In total the Costa ship will undertake 15 Baltic sailings focusing on long stopovers in four cities.
The ship's arrival in Stockholm was celebrated with a ceremony whose participants included Elena Basile, Italian ambassador to Sweden, Stefan Hansson, chairman of the board of Ports of Stockholm, Thomas Andersson, ceo Stockholm Visitors Board, Henrik Ahlqvist, manager cruise & ferry & deputy harbour master and Andrea Tavella, sales & marketing director North Europe of Costa Cruises.
Costa Luminosa’s new itinerary features a two-day stopover in Stockholm. ‘In the summer we expect to bring about 30,000 visitors to Stockholm. While most of these guests will be Italian, Spanish and French, we also expect a good number of Scandinavian customers,’ said Tavella.
Other city calls are Helsinki, followed by two days and one night in St. Petersburg, a day call to Tallinn and return with one day and one night again in Stockholm.
In Stockholm, guests can choose from among a wide choice of excursions: a boat trip to the 14 islands comprising the city; or a bicycle trip in the royal gardens of Djurgården; a visit to the Royal Palace and the old city; a panoramic tour from the 130-metre-tall Sky View; a visit to the Vasa Museum, with the world's only fully preserved seventeenth-century ship; an evening at the Ice Bar; or shopping.