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Costa teams with Trentitalia for rail transfers to/from five Italian ports

Costa teams with Trentitalia for rail transfers to/from five Italian ports
Costa Group ceo Michael Thamm and Trenitalia passenger division director Gianfranco Battisti, signed a strategic partnership agreement in Genoa today that aims to facilitate cruise passenger rail transfers to several Costa turnaround ports in Italy.

‘With this strategic agreement, Costa Cruises continues to set its sights on innovation and the development of cutting edge products and services, with a view to improving the experience, the comfort and the satisfaction of guests,’  said Thamm.

Battisti added, ‘Thanks to this initiative, Costa Cruises’ guests will be able to comfortably reach several Italian embarkation ports, with a network of 245 Frecce trains per day, in addition to the Frecciabianca connection Turin-Trieste, our main innovation of 2015.’

Under the Rail&Cruise initiative, starting July 1 and running through to the end of 2015, passengers and travel agents will be able to book a cruise with a special train fare on Trenitalia’s Frecce, included the new Frecciabianca connection Turin-Trieste. Costa’s guests will travel in reserved coaches and benefit from inclusive services, such as door-to-cabin luggage handling, a station/port/station transfer service, and on board plus luggage insurance.

Rail&Cruise will be available on Trenitalia’s Frecce train connections serving Naples, Civitavecchia, Bari, Venice and Trieste.