Costa Cruises has announced it has ordered a new cruise liner to join its fleet in 2009, weighing in at more than 92,000 tonnes.
The latest news from Costa Cruises will be music to the ears of fans of cruise holidays, with another sister ship set to join the new arrival a year after Costa Cruises puts its latest order into action.
Costa Cruises' new additions will expand the possibilities for holidaymakers considering cruise holidays from Europe, the company has said.
"We've demonstrated that the European market is seeking new itinerary alternatives - especially for the more experienced cruiser - and requires a balanced mix of ships," said Pier Luigi Foschi, Costa Cruises chairman and CEO.
"Many of Costa's new sailings sold out within days of the brochure launch. New ships will allow us to continue to diversify our cruise offerings for European vacationers."
The new ships will utilise some of the fabulous new features seen on recent Costa Cruise liners, including the largest wellness area ever built on a cruise ship the Samsara Spa and a two-deck pool area featuring a retractable glass roof fitted with a giant movie screen. © Adfero Ltd