For the first time in the history of Costa Cruises, an entire ship has been reserved exclusively for celebration of an Indian wedding. From the April 6 to 9, 2017, Costa Fascinosa (114,500 gross tonnage and maximum guest capacity of 3,800) was sailing in the Mediterranean as venue for the wedding of son an Indian industrialist.
Four days of festivities was held in ‘Bollywood’ style and brought together over 1,000 guests. Costa Fascinosa sailed from Genoa on April 5 with the bridal couple and their families, it docked at Barcelona on April 6 and then arrived in Marseilles on April 7. The day after that, the cruise set a course towards Cannes and ended on April 9 at Savona.
The cruise programme included themed parties in many of the different venues on Costa Fascinosa, gala dinners, parties and showed by special guests. For cuisine there was over 75 chefs on board the Costa Fascinosa. Among the Bollywood stars who were on-board for the occasion were Sushmita Sen, Juhi Chawla, Malaika Arora Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Dia Mirza, Badshah, Vishal Shekhar & others. Actresses Gauhar Khan & Hussian anchored the entire event every evening.
“In our recent history, this is the first time a whole ship has been exclusively booked by a private individual for a family celebration. We are truly delighted and honoured that the a family has chosen Costa Cruises and this is further confirmation of the global appreciation of Italian style and quality. We have, in fact, been the first to introduce cruises in new markets such as China, the Emirates as well as in India, where recently we introduced a new itinerary allowing many countries to discover the best of Italy. We did our utmost to make this a truly unforgettable wedding” – commented, Neil Palomba, President, Costa Cruises.