Costa Croicere has announced the Costa Fascinosa will join the Costa Pacifica in South America for the upcoming 2015/2016.

The Costa Fascinosa increases the company’s capacity in the region, as it takes over from the previously announced Costa Mediterranea, which is a slightly smaller vessel. The Costa Fascinosa had been set to stay in the Mediterranean for the winter, but will now make up the line's two ship program in South America.

The Costa Fascinosa replaces the Costa Mediterranea in itinerary offering for the Plata region, out of Rio de Janeiro.  

"With the operation of Costa Fascinosa, we are increasing our capacity by 41 percent out of Rio,” said Rene Hermann, General Director of Costa Cruises to South America.

"We will have two ships that are both over 100,000 tons dedicated to South America,” emphasized Marcia Galvão, sales and marketing manager of Costa Cruises in Brazil.