Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Is Costa Taking Italian Connection Too Far?

OK, it's fairly evident Costa Cruises are keen to maintain their Italian 'heritage,' despite being owned by the giant Carnival Corporation. But is there any real need to take the names of their next two ships ever more firmly into Italian territory?

To my mind (and eye), the names of Costa Favolosa (2011) and Costa Fascinosa (2012) are just plain awkward and clunky - unless they are intended purely for the Italian market.

Following hard on the heels of Luminosa (May this year) and Deliziosa (January 2010), it is definiutely a trend of Romanesque proportions, and I'm not so sure it is a trend which will sit comfortably with their English-speaking clientele.

Or am I just being Italian-ist?