Costa Cruises opened its sixth season in the Emirates with the inaugural call in Dubai of the flagship Costa Favolosa. A welcoming ceremony has celebrated the first arrival of the flagship at the port, at the presence of Awah Al Ketbi, CEO of AL Ketbi Consultancy, the company which is running Costa representative office in Dubai, and Captain Mauro Muratore, joined by government officials and VIP Guests from DTCM (Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing), tourism and maritime sectors. The Costa Favolosa (114,500 gross tonnage and 3,800 total Guests) is the largest and most advanced ship ever deployed in the Emirates, a cruise destination offered by Costa for the first time in the world back in 2006.
Weighing in at 114,500 gt and with accommodation for up to 3,800 Guests, the Costa Favolosa, named in Trieste on 2 July 2011, is the largest cruise ship afloat flying the Italian flag. She is conceived to stun the onlooker with her spacious outside areas, state-of-the-art technology, impeccable service, and “modern marvels” of art and design: the end result is the perfect setting for a fairy-tale holiday (in Italian favolosa means not only “fabulous” but also related to a favola, or “fairy tale”).