The first international line to enter China and Asia Pacific in 2006, Costa Cruises has been named “Asia Best Cruise Line” for industry leadership in Asia Cruise Awards organized by Asia Cruise Forum Jeju Organising Committee and ACLN (Asia Cruise Leaders Network). Ms.Helen Huang, General Manager Costa Cruises Asia Pacific and China, attended the ceremony in Jeju, Korea at 2015 Asia Cruise Forum. She was awarded by Ki-June Yoo, Korea's Minister of Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries, on behalf of Costa cruise line.   

The Asia Cruise Forum is a renowned cruise trade event, held in Jeju for the third year. It offers a platform for cruising industry stakeholders to collectively seek ways for creating common prosperity in Asian cruise industry. Asia Cruise Forum Jeju Organising Committee and ACLN are organising Asia Cruise Awards for the 1st time this year, celebrating excellence across different sectors of cruise industry. The awardees are selected by its members. 

Ms.Huang said that as a cruising pioneer in China and Asia Pacific, Costa Asia strived to provide the world-class holidays with unique experience "Italy at Sea" for vacationers across the region. She added that was an honor to be named the first-ever "Asia Best Cruise Line" in Asia Cruise Awards, which affirmed their continuous efforts in refining their services for guests in China and Asia Pacific. According to Huang, in the past 9 years, Costa Asia had created many industry firsts and had been widely recognized as industry leader in the Asian region. 

To allow more guests to enjoy the rich experience in Italian culture - hospitality, art and cuisine, in April 2016 Costa Asia will bring to China its 4th cruise vessel, Costa Fortuna, further increasing the capacity of the line in China by nearly 50%. This strengthens the leadership position of Costa Asia in the region, as well as the confidence to develop China and Asia Pacific to be one of the world's leading cruise markets.