Costa Cruises marked the first Chinese world cruise when Costa Atlantica departed Shanghai on Sunday. The first world voyage by a cruise ship specially for the market of China is a particular milestone.

The event marking the world cruise included trade partners, government officials, journalists, and passengers as the ship set off on her 86-day voyage.

According to the CEO of Costa Crociere Group, Michael Thamm, who was present among the group of dignitaries, they would invest further in Chinese market with innovative ideas. 

The President of Costa Asia, Buhdy Bok, said that as a cruise leader in the China market, they strove to bring the best holiday options for their valued customers in the region and the unique packaging for their World Cruise would exceed consumer expectations.

The ship will take her guests across five continents to 28 destinations in 18 countries. Costa Atlantica will be sailing in the Mediterranean and the U.S., including a 3-day call in New York City and a 2-day stopover in LA, California. 

Some of the most enchanting places on earth are also in the itinerary: the Maldives, Sicily island and Rome (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), Marseille (France), Lisbon (Portugal), Hawaii and the Polynesian islands of Maui.