Costa calls Indians
Costa Cruises launched short sail cruise around Middle East in the Indian market. highlights the USPS of the new product…
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cater to the growing interest among Indians to visit the Middle East and increase Indian arrivals, Costa Cruises will sail through Middle East on its cruise ships Costa Atlantica and Costa Classica. For this purpose, it has joined hands with Emirates and Dubai Tourism Board to offer Indian travellers various attractive packages. Especially for Indian guests, the cruising company has developed a tailor-made cruise with a short-term itinerary ideal for Indian travel customs. These cruises will begin departure from December and will travel from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to destinations like Muscat, Khorfakkan (Fujairah) and Khasab (Oman).
Dario Rustico, Sales and Marketing Central Europe, Africa, Middle East and India Director, Costa Cruises, says
“We are sure that together, we will offer our Indian guests an experience of world-class cruising like never before.
Onboard, we will make them feel at home and we will ensure they discover the best of Oman and the Emirates at the destinations we are cruising to.”
The packages for Costa Classica start at ` 54,864 for 6 days/5 nights and ` 59,226 for 8 days/7 nights, while, on Costa Atlantica, its starts at
` 67,596 for 8 days/7 nights. Prices are for fixed departures on twin sharing basis and include air tickets, meet and assist, transfers, pre and post stay in Dubai, UAE visa and the cruise. These cruise packages can be sold by any IATA authorised agent across India through Emirates Holidays. With selected enhancements catering specifically to the Indian tastes, the cruises will also have restaurants that offer selected dishes from Indian cuisine.
“Emirates, in conjunction with Emirates Holidays, is providing these innova-
We will offer our Indian guests an experience of world-class cruising
tive packages for Indian travellers seeking to discover another aspect of Dubai. We hope with this, passengers will also experience the
Emirates is providing packages for Indian travellers seeking to discover another aspect of Dubai
world- class service and quality that Emirates is known for,” says Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, Vice President India & Nepal, Emirates.
Sales and Marketing Central Europe, Africa, Middle East and India Director, Costa Cruises
Vice President India & Nepal, Emirates