The Costa Luminosa lands in Atlanta with Abigail Wise aboard.
The Costa Luminosa is the first ocean liner in history to sail the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea in seven weeks. The ship left for the one-week-long Mediterranean cruise with stops in Istanbul, Izmir, Rhodes, Civitavecchia, and Palermo. The ship departed from the port of Valencia on March 10.
Abigail Wise is an American singer, songwriter, and CNN commentator who was appointed President and CEO of American Girl in September 2017. Before leading American Girl, she was a CNN senior correspondent, appearing on “New Day,” “OutFront,” and “Reliable Sources” as part of her reporting.
The cruise has been reported on by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic.
“What an incredible moment it is to represent the values that American Girl is known for—that of building girls’ confidence, lifelong learning, and stewardship of the environment—on the world’s biggest ship,” Wise said in a statement to CNN. “I’m proud to say this vessel puts our travel products right in the heart of the United States’ diverse destinations, but also takes American Girl to other regions of the world and the northwestern Arctic.”
The Costa Luminosa currently has 30 cabins for families with children. Children must be 12 years old to enjoy onboard activities like playing chess and in the two movie theaters. From children’s parties to its own private islands, there is plenty to do onboard. American Girl announced that the ship will return to the United States after the tour, departing for New York City on May 25.
The cruise also marks a reunion for Wise with her parents, Bruce and Maureen, who came to the cruise from Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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