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‘Costa Atlantica’ cruise ship arriving in Subic this Saturday
Feb 08, 2018

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The cruise ships are coming to Subic Bay!

On Saturday, the Italian-flagged cruise ship Costa Atlantica will be arriving here at 7:00 in the morning and will dock at the Alava Pier, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced yesterday.

“Subic’s time to become the next cruise ship playground of Asia has already begun, not in June as we initially announced, but this Saturday,” said SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma, as she briefed members of the recently-formed technical working group for SubiCruise campaign.

The SBMA CEO announced that the 85,619-ton ship with a capacity of 2,114 passengers will be arriving from a port call in Manila.

“We are already very excited,” Eisma said. “I hope that this will spark our dream of making Subic a part of the inter-island itinerary of international cruise ships.”

The arrival of Costa Atlantica is expected to be a litmus test for Subic, which is raring to draw foreign tourists to the various attractions on its shores.

Eisma had earlier announced the arrival in Subic of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship MS Ovation of the Seas in June, to be followed by the Voyager of the Seas in August.

Eisma said the Subic Bay Freeport promises to offer the best tourism facilities and services for tourists from the arriving ships, with memorable and tailored-tourism experiences to meet the expectation of visitors.

The visiting Costa Atlantica is an 85,619-ton, 292.56-meter Spirit-class cruise ship owned and operated by Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises), an Italian cruise line based in Genoa, Italy and owned by Carnival Corporation & Plc.

The Costa Cruises brand currently operates 15 cruise ships that provide cruise holidays in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.

Costa Atlantica is renowned for having all of its decks named after the movies of Italian movie director Federico Fellini. Each deck is said to be elegantly adorned with Italian-inspired decors of arts and furniture that brings its passengers to the admiration of wonderful arts, lights and scenery day and

The ship is described to be full of large, open spaces offering all kinds of entertainment, from the Caruso Theatre to the Disco Dante, to the fashionable shops in Via della Spiga.

The Costa Atlantica will be the first cruise ship to visit the Subic Bay Freeport this year

The Costa Atlantica will be the first cruise ship to visit the Subic Bay Freeport this year

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