Starboard organizes stylish Italian boutiques for Costa Firenze
The result is an authentic Italian shopping experience that amplifies Costa Cruises’ vision of bringing warm Italian hospitality to sea, according to Lisa Bauer, President and CEO of Starboard.
“Costa Firenze is the perfect ambassador of Italian style, which we have combined with a series of product innovations designed especially for families and couples,” said Giuseppe Carino de Costa, Vice President of Customer Experience and on-board sales. “The onboard boutique offering completes the immersive Italy cruise vacation experience for all of our European customers. “
Galleria boutiques cover 13 stores offering a variety of categories, from fine jewelry and clothing to handbags, travel souvenirs and travel essentials. Revolving Italy-themed collections will refresh the merchandise twice on every trip. Presented are Florentine memorabilia such as pottery, magnets, miniatures, key chains and more.
Stores also offer a retail concierge service, allowing for in-cabin shopping, private appointments, and in-store outings led by a concierge.
Own a piece of Italian culture
Travelers can own a piece of Italian culture by purchasing Florentine designer handbags from Ferragamo. Other specialist Italian brands include intricate fashion handmade by Ciclamini, trendy jewelry from Myto Firenze and Save My Bag, a collection of chic and colorful tote bags, clutch bags, shoulder bags and bucket bags.
New to European cruisers, luxury vintage brand What Goes Around Comes Around offers the opportunity to choose from a selection of sought-after designer handbags from Louis Vuitton. Plus, never before aboard Costa, the Together as One collection of diamond enhancers transforms the look of guests’ cherished diamond rings.
Limited-time luxury brands
Trendy men’s workwear brand Stone Rose, featuring custom prints, and Lemlem, an artisan brand founded by model Liya Kebede, with a collection of resort wear, shoes and handbags entirely in Africa. Di Modolo, a fine jewelry brand that blends modern elegance and timeless beauty, will soon make its debut at sea and for a limited time.
And Bally Escapes’ travel-inspired collection includes essential multifunctional travel items: water-resistant and foldable backpacks, carry-on luggage and accessories.
Costa Firenze currently operates weekly cruises throughout Italy. From the end of July to the end of August, tThe ship will add a stopover in Valletta, Malta, and from September 12, it will expand to Marseille, France, as well as Barcelona and Ibiza, Spain.