Costa Cruises presents "Play & Win with Costa Favolosa", the contest dedicated to the fleet’s new flagship, the Costa Favolosa), to be delivered on 2nd July 2011.

“Play & Win with Costa Favolosa" is an online contest, open to Internet users around the world, up to 20th June 2011. The prizes are two cruises for two persons on board the new flagship, the Costa Favolosa. To play, just go to, the website dedicated to the ship.

The contest is divided into two parts, and a cruise is up for grabs in each one. In the first part, called "What fairy tale are you?", users have to answer, by 20th June 2011, a fun five-question quiz about the Costa Favolosa. Based on the answers selected, the user will be matched to one of four profiles available (Wellness, Family, Couple, Young people). A drawing on 30th June 2011 among all the users who took the quiz will determine the winner of a cruise for two persons, in a “Private Balcony on the Sea” cabin, on the Costa Favolosa departing 6 November 2011 (eight days to Greece, Turkey and Croatia).

In addition to the cruise, the winner will also receive free onboard services related to the profile assigned by the quiz. For example, if the winner is matched to the “wellness” profile, the additional prize will be a treatment package in Samsara, the more than 6,000 m² wellness area on the Costa Favolosa, plus a dinner in the exclusive Samsara restaurant, the restaurant dedicated to wellness area guests.

To take part in the second part of the contest, called "Favolosa is", users must submit a photograph that represents their own “fabulous experience” along with a brief text by 20th June 2011. The pictures will be published in the gallery of the website.

All pictures in the gallery will be “logoed” with the word “Favolosa”, the distinctive graphic element of the new flagship’s launch. Users will also be able to share the pictures with friends on the main social networks (such as Facebook and Twitter).

All web users can vote for their favourite picture among all those published in the gallery. A drawing to determine the cruise winner will be held on 30th November 2011 from among the 200 pictures that received the most votes. The prize is a cruise for two in a “Seaview” cabin on the Costa Favolosa departing on 29th April 2012 (8 days to Greece, Turkey and Croatia).

Furthermore, leading up to the naming of the Costa Favolosa, Costa Cruises will welcome web fans  on social media, with two activities: an interactive game on Facebook, starting from 15 June; on 1st July, for the first time, on the occasion of the “Notte Rosa 2011” festival (Summer’s New Year’s Eve, when the Adriatic Riviera turns pink) in Emilia Romagna, Costa Favolosa will be also on the innovative location-based social networking website “FourSquare”, which allows users to share their favorite businesses and services and is based on software for mobile devices.