A stone’s throw from the summer holidays, I have the pleasure of sharing with you our greatest joy of resume our cruises from Marseille on July 4 with the Costa Smeralda and to inaugurate the first trip of the Costa Firenze from Savona on the same day.
We are extremely happy to be able to welcome your customers once again from France and Marseille; and thus propose the best sea vacation experience for your clients!
The resumption of Costa cruises from France and in particular from Marseille, is also an opportunity for us to relaunch our ambitious sustainable projects which drive our teams on a daily basis: we are restarting in a new light, with progressiveness and the greatest responsibility, by keeping intact our commitment to environmental, economic and social matters.
A concrete example is the choice of the ship that we were keen to stopover in France every Sunday: the Costa Smeralda. This gas-powered (LNG) vessel respects the environment and protects air quality the destinations it visits: it is the most innovative ship to date in this direction. As you know, the increasing use of alternative fuels helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. The best illustration of this trend is that of liquefied natural gas (LNG), which can reduce emissions by up to 100%. Several projects under development will soon complete this approach.
At the same time, Costa Cruises is resuming its solidarity program of meal donations for Food Banks since the very first stopover on the Costa Smeralda on July 4. Since 2018, our company has donated nearly 50,000 meals to Food Banks, for the benefit of charities and more than half for Marseille, ie 5 tons of food. We remain fully mobilized to maintain this solidarity program which supports many families and also helps reduce food waste on board our ships.
While waiting to tell you about our next initiatives, it’s time for vacation and escape: We are more than ever at your side to support your clients’ projects in a new, even more beautiful, even more sustainable light.
I wish you a wonderful summer … It is deserved!
Managing Director France and Vice-President Costa Cruises
Watch the slideshow of photos from this event!
To know more :
Meeting on www.CostaExtra.fr
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