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Costa Will Have a Third Ship in South America in Winter 2020/2021

Costa Will Have a Third Ship in South America in Winter 2020/2021

Costa Cruises will deploy the Costa Luminosa to South America in the winter of 2020/2021. From November 2020 to April 2021 the company will have three ships operating in the region: Costa Luminosa will support Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica, whose positioning in South America had already been announced.

“The arrival of Costa Luminosa for the 2020/2021 season reflects Costa Cruises’ desire to strategically invest in the South American market, a market with a great potential for growth. For this reason we want to gradually increase our presence in the region,” stated Dario Rustico, General Manager for Central and South America at Costa Cruises.

Costa Luminosa, Costa Fascinosa, and Costa Pacifica will offer various itineraries to discover Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay; these will be on sale from November 2019.

Costa Fascinosa,  will leave for South America from Savona in mid-November 2020 and will have its principal home port at Santos. The cruises will sail toward the North of Brazil, visiting destinations such as Buzios, Salvador, Ilheus, and Ilha Grande.

After the transatlantic crossing departing from Genoa in November, the Costa Pacifica cruises will mainly concentrate on Argentina, Uruguay, and the southern part of Brazil. Calls are scheduled at Buenos Aires (Argentina); Ilhabela, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, and Ilha Grande (Brazil); Montevideo (Uruguay).

Costa Luminosa will also leave from Santos, with seven-night cruises directed to Itajai (Brazil), Buenos Aires, and Montevideo. The positioning cruise in South America from Venice to Santos will sail on November 8, 2020.

About The Author

Lillian Africano

Lillian Africano, Managing Editor. Lillian Africano is the cruise editor at Jax Fax, editor-in-chief of and the author of 17 books, including an award-winning business guide to the Middle East, travel guides to New York and New Jersey and several best-selling novels (using a pseudonym). Her articles have appeared in many print and online publications, including AOL and She is past president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), past president of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and a member of the Authors Guild and the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA).

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