Costa Cruises has won the Best Cruise Line award at the inaugural Asia Cruise Awards in Jeju, Korea.
Organised by the Asia Cruise Forum Jeju Organising Committee & the Asia Cruise Leaders Network, the General Manager of Costa Cruises Asia Pacific & China, Helen Huang, received the prestigious award on behalf of the cruise line.
This is the third year the forum has been held and is a meeting ground for major cruise lines in Asia to seek how they can expand cruising in the market.
But this year is the first time for the awards and acknowledges and celebrates the cruise lines, which are recognised by the members of the forum.
“As one of the cruising pioneers in Asia Pacific & China, Costa Asia strives to provide the best world-class cruise holidays with a unique ‘Italy at Sea’ experience for passengers across the region. It is our honor to be named as the first-ever Asia Best Cruise Line in the Asia Cruise Awards, which affirms our continuous effort in refining and customising our products and services for our Guests in Asia Pacific & China. In the past nine years, Costa Asia has created a multitude of industry firsts and has been widely recognised as the industry leader in the region. We will continue joining hands with our industry partners to provide the most seamless, fun and exceptionally comfortable cruising experience with our distinct Italian cruises, fulfilling Asia Pacific & Chinese travellers’ great love for the joie de vivre of travelling,” said Ms. Huang.
Cost Cruises is the first international cruise line to enter the Asia Pacific and Chinese region and has been extremely popular among Asians.
It provides cruise passengers with a stylish European setting and guests can immerse themselves in Italian food and culture onboard.
Costa recently announced it would increase its capacity in the region by sending a new cruise ship, Costa Fortuna to China in April next year.
This will increase the company’s capacity in China by 49 per cent.