Travel News – World’s Most Exotic Cruises: The Carnival of Venice Aboard the Costa Victoria

Costa Victoria - Carnival of Venice

Be the first to experience one of the world’s most exotic cruises, the carnival of venice, aboard the costa victoria

Travellers sailing on Costa Victoria from November 8, 2014 to January 6, 2015 can indulge and immerse themselves in Italian culture and experience the world famous Italian carnival at sea

Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group and Europe’s number one cruise company, is pleased to launch its first Carnival of Venice at Sea to Guests sailing on Costa Victoria (75,200-ton with a capacity of 2,394Guests)from Singapore between November 8, 2014 and January 6, 2015.Upon embarking on Costa Victoria, Guests will be taken on a remarkable adventure where they can explore the prestige and mystery behind the City of Water’s festive occasion and the fascinating European arts and humanities through a spectacular Carnival of Venice at Sea!

One of the world’s most magnificent carnivals in Italy, the Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice and originated after the victory for “Repubblica della Serenissima” (the ancient name of Venice) in a war against Ulrico, Patriarch of Aquileia, in 1162. To celebrate this victory, the Venetians gathered at St Mark’s Square to reunite with their friends and celebrated with dances. Today, tourists from around the world flock to Venice to participate in celebrations filled with musicians, acrobats, clowns,magicians, puppeteers, beautiful masks, elaborate costumes and parades.

A true reflection of Costa Cruises’ image of ‘Italy at Sea’, the flagship introduction of Italy’s historical Carnival of Venice theme on board Cost Victoria will provide Guests with a unique and exotic cruise holiday experience, adding a touch of mystic to travelling by sea.

Experiencing the Carnival of Venice at Sea on Costa Victoria

Upon boarding the Costa Victoria, Guests will be welcomed by festivities and celebrations in the spirit of Venice’s festivities. Accompanied by live music at the Atrium, Guests will embark on a magical cruise filled with the vibe and décor representative of a Carnival of Venice –  Venetian masks, people dressed in distinct Venetian costumes as well as traditional Italian gastronomic experiences will be found in every corner.

Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a variety of Carnival of Venice activities including a Carnival Parade to introduce the Carnival’s history and unique features. A traditional Venetian menu featuring Alfredo Venetian pasta with green pea and bacon chips as well as braised beef ragout with red onion and golden herb potato as pasta and main course. They will be embellished by a mixed seafood calamari salad appetizer, a Venetian bean soup and a warm apricot fruit tart with Amaretto cream.  . To entertain Guests, an Italian “Viva l’Italia” variety show with singers and dancers will be performed at the theatre, in addition to musicals “Rich and Famous” and “Cinemania” variety shows, “Michael Jackson Tribute” and a magic show.

To complete the magical Venetian cruise, a Carnival of Venice Theme Party will be hosted at the Atrium where performers will kick off the party with a catwalk. Guests are also invited to join in the party festivities by participating in the Round Dancing session.

Venetian themed entertainment on board Costa Victoria also includes entertainment for Guests with children. They have the option to immerse themselves in the culture of Italy through mask painting, costume making workshops or re-creating popular Venetian dishes such as Apricot Tart and Tiramisu at the various cooking classes held on board by master chefs. The Carnival of Venice experience will have Guests departing Costa Victoria with memories and tales to share for a lifetime.

The Carnival of Venice themed sailings are catered for tourists in Singapore and across Asia, offering them an innovative and unique cruise holidays with a unique cultural experiences. Through this exclusive carnival experience at sea, Costa Cruises Guests to explore the vibrancy of the world on an elite cruise of true Italian style and creating their exclusive memories at sea.

Costa Victoria sailings and promotions

Costa Victoriawill take passengers on 16 trips starting November 8, 2014 from Singapore. The cruise journeys vary from three to five nights travelling to popular destinations such as Phuket in Thailand as well as Malacca, Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia.

Cruise fares of these voyages start at SGD 259 per person. Guests register before September 1, 2014 will be able to enjoy early bird discounts, including free upgrades from Inside cabins to Oceanview cabins starting at SGD 338 per person; a 4-to-go special offer for booking Inside cabins on 3-night sailings starting SGD 259 per person; and a 50 per cent off offer for booking Balcony cabins on selected 3-night sailings starting at SGD 429 per person. Kids under 13 years old will also be able to enjoy a “kids cruise free” offer.

To celebrate for Christmas, Guests travelling on the 4-day sailings, in Inside cabins and Oceanview cabins, starting on December 24, 2014 will receive complimentary USD200 on board credits per room.

Bookings can be made through Costa Cruises Preferred Sales Agents in Singapore –  Citystate Cruises, Chan Brothers Travel, Commonwealth Travel, HongThai Travel Services, JP International Travel, SingExpress Travel and Stamford Discovery Cruise Center.

For more information, please visit their official website or contact Costa Cruises’ press office.

**Fares are per person based on twin accommodation and are subject to availability. Fares do not include port charges, service charges, visa expenses, excursion fee and other expenses. Promotion cabins are subject to availability and based on first come first serve basis. Promotion is subject to change at any time without notice.

**Kids cruise free offer when sharing the same cabin with 2 full paying adults at family cabin rate, not yet inclusive of port charges, service charge and insurance.

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