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27 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:44 GMT+2

June 22, 2022

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Costa will entrust two ships to Carnival which will operate them in the North American market

Slower recovery of cruises in Asia, market for which they were designed

From the 2023 and 2024 cruise seasons the two Costa ships Venice and Costa Firenze of the Costa Cruises fleet will be operated by Carnival Cruise Line, a company like Costa is part of the US group Carnival Corporation. The brand Italian of the group explained that it is a new program dedicated to the North American guests of Carnival that will debut in the spring of 2023 when Costa Venezia will join to the Carnival fleet and will be followed by Costa Firenze in the spring of 2024. In the meantime, the ships will continue to make the planned Costa itineraries until they are delivered to Carnival.

Costa Cruises did not imply that the decision to entrust to Carnival the two ships, which were designed for the market Chinese, is a consequence of the faster recovery of the American cruise market compared to the Asian one: «view the slow restart of operations in Asia and the strong restart of cruises in the United States - specified the director general of Costa Cruises, Mario Zanetti - we decided to seize this opportunity to allow the many guests North American to appreciate the unique features of our ships, creating synergies within this important market».

Costa Cruises has announced that it is informing its partners sales and customers of these changes and will communicate to short which ships will replace Costa Venezia and Costa Florence on the planned and confirmed itineraries, including the exclusive program in Turkey departing from Istanbul.

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