Costa Cruises' ships return to Port Genoa with regular calls. The first to arrive at Andrea Doria dock was the 103,000 GT Costa Fortuna, accommodating 3,470 guests. Fortuna will depart from Genoa every Friday, through November 8, to offer 7-day Western Mediterranean itineraries.
Costa Cruises will visit Genoa 40 times this year, including 34 stopovers by its Costa Fortuna and others by a further 3 ships in the fleet, in the spring and fall, due to generating 170,000 passenger movements.
Costa Cruises already confirmed the Port Genoa for 2020. The Fortuna ship will be replaced by the 114,000 GT Costa Pacifica which will make her inaugural visit on March 23, 2020, and then return to the port of Genoa every Friday through November 13, 2020. There will still be forty stopovers, with an increase in the number of travelers expected, given the use of a larger ship.
This will be a real “homecoming” for Costa Pacifica and Costa Fortuna, given that the vessels were built by Sestri Ponente-Genoa and Fincantieri and launched in Genoa. The first cruise of Costa Fortuna from Genoa is a 3-day mini-cruise to Barcelona and Marseille, returning to Genoa port on March 29.
From then through November 8, the vessel will return to the port every Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for a couple of different itineraries. In the spring and fall, the ship will also visit Barcelona, Marseille, Valencia, La Spezia, and Civitavecchia/Rome. In the summer, the itinerary program includes Marseilles, Palma de Mallorca, Tarragona, Olbia, a day and a night in Ibiza.