Atlantica departed Shanghai on March 1 on what Costa Cruises describes as the
first world cruise by a ship specially for the Chinese market.
will span 86 days and 28 destinations in 18 countries.
CEO Michael Thamm was among the group of dignitaries on hand to see the ship
Chinese preference for short itineraries, the launch of a world cruise is a particular
milestone. The Atlantica will visit a number of destinations in the Mediterranean
and the United States, including a three-day call in New York and a two-day
stopover in Los Angeles.