The contract was signed today in Naples between Costa Cruises and the Commissioner for the Naples Universiade 2019, Gianluca Basile, to hire the ship Costa Victoria, which will be part of the athletes’ village for the sporting event planned to take place in the capital of Campania next summer.
Costa Victoria will be moored in the port of Naples from June 28 to July 16, 2019 to host athletes and delegations from across the world taking part in the Universiade.
“For Costa Cruises it is a great honor to be present at the Naples Universiade 2019. As an Italian company, we are very happy to be contributing to this wonderful event, which is not only a great sporting occasion, but also a fabulous opportunity to promote Naples and the whole of Italy to the world. On the Costa Victoria, we’ll offer athletes the best of Italian hospitality, which has distinguished Costa for 70 years and which we always reserve for our international guests who holiday with us.” – says Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises.
As a result of the ship’s commitment to the Universiade, changes will be made to Costa Victoria summer 2019 itinerary, which the company is communicating to guests and travel agencies. The cruise packages scheduled to depart from Bari on June 22 and 29, July 6 and 13, 2019 have been modified by offering an equivalent cruise experiences in the Mediterranean onboard Costa ships. On July 20 Costa Victoria will resume the scheduled programme of 1-week cruises through the Greek islands from Bari.
Costa Victoria is a 75,000 GT ship, capable of accommodating up to 2,394 guests in 964 cabins. On board there are 3 swimming pools, one of which is covered, plus restaurants, bars, wellness area, gym, jogging track, shopping area, theater, conference rooms, solarium. Like all the ships in the Costa fleet, Costa Victoria’s flying the Italian flag and brings authentic Italian-style hospitality and holidays to all the world’s oceans, with a focus on excellent food and wine, unique shopping experiences and a wide range of famous Italian brands.