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16 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:39 GMT+1

April 9, 2018

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By today the service cruises in the port of it is managed by Costa Crociere

In the 2019 company it previews to carry in from Liguria port 255,000 passengers

The crocieristica company Costa Crociere has announced to have today assumed, in concomitanza with the port of call of own ship Costa Victoria, the management of the areas and the services cruises of the port of, activity that the company has adjudicated last month in the within of the contest indetta from the Harbour Authority of System of the Ligurian Sea Oriental for the concession of these services and of the relative areas for a duration of six extended months until ten. The crocieristica company has specified that, as expected from the clause of safeguard of the contest, Coast is supplying also to the assumption of the staff previously employed in the management of the service and is using local operators and suppliers for own necessities.

This year they will be the twenty ports of call carried out to from the ships Coast, for a forecast of about 60.000 enlivened passengers. Besides Costa Victoria who will arrive all the mondays until on 21 May, from on 16 September on 21 November it will be the time of Costa Magica with ports of call all Sundays. An ulterior increment to the crocieristico traffic of La Spezia will arrive by AIDA Cruises, German company of the group Coast, that it will carry out five ports of call for about 11.000 enlivened passengers.

In 2019 an ulterior increase is previewed. Coast will assure to La Spezia a total of 49 ports of call, pairs to a forecast of 255.000 enlivened passengers. The company has specified that the ports of call Coast will be 21, but the enlivened passengers will go up to 80.000 thanks to the employment of ships of greater dimensions. The next AIDA Cruises year will carry instead 28 ports of call to La Spezia with a forecast of about 175.000 passengers enlivened thanks to the presence weekly magazine of the new AIDAnova flagship.

"In the year in which we celebrate our seventieth anniversary - it has emphasized the general manager of Costa Crociere, Neil Palomba - we are indeed pleased of being able to ulteriorly strengthen our presence in Liguria, our house. La Spezia is a port to which we look with great interest for the future, also in reference to the new terminal cruises that will be realized. With regard to this, our auspice is that there is a project shared also with Costa Crociere, from the moment that we have in forecast a substantial increment of the ports of call. In 2019 - it has specified Palomba - we will very carry in fact to La Spezia two new flagships: Costa Smeralda and AIDAnova of our German brand AIDA Cruises".

"We begin this new crocieristica season - Carla Roncallo has commented, president of the Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea Orientale - with a management of the service by Costa Crociere, than recently it has won the contest bridge that we have announced publicly for season 2018, waiting for being able to start in the next weeks the contest of project financing that it will allow us to stabilize the service and it will in the next few years help to ulteriorly develop this important field us of our port. The Costa Crociere company does not need presentations. Sure it will know to at best carry out the assignment that has been adjudicated. Now I waited for me the collaboration of those which indeed they hold to this activity. We want indeed to work with the territorial representations and all the players of this section, in order to ulteriorly increase the benefits that the crocieristica activity already has carried and is still carrying to this city".

In occasion of the beginning of the management of the crocieristici services to La Spezia by Costa Crociere, the mayor of from Liguria city, Pierluigi Peracchini, has evidenced that "the crocieristico system has been revealed, and continues to reveal himself, a strategic field for the development of our City. I compliment Costa Crociere - he has added - that is constructing a relationship of continuity in the hope that La Spezia can become a port of call of attractive reference also for other companies. In so far as, we will continue to work being become a peculiar tourist destination and not only gate for other territories. Our cultural and artistic patrimony, in fact, known in the world as the Gulf of the Poets, can be considered in all respects as a device driver for the promotion of our territory and is therefore fundamental, in this phase of particular fortune, program and to structure a system coherent and integrated of the offer that answers to the waits of the visitors, looking for to exalt the oneness of a place in which history, art and tradition, sea and earth, they melt in harmony".

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