A team from TheSmartLocal has boarded one of Costa Atlantica’s very first cruises from Singapore. We are now back with photographs and videos in a feature detailing our first hand experience on this massive cruise ship!

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“On 3 May, 2013, Costa Atlantica (85,700 ton; 2,680 total guest capacity) has arrived Asia and operate alongside Costa Victoria (75,200 ton; 2,394 total guests). Costa Cruises has more than doubled its capacity in Asia with the first call in Singapore. 

On the occasion of its maiden call at Singapore, Costa Atlantica hosted a reception and dinner onboard for the official opening of Carnival Corporation & plc regional office in Singapore. The Singapore office houses the new Carnival Asia unit which was created to oversee the expansion of the Corporation in Asia.

On 3 May, the event on the Costa Atlantica was attended by over 300 guests including Singapore government officials, local dignitaries and VIPS as well as Senior representatives from travel industry. From May to June 2013, Costa Atlantica will be offering 3- and 4-night cruises to Thailand and Malaysia from Singapore; in June she will homeport in Keelung (Taiwan) for 2 special 5-night cruises to Japan and South Korea; from July till the end of the year, she will depart from Shanghai to offer 4- and 5-night cruises to some of the most beautiful destinations in Japan and South Korea, such as Fukuoka, Cheju, Kagoshima, Kobe, Pusan and Incheon.”

In the mean time you can check out their official site here.