Get ready for more cruise options as Costa Cruises is making a
comeback to Asia. Starting from June to September 2023, the Costa Serena
will be sailing the seas with a lineup of 30 charter cruises in
collaboration with local Asian partners.
"The return of Costa Serena, ahead of her original schedule, is a
huge indication of the growing popularity of Costa cruises in the global
market," said Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises.
"The new cruises are a big sign of the recovery of the industry in
Asia, and we couldn't have done it without our strong presence and
relationship with local partners and the recent reopening of some Asian
countries to cruising."
The itineraries, lasting from 4 to 7 days, include some of the most
beautiful destinations in East Asia, particularly Japan, such as Sasebo,
Kagoshima, Otaru, Hakodate, Naha, Miyakojima, and Ishigaki. Departures
are scheduled from the ports of Busan, Sokcho and Pohang in South Korea,
and Keelung, Taiwan.
Costa Serena will be offering six cruises to the South Korean market
in June 2023, and another 24 cruises to the Taiwan market from July to
The itineraries, which will last from four to seven days, will take
passengers to popular destinations in East Asia, including Sasebo,
Kagoshima, Otaru, Hakodate, Naha, Miyakojima and Ishigaki in Japan.
Departures are scheduled from the ports of Busan, Sokcho and Pohang in South Korea, and Keelung, Taiwan.
Built by Fincantieri, the 114,000-ton Costa Serena can accommodate up to 3,780 guests and was put into service in 2007.
Before operations were paused in late January 2020, the ship was offering cruises in East Asia, departing from China.