Cruise Industry Trends for 2019

A record year of newbuilds, new cruise brands, expedition ships and capacity growth will dominate cruise headlines in 2019, while drydocks grow in scale. Also impressive will be technology gains, with guests benefiting from the latest connectivity and apps that integrate into the cruise experience while cruise lines continue an arms race to save fuelContinue reading “Cruise Industry Trends for 2019”

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Costa Venezia Set for Trieste Christening

Costa Cruises announced that the new Costa Venezia will be christened in Trieste on March 1, 2019, before transiting to China. She is one of seven new ships being delivered to Costa Group by 2023, marking a total investment of some 6 billion euro, the company said. The Costa Venezia will be the company’s largest shipContinue reading “Costa Venezia Set for Trieste Christening”

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Costa China Set to Introduce ‘Game Changer’ New Ship

“It is our first newbuild dedicated to the Chinese market,” said Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Group Asia, referring to the new Costa Venezia, which debuts in Shanghai next May.  “We are creating a strategy for the new ship and it will be a game changer.” That strategy is offering Italy at Sea to ChineseContinue reading “Costa China Set to Introduce ‘Game Changer’ New Ship”

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