Over 40 years of partnership between Costa Crociere and PORT OF KIEL
This Sunday, (02/09), Kiel says goodbye to the Costa Pacifica cruise vessel for this year’s season. To mark the over 40 years of partnership between the shipping company, the city and the port, Hans-Werner Tovar, City President, Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director PORT OF KIEL, Captain Paolo Viscafè and Dr Jörg Rudolph, General Manager Costa Germany, unveiled a bronze plate on Kiel’s Walk of Cruise Ships at the Ostseekai Terminal.
After the inaugural call of Frederico C, seven more Costa ships have been guests in the port of Kiel: Columbus C, Costa Marina, Costa Victoria, Costa Classica, Costa Magica, Costa Pacifica and Costa Favolosa. To date, more than 700,000 Costa guests started or finished their cruise on the Fjord. Since 2011, Kiel has been the homeport for the Costa Pacifica (290 m, 114,500 GT) during the summer season.
About Costa Crociere:
Costa Crociere is an Italian cruise shipping company headquartered in Genoa. It is part of the Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure and travel group. 15 ships flying the flag of Italy belong the Costa fleet today, going to 260 destinations on 140 different itineraries. 19,000 employees work with great commitment every day to provide “Italy’s Finest” to their guests, a unique mixture of Italian lifestyle, hospitality and cuisine. The company celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018. The „Costa Smeralda“ will be taken into operation in October 2019 as the first out of two new cruise vessels being particularly eco-friendly. They can fully be powered by liquid natural gas (LNG).