Costa Cruises said it will become the
first major cruise line to operate Indian Ocean cruises departing
from Mauritius with sailings beginning in December.
The Costa Marina
will run six regularly scheduled cruises from Mauritius, an island
nation east of Madagascar in the southwest Indian Ocean, between
Dec. 22 and March 1.
opening of new routes in Asia and Dubai last year, next winter we
will also offer cruises from Mauritius, itineraries which are
already proving to be popular judging from the advance bookings,"
said Pier Luigi Foschi, Costa CEO, in a statement.
Foschi made the
announcement while in Mauritius, along with Xavier Luc Duval, the
island's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism, Transport
1,000-passenger Costa Marina will operate 14-day cruises departing
Saturdays offering two-day calls in Mauritius and Mahe, the
Seychelles; and one-day calls at Mombasa, Kenya; Mayotte and Nosy
Be, Madagascar; Toamasina, Madagascar; and Reunion
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