It will take passengers on a voyage of discovery through various cultures, just like the famous explorer. The cruise ship will leave the Mediterranean and cross Suez Canal and Red Sea prior to entering Persian Gulf, visiting Dubrovnik, Bari, Greece, Israel, Jordan and Oman.
The inaugural cruise is still the only cruise option available on the new liner. Costa Venezia is the first of Costa Cruises ships to be built for the Chinese market. After her first voyage, it will be dedicated to the local market.
The ship will be homeported in China (Shanghai) for year-round passenger shipping operations exclusively in Asia.
A second cruise ship specifically designed for the cruise market in China, Costa Venezia’s sister, is scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri in 2020.