The Costa Firenze arrived in Brazil for its inaugural season within the nation earlier this month. To mark the debut of the 2021-built ship, the native workplace of Costa Cruises organized a particular ceremony onboard.
“It is a gigantic satisfaction to have the ability to present the Brazilian market with a brand new ship,” stated Dario Rustico, the corporate’s government vice chairman for South and Central America.
“The Costa Firenze is a ship that caters to completely different public profiles, and we’re completely happy to know that the Brazilians have an interest within the product, making bookings,” he added.
In line with Rustico, the 4,232-guest vessel will obtain over 100,000 Brazilians visitors by way of mid-April, when it’s set to return to Europe.
Providing common cruises between Brazil’s Southeast and Northwest areas, the Firenze is about to go to Ilhéus, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro on a weekly foundation.
Together with the Costa Favolosa and the Costa Fortuna, the ship is a part of Costa’s largest season in South America prior to now ten years.
“Costa is able to proceed cooperating to additional develop the tourism within the area, shifting the economic system and producing jobs,” Rustico stated, highlighting the corporate’s manifesto for a “sustainable development, with the locations being seen as communities.”
Along with Costa executives and journey brokers, the occasion was additionally attended by native authorities and members of the Italian group in Brazil.
Additionally current on the ceremony, Ezio Di Nunzio, the Captain of the Costa Firenze, highlighted the connection between Brazil and Italy.
“The Costa Firenze arrived at Santos in the present day as many Italians immigrant did prior to now. They got here right here in quest of their desires, serving to to construct this monumental nation and making Brazil one of many largest Italian colonies on the earth,” he stated.
The grasp additionally famous that the Fincantieri-built vessel represents “what’s greatest within the tradition, artwork, structure and expertise of Italy.”
“We arrive to be a part of the historical past of those two buddy nations,” Di Nunzio accomplished.