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Costa Cruises is adding two ships to its fleet, with departures from Shanghai and Singapore
Costa Cruises is adding two ships to its fleet, with departures from Shanghai and Singapore
Fabio Pozzo

GENOA - How do you bring the Dolce Vita Italian lifestyle to the Chinese without actually landing in China? Well, the Costa Cruises company will be offering all the top Made-in-Italy food, fashion and style with a new around-the-world “Italian” cruise geared to a Chinese public.

The Italian cruise line opened its doors to the Asian market in 2006 with the launch of the Costa Allegra ship. This year, they’re adding two more ships -- the Costa Victoria and the Costa Atlantica, with departures from Shanghai and Singapore. They’re also placing a huge bet by featuring the first around-the-world cruise intended for Chinese only.

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