Costa Cruises' Costa Victoria is returning to service Nov. 11 following an $18-million dry-dock upgrade completed in Singapore.
"Our investment in Costa Victoria means she is going to offer our valued Asian passengers the absolute finest and most enjoyable cruising holiday, which speaks to our long-term commitment to the Asia market," said Buhdy Bok, SVP Pacific, Asia and China for Costa Crociere S.p.A. "As the first international cruise company to enter the China market in 2006, Costa Cruises is proud of how we've developed alongside China and have been able to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for cruise holidays with innovative and high-quality cruising options."
Costa Victoria has several new dining experiences, from a buffet terrace where passengers can dine al fresco to the Pizza and Noodle area to a midnight buffet.
Authentic Italian fashion elements will be interwoven into every element of the ship. Lounges will be decorated and embellished with unique works of art, such as the Capriccio Bar's mosaic signed by Emilio Tadini. Nearly the entire interior of the ship will be restyled with a contemporary European flair.
The multimillion-dollar revamp project is being performed at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.
For more information, visit www.costacruises.com.