As of March 30, 2018 Costa Victoria returns to regular Mediterranean service. The vessel has been operating predominantly in China since 2012, with voyages dedicated to the local market which was opened by Costa Cruises as the world's first line serving China.
During 2018 summer Costa Victoria will offer a 7-day itinerary dedicated to the Balearic Islands, initially planned for Costa neoRiviera, featuring stops in Savona, Olbia, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Tarragona. The itinerary will offer vacationers the chance to enjoy PortAventura World, Europe's largest destination resort with Ferrari Land theme park.
Before returning to the Mediterranean, Costa Victoria will pass through a scheduled dry-dock refurbishment at Chantier Naval de Marseille.