CruiseCosta Cruises strengthens presence in Dubai with the sailing, which followed the official opening of Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal.

Costa Firenze sets sail on debut cruise in Dubai

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Costa Firenze marks its inaugural sailing in Dubai, which features exclusive tours to explore Expo 2020 Dubai.
Costa Firenze marks its inaugural sailing in Dubai, which features exclusive tours to explore Expo 2020 Dubai.

Costa Firenze departed for its inaugural sailing in Dubai, after the official opening of Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal, the region’s first dedicated, purpose-built cruise port. The ship will be homeporting weekly at the terminal through March 2022.

Costa Firenze entered service in July last year, and will embark on exclusive tours to discover Expo 2020 Dubai. Designed after the Florentine Renaissance period, the ship offers a one-week itinerary in the Arabian Gulf through the 2021-2022 winter season.

In collaboration with the Italian Pavilion sponsored by Carnival Corporation, Costa Firenze passengers will be able to enter the Expo via a dedicated entrance to explore the 200 pavilions. Costa Cruises plays a prominent role in the Italian Pavilion, in particular the sustainability-themed forums in the transport and tourism sectors.

Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal serves as the region’s first dedicated, twin-terminal cruise port capable of accommodating two large cruise ships simultaneously. It is located in the heart of Dubai, spanning over 120,000 sqm and includes two terminal buildings that offer passengers and crew a seamless embarkation and disembarkation experience.

The terminal is expected to be visited by Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (UK), Princess Cruises and Seabourn by 2023, with an expected collective count of 90 calls to the new cruise port. It is part of a strategic partnership between Carnival Corporation & plc and Shamal Holding, which aims to transform Dubai into the region's leading maritime tourism hub.

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