Costa Cruises increases presence in South America

Costa Cruises is extending its presence in South America. The cruise line has announced Costa Luminosa will spend the winter of 2020/2021 in the South American region.

From November 2020 to April 2021 the company flying the flag of Italy will have three ships sailing in South America: Costa Luminosa, Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica.

“The arrival of Costa Luminosa for the 2020/2021 season reflects Costa Cruises’ desire to strategically invest in the South American market, a market with a great potential for growth. For this reason we want to gradually increase our presence in the region,” stated Dario Rustico, General Manager for Central and South America at Costa Cruises.

Costa Luminosa, Costa Pacifica and Costa Fascinosa will offer various itineraries to discover Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, which will be on sale from November 2019.

In particular, Costa Fascinosa, which will leave for South America from Savona in mid-November 2020, will have its principal home port at Santos. The cruises will sail toward the North of Brazil, visiting destinations such as Buzios, Salvador, Ilheus, and Ilha Grande.

After the transatlantic crossing departing from Genoa on November 13, 2020, the Costa Pacifica cruises will mainly concentrate on Argentina, Uruguay, and the southern part of Brazil. Calls are scheduled at Buenos Aires (Argentina); Ilhabela, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, and Ilha Grande (Brazil); Montevideo (Uruguay).

Costa Luminosa will also leave from Santos, with seven-night cruises directed to Itajai (Brazil), Buenos Aires, and Montevideo. The positioning cruise in South America from Venice to Santos will sail on November 8, 2020.

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