Costa Cruises: The Largest Cruise Ship To Sail In Domestic Waters

Have you been dreaming of sailing the seas on a luxurious cruise ship, while exploring the breathtaking destinations in India? Well, get ready to turn that dream into reality as Costa Cruises launches its incredible cruise plans, promising to take you on a remarkable journey through some of coastal India’s most beautiful locations.

The exciting new sailings from Costa Cruises begin from November 4, 2023, to January 1, 2024. The largest cruise ship to set sail in Indian waters, Costa Serena will currently offer 23 cruises lasting 2-5 days, taking you to Mumbai, Cochin, Goa, and for the first time ever, the captivating tropical archipelago of Lakshadweep with white beaches and coral reefs. This is your chance to plan a dream vacation with strategically designed itineraries that coincide with Indian celebrations like Diwali.

Unveiling the Jewel of the Seas

Costa Serena, a Concordia-class ship that exudes Italian flair, will become the largest cruise ship to operate India-only itineraries. With its impressive size, 14 decks, and a capacity of up to 3,780 guests, Costa Serena promises to provide an unparalleled experience. The ship features 1,500 comfortable and cosy cabins, including some with balconies that offer stunning views of the ocean. It boasts a range of amenities, including spas, 5 remarkable restaurants, 10 lounges and bars, and 5 swimming pools and hot tubs. With its luxurious offerings, fun activities and entertainment options, delectable cuisines and so much more, Costa Serena aims to create a memorable cruise experience for every guest.

Exciting Itineraries to Explore

Prepare to be captivated by the diverse itineraries offered by Costa Serena. From the vibrant cityscapes of Mumbai to the picturesque beaches of Goa, and the pristine coral reefs of Lakshadweep, each destination promises a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re seeking cultural immersion, thrilling adventures, or simply a relaxing getaway, Costa Serena has the perfect itinerary for you with 3 specific durations of travel packages; 2, 3, and 5 days.

 1. Mumbai-Goa (2 Nights)

Departure Dates: 1st December, 17th December, 22nd December 2023
Cruise takes you from Mumbai to Goa and back.
Enjoy the vibrant culture and stunning beaches of Goa.
Book Now: 2 Nights Mumbai return Mumbai (via Goa)

2. Mumbai –High Seas-Mumbai (2 Nights)

Departure Dates: 24th November, 8th December, 15th December 2023
Experience the thrill of cruising along the picturesque Mumbai coastline.
Also Book: 2 Nights Mumbai High Sea Mumbai

3. Cochin-At Sea-Goa-Mumbai (3 Nights)

Departure Dates: 21st November, 12th December 2023.
Explore the vibrant city of Cochin, known for its historical landmarks and scenic beauty.
Cruise includes a visit to Goa, famous for its architecture, beaches, and spice plantations.
Book Now: 3 Nights Cochin to Mumbai (via Goa)

4. Mumbai-At Sea-Cochin  (2 Nights)

Departure Dates: 19th November, 26th November, 10th December, 24th December 2023
Start your journey from Mumbai and sail to Cochin.
Experience the best of both cities while enjoying the luxurious amenities on board.
Book Now: 2 Nights Mumbai High Sea Cochin

5. Mumbai-At Sea-Goa-Mumbai (3 Nights)

Departure Dates: 4th November, 7th November, 3rd December, 19th December 2023
Discover the mesmerising beaches and vibrant nightlife of Goa.
Cruise also includes a day of cruising along the beautiful coastline.
Checkout Now: 3 Nights Mumbai-High Sea-Goa-Mumbai

6. Goa-Mumbai-Goa (3 Nights)

Departure Dates: 10th November, 13th November, 16th November, 29th December 2023
Enjoy a round trip from Goa to Mumbai, immersing yourself in the lively Goan culture.
Unwind on board while taking in the breathtaking views of the sea.

7. Cochin- Agatti Island (Lakshadweep)- At sea- Mumbai (3 Nights)

Departure Dates: 28th November, 26th December 2023
Cruise to the stunning Lakshadweep islands, known for their coral reefs and natural beauty.
Experience the magic of this tropical paradise during your stay.

8. Mumbai-At Sea-Cochin-Agatti Island (Lakshadweep)-At Sea-Mumbai (5 Nights)

Departure Dates: 26th November, 24th December 2023
Enjoy an extended journey starting from Cochin, exploring the breathtaking Lakshadweep islands, and concluding in Mumbai.
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity and beauty of the Indian Ocean.

9. Mumbai-At Sea-Cochin-At Sea-Goa-Mumbai (5 Nights)

Departure Dates: 19th November, 10th December 2023
Cruise from Goa to Cochin and then back to Mumbai, experiencing the best of these coastal cities.
Indulge in the cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine.
Book Now: 5 Nights Mumbai return Mumbai (via Cochin & Goa)

A Blend of Italian Flair and Indian Hospitality

Costa Cruises understands the importance of tailoring the onboard experience to the tastes and preferences of Indian guests. While Costa Serena showcases Italian elegance and style, the food and entertainment options will be customised to cater to the Indian palate. The cruise line is collaborating with Lotus Aero Enterprises, Costa’s general sales agent in India, to ensure that guests feel right at home. The cruise also goes the extra mile to provide a local touch and cater to the preferences of Indian guests. One aspect where this is prominently showcased is in the gastronomy and entertainment offerings on board, incorporating Indian flavours and tastes into the dining experience. The ship’s crew, which includes many talented individuals from India, provides warm hospitality and a deep understanding of Indian customs and traditions. From the moment you step on board, you will be greeted with genuine warmth and a sense of familiarity, making you feel right at home throughout your cruise.

Checkout Now: Costa Cruise Packages

Celebrate Special Events on Costa Serena

While you can plan your perfect holiday on a cruise aboard the Costa Serena, the ship’s exceptional amenities and facilities also gets transformed into the perfect venue for hosting extraordinary events, from conferences, parties to your very own wedding. Picture yourself exchanging vows against the backdrop of the glistening sea or commemorating a milestone in the lap of luxury. With Costa Serena, the possibilities are limitless, allowing you to create cherished memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Book Now: Costa Cruise India Tour Packages

The Costa Cruise Legacy

Costa Cruises, an Italian company and part of the Carnival Corporation, is renowned for its Italian style, hospitality, and a history spanning 75 years. With a global presence and a wide range of itineraries across various continents, Costa Cruises has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional experiences. Now, the company brings its expertise to Indian waters, deploying the magnificent Costa Serena to offer domestic itineraries that cater specifically to the Indian market. Having already embarked on thrilling itineraries in Thailand, South Korea, and Taiwan, is now set to expand its deployment in Asia, continuing its extraordinary journey.This historic move signifies Costa Cruises’ commitment to providing Indian guests with an unparalleled holiday experience.

The launch of Costa Serena in Indian waters heralds a new era of luxury cruising in the country. With its opulent amenities and captivating itineraries to its fusion of Italian elegance and Indian hospitality, get ready to set sail with Costa Serena and discover a whole new way to enjoy the sea. Bon voyage!

Rekha Jain

I have been travelling across India for a long time and I am using this blog to share my experiences with you so that you can see the tremendous beauty which India has to offer.
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