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Port Everglades Welcomes Costa Cruises Back to Broward

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Costa Cruises returned to Port Everglades December 21 with a first call by the 2,260-passenger Costa Deliziosa. An Italian cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation, Costa Cruises began sailing from Port Everglades in the 1960s and is returning for a winter season of Caribbean cruises following a four-year hiatus.

"Thank you to everyone at Port Everglades for an incredible welcome, both to Costa Cruises and Costa Deliziosa," said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. "Costa Deliziosa is the newest Costa ship to homeport in the United States, and we are excited for North American guests to see firsthand what makes Costa Europe's most popular cruise line."

"Costa Deliziosa is a good fit for Port Everglades because it gives our cruise guests the option to cruise aboard a vessel that has a distinct Italian style," said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak, PPM®. "Costa Cruises has a long tradition in South Florida, and we are delighted to have Costa Deliziosa join our fleet this season."

Costa Deliziosa entered service in 2010 and features Italian décor such as various types of marble, granite, mother-of-pearl, and Murano glass. The 92,600-gross-ton ship has four restaurants, three pools, 11 bars, a spa and a 4-D cinema.

Costa Deliziosa at Port Everglades
Photo/Port Everglades



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