for a chance to win surprises and gifts every 10 minutes.
To recharge from the parties and dancing, guests can soak up the sun or take a dip at the pool on the tranquil Lido Deck.
For young cruisers, Costa Cruises has partnered with Juventus Football Club to bring a wide range of activities onboard including the Juventus Academic for rising football stars to pick up a trick or two from Juventus-trained coaches.
More lively and exciting entertainments are provided onboard for guests of all ages and interests, from pampering treatments at the Bellezza Spa to endless designer labels and ‘Made in Italy’ shopping at San Moise Boutique and Galleria Shopping Mall to marvelous East-meets-West theatrical performances at La Fenice Theater; guests will never want their trip to come to an end.

Prices start from HKD 7020# per person, for more details regarding travel packages, please contact local travel operators listed below.

Costa Diadema – A Showcase of the Finest Italian Lifestyle with Mediterranean Itinerary

Costa Diadema is inviting all adventure seekers to dive in the breathtaking scenery and mesmerizing charm of Western Mediterranean with its 7-night itineraries exploring Italy, France and Spain. Crowned as the Queen of the Mediterranean Sea, Costa Diadema will surprise her guests with its spectacular décor and artwork created by Italian designers and artists, along with exciting entertainment catered to guests of all ages.

Out-of-this-World Entertainment

Thrill seekers will not want to miss the Star Laser interactive laser games, including Laser Maze and Laser Shooting for challengers to battle their friends while showcasing their agility and aiming skills.
Guests can expect even more excitement onboard, at the 4D Cinema where all five senses will be engaged during suspenseful films and a Grand Prix race car simulator for an exhilarating car race on some of the world-renowned tracks. Gamers can also dive in the gripping world of virtual reality in the Video Arcade Area.

Not-to-Miss Wine and Dine Experience

At the cozy Gran Duca di Toscana Wine Bar, guests can unwind with the extensive wine menu of 80 labels from 50 Italian wineries. For those who prefer something bubbly, head to Bar Bollicine for a wide selection of DOCG Superior Prosecco, Spumante sparkling wine, champagne, and best-known Italian cocktail, Spritz. For beer lovers, Dresden Green Alehouse offers a selection of bottled and draught beers by prestigious Italian and international breweries.
For guests looking for an adventure of Italian flavors on their getaway, Costa Diadema will not disappoint as it boasts some of the most authentic Italian dining experience, including a Gourmet Bar serving freshly made buffalo mozzarella with a wide assortment of cold cuts and Italian specialties.

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Dresden Green Alehouse

Enchanting Itineraries along the Coast of Western Mediterranean

Visiting the most sought-after destinations, Costa Diadema will take cruisers on an unforgettable journey to explore awe-inspiring architectures like Antonio Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral and Casa Mila in Barcelona, Spain; marvel at the sheer magnitude of the Colosseum in Rome, meander through the ruins of Pompeii, Italy; and admire the striking Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and the numerous galleries in Marseilles, France.

Prices start from HKD 4,590# per person, inclusive of round trip air tickets from Hong Kong to Italy.

Costa neoRomantica – Alternative Itineraries to Explore Japan and Korea

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Costa neoRomantica Ports of Call: Busan (Left) and Fukuoka (Right)

Travelers looking to explore the rich heritage and unique cultures of Japan and Korea will not want to miss Costa neoRomantica’s fly-cruise packages. Departing from Tokyo and Fukuoka, Costa neoRomantica will sail through the western coast of Japan, such as the historic city of Maizuru, and visiting Jeju Island, the Hawaii of South Korea, and Busan.

As the gem of Costa’s fleet, Costa neoRomantica boasts glamourous and contemporary furnishings designed by skillful European artisans and original works of contemporary art. It also features many authentic Italian wine and dine offerings and the panoramic Samsara Spa for guests to unwind and relax after an exciting day of exploring a new destination.

Prices start from HKD 4,299# per person.

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