Four ships sailing short cruises means Asia is the number one regional market for Costa in 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Asia, the brunt of sailings being from China, will just surpass Costa’s Mediterranean capacity, which is down roughly 10 percent year-over-year as the Italian brand will shift a fourth ship to China.

Northern Europe remains the brand’s third largest market, followed by the Caribbean.

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