Costa Cruises' flagship Toscana calls for the first time at Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal

   December 18, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Costa Crises' latest flagship Costa Toscana, which entered service last March, called on December 16th for the first time at the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal, the most modern cruise terminal in the city, inaugurated by Costa Group in December last year.

On the occasion of the first call, an event was held onboard the liner, attended by Italian and local authorities.

Throughout the 2022-2023  winter, Costa Toscana will sail on 7-day Arabian Gulf itineraries leaving roundtrip out of Dubai. There will be 13 voyages, from December 17th, 2022, to March 11th, 2023, also available with the ‘flight+cruise’ package, guaranteeing maximum comfort, without having to worry about transfers to the cruise ship/luggage at arrival at the airport.

Until January 14th, 2023, the itinerary is dedicated to Oman and the Arab Emirates, with long calls, even of 2 days and 1 night, in Abu Dhabi, Muscat, and Dubai. On the New Year’s Eve voyage, the overnight call will only be in Dubai. From January 14th to March 11th, there will be the return of Qatar among the ship's destinations, which will include Doha, Dubai, Muscat, and Abu Dhabi.

The cruise company provides a range of excursions to discover wonderful destinations from a unique point of view, combining the modernity of futuristic architecture with the ancient traditions.

The “cruise & golf” package is available for golf lovers and combines the best of cruising with the best of golf. It allows golfers to play at some of the best clubs in the Arabian Gulf during the port calls.

Costa Toscana’s onboard offerings are tailored according to the destination, starting with the gastronomic offer, signed by Angel Leon, Bruno Barbieri, and Helene Darroze. The 3 world-renowned chefs will introduce the destinations through taste, with Destination Dishes, available in the MDRs that interpret the tradition and flavours of the place to be visited the following day. The onboard entertainment program will see the debut of a spectacular show, “Essence,” inspired by the Arabian Gulf’s “Arabian Nights.” 

Costa Toscana is a  sailing “smart city,” able to be powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas) and equipped with technological innovations specially designed to reduce environmental impact.

The ship's interiors are the result of a creative project, curated by Adam D. Tihany, and created to enhance and bring to life the colours and atmosphere of the Italian region in a single location. Lighting, fabrics, accessories, and furniture are “Made in Italy,” created by a total of 15 partners representative of Italian excellence.

Costa Toscana cruise ship

The onboard offer is integrated into this context: from the Solemio Spa to the entertainment areas; from the thematic bars, in collaboration with international and Italian brands, to the 21 restaurants dedicated to the “food experience.” For the youngest passengers, there is the Splash AcquaPark, with a slide positioned on the highest deck, the Squok Club, and a brand new area dedicated to video games.