Costa Cruises launched new Costa Victoria at Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal this week with renowned fashion designer Mary Ma serving as the ship’s godmother. Shanghai will be the homeport for Costa Victoria, which will provide 33 itineraries a year, making Costa Cruises the biggest international operator at the terminal.
“We are thrilled to see Costa Victoria launch from Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal,” said Pier Luigi Foschi, chairman and CEO of Costa. “Costa Cruises has long held a special relationship with this region and we’re pleased to confirm that next year we’ll be increasing our investments here still further.”
Costa Victoria will have a unique on-board designer boutique concept, selling top brands at duty-free prices, featuring a large array of high-end fashion stores plus a fashion show modeling on-board wares.
The first voyage is a five-night itinerary that departs from Shanghai to Jeju, calling at Fukuoka, Japan, and Hososhima/Miyazaki before returning to Shanghai.
On its regular itineraries from Shanghai, Costa Victoria will call at ports throughout Japan, including the tropical paradise of Hososhima/Miyazaki; Wakayama, which boasts Japan’s largest hot spring resort; Japan’s second-largest city of Osaka, and the popular sightseeing cities of Yokohama and Tokyo. The South Korean part of the itinerary includes “island of the gods” Jeju, the picturesque harbor town of Yeosu and South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan.