Posts Tagged ‘Costa Cruises’

Costa Cruises: News For The 2018 Summer Season. The Italian company repositions Costa Victoria to the Mediterranean and announces the sale of Costa neoClassica

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The Costa VictoriaAs of 30 march 2018 Costa Victoria will return to regular cruises in the Mediterranean. The ship has been operating mainly in China since 2012, offering cruises dedicated to the local market that was opened by Costa as the first line in the world serving China. (more…)

Costa Cruises And Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus Take The Battle Against Food Waste To Sea

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Costa Cruises and the Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus present their partnership project that will allow surplus food on board cruise ships to be retrieved and reused for the first time to help society.

Costa Concordia Dismantling Completed in Italy

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The dismantling and recycling of the infamous Costa Concordia cruise liner has been completed in Italy, marking the official end to final phase of what is considered the largest maritime salvage job in history. (

Costa Cruises Presents The New Edition Of The Sustainability Report

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Costa Cruises publishes the new edition of the Sustainability Report “Sea You Tomorrow – Rotta verso il futuro [On course for the future]”, available to download at (more…)

First Costa Group Volunteer on Board the Africa Mercy

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Mercy Ships and Costa Group have reached a key milestone in their recently announced cooperation by kicking-off a joint volunteer program supporting the hospital ship Africa Mercy. (more…)

Costa Cruises Launches New Exotic Itineraries In Asia For Winter 2017/18

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Bangkok - The Golden PagodaCosta Cruises today announced it is launching new exotic itineraries in Asia for the 2017-2018 winter season, now available for its European and US guests. (more…)

Gerard Piquè joins the testimonials’ team of Costa Cruises

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Costa Cruises is presenting their new international internet and social media campaign starring an exceptional testimonial: Gerard Piqué, the defender who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, is the new face of the video presented by the Italian cruise company, on air from today on the official website and on all the Costa social media channels. (more…)

New Tours In Turin For Costa Cruises Guests

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Costa Cruises and the City of Turin are announcing exciting news for summer 2017: a discovery tour of Turin for passengers on Costa Diadema, the flagship of the Italian company. (more…)

Costa NeoRomantica makes her maiden call at port Vladivostok, Russia

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The Costa neoRomanticaItalian cruise ship Costa NeoRomantica has made her maiden call at port Vladivostok today, 30 May 2017, reports IAA PortNews correspondent. Costa NeoRomantica has brought over a thousand of tourists from Japan and South Korea. (

Carnival Corporation & Costa Group Reaffirm Commitment to Italy: 4,500 Italian Crew Members to be Hired in Next Five Years

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The Costa Group and its parent organization Carnival Corporation & plc today reaffirmed their joint commitment to Italy and Europe overall, announcing they will hire approximately 4,500 Italian crew members by 2022 to provide support for existing and primarily new ships currently on order. (more…)

‘Cocaine cruise ship’ smugglers on trial for transatlantic hash and coke trade

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Thirty-four people who posed as tourists on Costa cruise ships have gone on trial for their part in a vast drug smuggling network that took hash from Morocco to Brazil and cocaine from South America to Europe. (

Costa Concordia Captain Heads to Prison as Italy Upholds Conviction

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday by Italy’s highest court for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. (

Costa Cruises announces a partnership with the Wine Bank in Pollenzo to produce a new sustainable and organic wine list

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Costa Cruises and The Wine Bank in Pollenzo, the Italian cooperative company founded by Carlo Petrini, the Slow Food Chairman, which for several years now has been actively supporting Italy’s oenological history, signed an agreement to produce a new wine list on board the ships of the Italian company. (more…)

Queen of Poland 2017 to be named on board Costa Luminosa

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The Costa LuminosaThe wonderful scenario of the Phoenix Theatre on board Costa Luminosa will represent the stage for the final phase of Queen of Poland 2017. (more…)

Costa neoRomantica to become fifth ship of company in Asia

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Costa neoRomanticaCosta Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation & plc said that Costa neoRomantica , which is of 57,130 gross tonnage and carries 1,800 passengers, will be based in Asia as the fifth vessel of the Italian company. (

Costa Fascinosa hosts the most eagerly awaited Indian wedding of the year

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

An entire cruise ship has been booked to celebrate a fairy-tale wedding. For the first time ever, a ship from the Costa Cruises fleet has been reserved exclusively for the celebration of a sumptuous wedding. (more…)

Costa Cruises presents its new 2017/18 Brochure

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

For the 24th Protagonisti del Mare, Costa Cruises is presenting its new 2017/18 brochure, with 12 months of holidays, from November 2017 to November 2018.
Excitement is the theme of the brochure, which presents Costa’s product in a totally new guise. (more…)

Costa Launches CostaExtra Portal for Travel Professionals

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Travel professionals now have a new tool to become fully versed in Costa Cruises, Europe’s leading cruise line. CostaExtra (, exclusively for travel professionals in North America, provides key information and materials to help agents become experts on all things Costa Cruises. (more…)

Costa Cruises Presents Its New Menu Created By Bruno Barbieri

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Costa Cruises is introducing a new menu on board its ships that is the result of its special partnership with Bruno Barbieri. (more…)

3,400 Chinese tourists on cruise ship refuse to set foot on South Korean soil

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The Costa Serena celebrated its maiden call at the Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal on April 24th, 2015Tensions are apparently running so high over the installation of the THAAD missile defense system that Chinese tourists don’t even want to visit the South Korea resort island of Jeju anymore. (

Cruise ship crew member found hanging

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A young crew member aboard the Costa Magica vessel which was docked at Heritage Quay pier was found hanging in his cabin yesterday afternoon, police confirmed. (

Costa Cruises Is A Top Employer Italy For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Costa Cruises is once again among the top Italian companies for employee working conditions. During yesterday’s event in Milan, the Italian company was recognised by the Top Employers Institute for the fourth consecutive year and awarded the prestigious “Top Employers 2017” certification. (more…)

Costa to base a ship in Tarragona

Friday, February 10th, 2017

After years of tenacious effort, the small Spanish port of Tarragona finally succeeded in attracting the attention of a major cruise line: Costa Cruises will base its 1,727-guest Costa neoRiviera in Tarragona from 2 June to 22 September 2017 for one of its key Mediterranean operations. (

The Viareggio Carnival Cruises With Costa

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

A special partnership was presented today in La Spezia on board Costa Diadema between Costa Cruises and the Fondazione Carnevale di Viareggio, that will bring all the skills and talent of the Viareggio Carnival – now 144 years old – on board the flagship of the Costa fleet. (more…)

Costa Cruises Presents The Exclusive Vintage Collection Dedicated To The History Of The Brand

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Costa Cruises launches the new Vintage Costa, a collection of clothes and accessories, dedicated to the historic graphics and logos of the Italian cruise company. (more…)

Michael Thamm Expands Role to Oversee Carnival Corporation’s Operations in China and Asia

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group, is appointed CEO of Carnival Asia, and will oversee operationsin China and the regionas part of his expanded role. (more…)

Costa Atlantica Completes 46-Day South Pacific Islands Cruise from China

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The Costa Atlantica
Costa Asia has announced the successful return of China’s first cruise to the South Pacific Islands. The Costa Atlantica set sail on this 46-day voyage from Tianjin International Cruise Terminal on November 30, 2016, taking more than 2,000 passengers across two continents, visiting 12 islands in nine countries. (

Ghost ship: Wreck of tragic Costa Concordia is torn apart for scrap at a shipyard five years after the cruise liner capsized, killing 32 people

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

It’s nearly five years to the day that the Italian cruise ship the Costa Concordia capsized, killing 32 people. The vessel, carrying 4,252 people, met a tragic end in January 2012 when it hit an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio near Tuscany. (

Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa Sets Sail Around The World

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

The Costa LuminosaThe Costa Cruises 2017 Around the World Cruise will set sail from Savona on 6 January on board Costa Luminosa: a thrilling 106-day journey that will take guests on an exploration of the most wonderful sights on 5 continents, across 3 oceans and visiting 35 destinations, before returning to Savona in Italy on 22 April 2017. (more…)

Christmas And New Year’s Eve Looks Like Being A Sell-Out For Costa Cruises

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Cruising retains all its appeal as a type of holiday with a vocation for attracting people even for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The 21 cruises, for a total of 65,000 berths, onboard 11 ships, offered by Costa Cruises, the Italian company leading in Europe, look like being a sell-out. (more…)

Shakira to star on Costa Cruises’ commercials

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Costa Cruises, part of the Carnival Corporation & plc group, said it is launching a new international advertising campaign, to be aired on TV, social media and the Internet, with superstar Shakira back in front of the cameras. (

Costa Underlines Savona Economic Impact, Homeporting 2019 Newbuild

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Savona: The Costa Cruises' PalacrociereCosta Cruises has released the results of a recent study carried out by PwC Italia, showing that the company has a significant economic impact on Savona, Italy. (