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Costa to operate turnarounds from three Japanese ports in 2016

Costa Asia celebrate sopening of new Tokyo office
Costa Victoria will sail a series of ten new, Japan-based 6-day itineraries dedicated to Japanese guests from the ports of Fukuoka, Maizuru (Kyoto Port) and Kanazawa in summer 2016.

Last week Costa Asia marked the opening of its new Tokyo office through a series of media and travel trade events in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka.

Buhdy Bok, Costa Group Asia president said, 'My team and I are excited to bring our unique ‘Italy at Sea’ vacation and introduce the new concept of causal family cruising to Japanese guests. With the opening of our new Japan office, we will achieve greater synergies with our travel trade partners and boost awareness of Costa Cruises in Japan.'

Yusuke Itokawa, Costa Group Asia Japan country manager added, 'The Costa Japan office will allow us to build greater synergies with our travel agents and other travel and tourism partners, and interact more intimately with the people of Japan through more focused marketing efforts designed specifically for them. We’ve had great success serving Japan, and our new office will allow us to build upon that success.'

Between July and September 2016, Costa Victoria will call to Fukuoka, Maizuru, Kanazawa, Matsue, and Busan in South Korea. Guests will be able to embark and disembark at Fukuoka, Maizuru or Kanazawa.

With no sea days and focusing on Japan's peak travel season, the itineraries are designed for a short family retreat.

Costa Cruises invested $18m refurbishing Costa Victoria in 2013.