Costa Classica made its maiden arrival at Hong Kong this morning and was greeted with the traditional dragon dance and hundreds of drummers along the Avenue of Stars. For their part, the ship provided guests with the first-ever floating operatic performance in Victoria Harbor.
The arrival was momentous for another reason, however. It marked the second phase of Carnival Corp's expansion in the Asian market through the Costa brand. Costa Classica is the second ship the line will have based permanently in Asia for locally-sourced customers.
The complete story appeared in the April 9 edition of Cruise News Daily.