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.