Costa to Restart Cruises in Asia in June with Serena

Costa Serena

Costa Cruises announced the return to service in Asia of the Costa Serena.

From June to September 2023, the  ship will be operating a program of charter cruises, in cooperation with local Asian partners.

The signing of the commercial agreements took place in Dubai, onboard the Costa Toscana.

The ceremony was attended by Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises, Roberto Alberti, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Costa Cruises, and representatives of the ten local partners supporting Costa Serena’s new program in Asia.

“The restart of Costa Serena, ahead of her original schedule, is further confirmation of the growing appreciation of Costa cruises in all the global markets where we operate. In particular, the new cruises announced today are an important signal for the recovery of the industry in Asia. We achieved this significant result thanks to our historic presence in Asia and established relationship with local partners, as well as the recent reopening to cruising of some countries in the area,” said Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises.

The Serena will sail 30 cruises, starting with cruises from South Korea in June, and then moving to Taiwan for the height of the summer.

The itineraries, lasting from four to seven days, include visits to ports in 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.


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