Costa Crociere is extending its Asia deployment with five cruises aboard the Costa Marina, departing from Singapore from late December through late February. In addition will be a 32-day repositioning cruise from Savona to Singapore and a 33-day voyage back. The Costa Marina will no longer be dedicated to the German market.

Instead, the Costa Classica will sail from Kiel during the summer, with primarily German passengers, while also improving on its "German packages" on all of its ships, according to a spokesperson, who also said that Trieste was a convenient embarkation port for German passengers and that other efforts included itineraries designed to appeal to the German market.

The Singapore sailings are in addition to the two cruises offered aboard the Costa Allegra between Hong Kong and Mumbai in April and May of this year nd her two repositioning cruises.