The ceremony for the “Champion of the Seas” has succeeded in surpassing the success of previous editions. Over 1,600 travel partners filled the Stardust theater on board the “Costa Pacifica” and enjoyed the special gala evening, now in its twenty fourth (24th) anniversary.
The ceremony brought together, as previously travel agents, various partners from Europe and South America, press and business partners from around the world.
The cruise departed from the port of Savona on April 2nd on a 3 night cruise visiting Marseille & Barcelona. The programme included meetings between top management personnel from Costa, the presentation of the new Costa’s brochure for 2018/19 season, the new menu by the Michelin Star chef Bruno Barbieri for the next season and the grand award ceremony conducted by the famous actress Natasha Stefanenko with the assistance of Neil Palomba, Costa’s General Manager, Norbert Stiekema, Costa Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Massimo Brancaleoni – Senior Vice President World Wide Sales, together with the participation of all the directors and sales team from Costa Cruises
The best agents that stood out in their performance during 2016 were rewarded with the “Protagonisti del Mare” trophy. Amongst the winners Orange Travel Group has once again been awarded the “Delphino Award” for their outstanding relationship with Costa and the “Top Partner Award” a recognition given to the top-selling agent that covers the region of the Balkans, Scandinavia, Russia & the Middle East.
Appearing in the photo: From (L) to (R): Alessandro Bottaro – Costa Head Sales & Marketing for New Markets, Middle East, Africa & India, Andrea Tavella –Costa Sales Marketing and Corporate Trade Business Director & Claire Camenzuli – Orange Executive Commercial Manager