CruiseCosta Serena brings its Italian flair back to South Korea.

Looks who’s back cruising in Asia

Costa Cruises has returned to South Korea after the lifting of travel restrictions.
Costa Cruises has returned to South Korea after the lifting of travel restrictions.

Costa Cruises has steered Costa Serena back to Asia with two cruises between Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, before departing from the port of Busan, in South Korea, heading to Nagasaki and Yatsushiro in Japan.

It is the first outbound cruise to resume in South Korea after the country scrapped cruise travel restrictions.

"We are the first company to resume outbound cruises dedicated to South Korea, soon also to Taiwan, after the pause due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. It’s a very important moment for the recovery of the cruise industry in Asia" said Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises.

From June to October 2023, the 3,780-guest Costa Serena will be operating a programme of 35 “charter” cruises in Asia, in cooperation with local travel partners.

Eight cruises, in June and October 2023, will be dedicated to the South Korean market, while from July to October 2023, 27 cruises are planned for the Taiwan market.

The itineraries, lasting from four to seven days, include some of the most beautiful destinations in Japan and East Asia. Departures are scheduled from the ports of Busan, Sokcho and Pohang in South Korea, as well as from Keelung and Kaohsiung in Taiwan.

On board the Costa Serena offers Italian-style gastronomic and entertainment experiences.

The Call of the Waves
July - September 2023 eBook

Bold, innovative, and inspiring: these leading cruise lines embrace new opportunities to meet surging demand in Asia’s cruise market

Read Now

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI