Italy On The High Seas
Adapting to the ebb and flow of global trends, Costa Cruises was the first international cruise company to enter China in 2006. Now they’ve launched the Costa Venezia, a ship designed specifically to serve its Asian clientele. Part of a six-billion-euro initiative that will see seven new vessels enter service by 2023, the Costa Venezia provides accommodations for 5,260 guests in Italian luxury. Passengers will experience a theatre inspired by the world-renowned Venetian La Fenice opera house; or stroll along the main atrium that’s reminiscent of St Mark’s Square; and take selfies on actual gondolas, made by the Squero di San Trovaso artisans.
Alongside a fine dining menu by three-Michelin starred chef Umberto Bombana, savour authentic specialities from across the Italian landscape, as well as traditional Asian hotpot, teppanyaki, dim sum and noodles. After supping, explore over 8,000 sq ft of retaill space featuring first-time-at-sea brands like Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bvlgari, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Tiffany & Co., and Clé de Peau Beauté.
Helping guests keep in shape is an outdoor soccer field and indoor academy staffed by coaches approJved by the uventus Football Club. As one might expect, there are multiple outdoor and indoor swimming pools and Jacuzzis, an aqua park with water slides, a mini golf course, a high-rope garden, outdoor fitness facilities, a wellness complex with gym and spa, plus clubs for teens and kids.