Costa Cruises has one new ship in Asia, Costa Venezia, and another on the way, Costa Firenze. The 5,260-passenger Costa Venezia is the largest ship introduced by Costa to Asia, where the Italian company started operating in 2006.
Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Group Asia, said, "As a ship built specifically for the Asian market, Venezia heralds the start of a new chapter for Costa, and also the Asian cruise industry as a whole.
“From conception to delivery, everything about Costa Venezia has been designed having the Asian customer in mind.”
Costa says the ship has the largest beauty space at sea, measuring more than 2,500 square feet and includes more than 30 international brands. In addition, Bvlgari will present the first production of its kind at sea: The Bvlgari Jewellery Show, “an evening of elegance and glamour highlighting the Italian jeweller's masterful craftsmanship”.
Costa’s next ship, Costa Firenze, which is currently being purpose-built for the Chinese market, will arrive in October 2020. She will be a sister ship to Costa Venezia.
Neil Palomba, president of Costa Cruises said, “Costa Firenze is part of an expansion plan for the Costa Group that includes a total of seven new ships being delivered by 2023, for a total investment of over six billion euros (US$6.72bn)."