Costa Crociere announced an important milestone for 2006. Beginning the summer of next year, Costa will become the first cruise company to use Trieste as the home port for one of its fleet’s ships. The ship will depart from Trieste every week on a seven-day itinerary still to be defined.
Costa Crociere thus offers yet another embarkation/disembarkation point for Italian and European guests who want to spend a vacation on board one of its ships. This increases the number of Costa Crociere’s home ports to 10: Savona, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Palermo, Catania, Messina, Bari, Ancona, Venice and Trieste.
“We’re very pleased - commented Pier Luigi Foschi, Chairman and CEO of Costa Crociere S.p.A. - to have chosen Trieste for our 2006 summer itineraries. Every year we try to offer our guests new ports of call of cultural, artistic and naturalistic interest: Trieste is a fascinating and beautiful city that certainly meets all these requirements. In addition, because of its geographic location and history, Trieste is a privileged access port for many countries: besides Italy, we are also focusing on Germany and East Europe with regard to our company’s future development.”
operates AIDA Cruises and Costa Crociere, with a total of 15 ships in service and 4 under construction. All ships fly the Italian flag and sail in the Mediterranean, North Europe
, Caribbean and South America.