Mumbai: For the first time ever, Costa Victoria and Costa Fortuna are simultaneously docked on the same day in the Mumbai Port. This is due to the overwhelming response and pioneering growth of the brand in the Indian market. Costa Cruises has always offered various choice of cruise holidays with unique Italian touch, based on Italy’s finest concept in terms of hospitality, gastronomy, style and fun.
Costa Fortuna is an entertainment ship and the perfect heir to the great transatlantic liners of the past. All Costa Fortuna accommodations are welcoming and elegantly furnished and provides cutting-edge facilities for meetings, conventions, groups, incentive workshops and high-level conferences to the guests as the ship is equipped with audio systems, microphones, video projectors, ﬁlm cameras, ﬁxed screens and technical equipment. Costa Fortuna also gives you the option of browsing in the on-board boutiques in the Shopping Gallery with various options. The ship is just perfect for people who like basking in the sun, playing sports and looking after their well-being by staying in shape as it consists of the multipurpose sports pitch which hosts tennis, football and volleyball matches.
Additionally, there is also a health club, gym and a beauty salon. One can also choose to relax by the pool on the comfortable loungers, enjoying the warmth of the sun on your body. There are plenty of activities on-board to keep the children occupied and areas designed especially for them, where they can spend the day in total safety and in excellent company. The older kids can take part in sports tournaments and have fun at the pool parties or play video games at the ship’s multimedia area.
On the other hand, the fascinating Costa Victoria is a cruise ship of extraordinary beauty and a Mediterranean taste of joy. It consists of an area dedicated for relaxation and fun. The ship contains all necessary amenities for a relaxing experience, starting from the Grand Bar to the Casino, from the Spa to Suites, everything is under one roof. On Costa Victoria guests will also be able to find entirely new drinks and gourmet areas which includes the Aperol Spritz Bar, the Gourmet Burger, the Pizzeria Pummid’oro and the Tapas and Paella Restaurant. Keeping in mind the evergreen demand for Indian food, there will also be an Indian food buffet option, available for all meals. The ship includes 3 swimming pools (one covered), 5 restaurants, 10 bars, a wellness area, a gym, jogging track, shopping area, theatre, casino, conference rooms and solarium. Costa Victoria aims to provide plenty to entertain the guests from magic shows, operas and burlesque dancers that will captivate even the most well-travelled folks with spectacular performances. This classic cruise ship has a total of 964 staterooms, including sea view, balcony and suites.
Nalini Gupta, Managing Director, Lotus Aero Enterprises, Representative of Costa Cruises in India, said “Costa Cruises has seen spectacular growth in Indian passenger numbers in the recent years. This success has been possible with the support of the Mumbai Port Trust, key officials from the Ministry, who are now looking at cruising as an opportunity to build the tourism industry. I believe in the upcoming years, cruising will be considered as one of the most significant modes of travel.”
Main Technical Data of Costa Fortuna:
Tonnage: 102,587 t
Total length: 272.19 meters
Width: 35.54 meters
Guests Capacity: max 3,470
Total crew: 1,090
Main Technical Data of Costa Victoria:
Tonnage: 75,000 GT
Total length: 252.2 meters
Width: 32 meters
Passenger cabins: 964
Guests Capacity: max 2,394
Total crew: 790