A contract was signed on December 3 in Naples between Costa Cruises and Gianluca Basile, Commissioner for Naples Universiade 2019, to hire the Costa Victoria cruise ship, which will be part of athletes’ village for the sporting event due to take place in Campania's capital next summer.
Costa Victoria is scheduled to be moored in port of Naples between June 28-July 16, next year to host delegations and athletes from across the globe taking part in the Universiade.
Changes will be made to the summer 2019 itinerary of Costa Victoria, which the company is communicating to travel agencies and passengers. The cruise packages due to depart from Bari June 22 & 29, July 6 & 13, 2019 were modified by offering equivalent cruise experiences in the Mediterranean aboard Costa ships.
On July 20, 2019 Costa Victoria will resume her scheduled program of 1-week Greek islands cruises from Bari.