COSTA VENEZIA AT ISTANBUL GALATAPORT
Costa Cruises, which will stop by Istanbul as part of its 2022 tour program, arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday (April 27) to make its first voyage with one of the newest members of the fleet, Costa Venezia. After staying at Galataport for five days, the ma
Costa Venezia ship of Costa Cruises, which weighs 135 thousand tons and has a length of 323 meters with a capacity of 5,260 people, arrived in Istanbul at 16:00 on April 27. Costa Venezia, the biggest ship that ever docked in our ports, docked at the Galataport Port for its first cruise from Istanbul to the Aegean. The ship spent five days in the historic peninsula view at the Port of Galataport, sailed from Istanbul to perform its voyage program on 2 May at 5 p.m., after international and domestic guests boarded the ship on Sunday. The cruise ship, which will be sailing the ports of Turkey and Greece every Sunday within 4 different programs of 8 and 15 days, after departing from Istanbul GalataPort as of May 1, will turn its route to the Eastern Mediterranean with its 12-day program beginning with November until April 2023. Costa Venezia will become the first cruise ship to use Istanbul as its main port, with cruises scheduled to run sporadically several years later until April 2023. Galataport will remain ready to accommodate 5,000 travelers of it from all over the world every Sunday starting May.
A SPECIAL GALA PROGRAM FOR THE PRESS
An event was held for the media in Costa Venezia, starting at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2022 and continuing until noon the following day. The event began with lunch and continued with journalists settling in their cabins. Costa Cruises officials then held a meeting where they discussed Costa's plans for Turkey and Istanbul. Announcing that Istanbul would be used as a main port, the team also outlined plans for 2023. After the meeting, Costa Turkey Country Marketing Manager Ercan Abitoğlu showed reporters around the ship and briefed reporters on the ship. Following the cocktail, dinner was served and a special Show was presented for the press. The night ended with a poolside party.
Costa Cruises' new ship Costa Venezia which was designed with inspiration from Venice promises to bring Italian culture and lifestyle to its passengers in every corner. It is possible to feel the sophisticated spirit of Marco Polo and Casanova and explore the ship like wandering around the streets of Venice. The ship's theater is inspired by the Venetian theater “La Fenice”, so as we stroll through St. Mark's Square, it is possible, every step, to see the actual gondolas made by Venetian craftsmen and to taste the flavors of Italian cuisine. Expecting to offer its guests an unforgettable experience with its 13 restaurants and 7 bars, the ship also has separate entertainment opportunities for guests of all ages. Costa Venezia is like a floating entertainment city with an Aqua Park with 4 pools and jacuzzis as well as 3 water slides, an adventure park where entertainment peaks across the Tibetan bridges, exhibitions & shows hosted by world-famous dance and music groups, parties with different concepts and a casino.