Costa Cruises has come up with a real novelty called ViceVersa, a unique experience for all its CostaClub members, meaning the company’s most loyal Guests. On four company cruises, CostaClub members will be able to take the place of the crew and experience all the thrill of being a part of the onboard staff and serving Guests. At the same time, the crew replaced by CostaClub members will become the ships Guests.
To fully participate in their new role, CostaClub members will be supervised and trained by the ships Cruise Director. In this way they will discover all the behind the scene secrets of their new job. They will literally step into the crews shoes, wearing real uniforms with the only difference being a special logo. Once prepared, they will work for one day as crew members in different positions: Guest service, tour escorts, cruise staff, musicians, singers, waiters and cooks.
The ViceVersa experience, presented for the first time in November 2010 on board the CostaClub cruise of the Costa Deliziosa, will be proposed again on four Costa cruises that recorded a large attendance by CostaClub members, with special activities reserved for them. On the first cruise, a 21-day voyage, the Costa Luminosa departed on 10 January 2011 from Dubai to discover all about India and the Maldives.
The second cruise is the inaugural cruises of the Costa Favolosa, the fleets new flagship, currently being fitted out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera. This cruise will depart from Venice on 7 July 2011 and over the next 10 days will make calls to Greece, Israel, Turkey and Croatia.
On the third cruise, the Costa Deliziosa will depart from Amsterdam on 30 July 2011 on route to Greenland, Iceland, the Norwegian fjords and the Farore Islands.
The last cruise is a round-the-world voyage with the Costa Deliziosa. On this historical 100-day cruise, departing from Savona on 28 December 2011, the ship will circumnavigate the globe, sailing westward following the route of the great navigators: from Savona to Los Angeles through the Caribbean and the Panama Canal; from Los Angeles to Singapore with calls in Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia; and then from Singapore to Savona with visits to Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, the Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, the Red Sea and Egypt - a truly unique and unforgettable vacation.