The cruise liner Costa Atlantica arrives today at 11am at the Port of Suva with over 2000 Chinese tourists. A release from Tourism Fiji yesterday said: “Fiji will be
14 Dec 2016 11:00
Costa Atlantica arrives in Suva today. Photo: Costa Asia


The cruise liner Costa Atlantica arrives today at 11am at the Port of Suva with over 2000 Chinese tourists.

A release from Tourism Fiji yesterday said: “Fiji will be welcoming over 2000 Chinese passengers tomorrow (today) when the cruise liner berths into Suva and Tourism Fiji through the partnership of the Chinese Embassy, the Ministry of Tourism Fiji and ATS Pacific, the Fiji Police Marching band will be doing a cultural performance to welcome our guests to our shores.”

Costa Asia, a brand under the world‘s largest travel company Carnival Corporation &Plc, launched China’s first 46-day cruise to the South Pacific Islands onboard Costa Atlantica from Tianjin.

This cruise is a co-operation with Caissa Touristic, one of the largest travel agencies in China.

Since Costa Asia entered China 10 years ago, it has focused on innovation to bring Chinese guests the most desirable and high-quality cruises.  In line with China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, this year’s 46-day cruise promotes the co-operation between countries along the road in travel, business, culture, education and transportation.

Cruise News said that in 2015, Costa Asia launched China’s first Around-The-World Cruise, taking Chinese guests on a voyage to the 28 most fascinating destinations around the world. Now, this 46-day Cruise to the South Pacific Islands opens another chapter in China’s globe-spanning cruises.

Buhdy Bok, president of Costa Group Asia said after the success of last year’s World Cruise, this new itinerary, as the first of its kind in China, marked a special milestone for Costa Asia and China’s cruise industry.

“I hope all of our passengers will experience an exciting and simply wonderful cruise on Costa Atlantica,” he said.

“This cruise was two years in the making, the first itinerary covering the islands in the South Pacific, and the first China originating cruise crossing the equator and the International Date Line. We hope this cruise will boost the development of China’s cruise industry and enhance the cooperation between China and the South Pacific countries in the field of tourism exchange,” stated Chen Xiaobing, founder of Caissa China and president of Caissa Touristic.

Costa’s South Pacific cruise will visit a total of 12 destinations in nine countries, including Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, Viti Levu in Fiji, Papeete and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Pago Pago in American Samoa and Rabaul in Papua New Guinea.

Pacific Agencies port agent, Nicholas Chandra says the Costa Atlantica’s last port was Port Vila and will leave Fiji today for Nukualofa, Tonga.

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