Costa Cruises announced that it had entered its 2nd tripartite partnership with STB (Singapore Tourism Board) and CAG (Changi Airport Group).
The 3-year tripartite partnership is due to leverage the global presence of Costa, the cruise hub status of Singapore and the air hub connectivity of Changi Airport to further enhance the appeal of Southeast Asia as a cruise destination.
The partnership includes joint-marketing initiatives to be rolled out in various countries where Costa Cruises operates worldwide, and features creating attractive packages especially for line’s guests. It is expected to bring in more than 100,000 international fly & cruise visitors to Singapore over 3 years.
Costa Cruises was the world's first cruise company to start regular voyages in Asia back in 2006. Today four ships out of the 14 total of Costa fleet are based year round in Asia. Costa Fortuna is currently deployed in the Far East and will be homeported at Singapore from the middle of November 2018 through March 2019.
Port of Singapore is a popular gateway to Southeast Asia for cruise visitors, because of its leading air and cruise infrastructure, strategic location and dynamic tourism landscape. Last year, Singapore welcomed a total of 421 ship visits and logged passenger throughput of 1.38M. This represents a 17% increase over 2016 figures.