In a bid to woo passengers from India to its cruises from Mumbai to Maldives, the ship has added Jain food to the buffet. The decision to add Jain food came after a number of requests were made by passengers in 2016.
From December 2016 through February 2017, the vessel had operated on the 8-day Mumbai to Maldives route. Beginning in 2017, however, the company included an option for travellers to avail the shorter, 5-day cruise to Kochi, prices for which start at Rs 29,800 per person. Costa neoClassica will return to Mumbai via Colombo. Costa Cruises priced the 7-night voyage beginning at Rs 45,000.