Posts Tagged ‘Costa Cruises’

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. (

Costa Cruises Becomes The First Company In The World To Produce Real Italian Mozzarella Directly On Board

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Costa Cruises announces the arrival of a new product on its ships that embodies the best of the Italian culinary tradition: authentic top-quality Italian mozzarella produced directly on board. (more…)

Costa Atlantica Departs on 46-Day Cruise from Tianjin

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Costa Asia announced the Atlantica had departed on its first-ever 46-day cruise from Tianjin to the South Pacific Islands, signaling an important development in the maturing of the Chinese cruise market. (

“Bravo Chef”, The New Show Dedicated To The Italian And International Cuisine, Debuts Onboard Costa Cruises Ships

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Costa Cruises launches onboard its ships “Bravo Chef: the show”, a new cooking show starring the onboard Executive Chefs and some typical Italian regional recipes and international dishes. (more…)

Costa appoints Medov as its sole agent for port services in Italy

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Costa Diadema at TriesteCosta Crociere opted to converge in a single company all shipping-agency services, currently run by different firms in each Italian port, with the final purpose to standardizing agency services provided to its cruiseships in all Italian ports. (

Costa Group Asia cruise ships to visit Primorye, Russia, six times in 2017

Monday, November 21st, 2016

In 2017, cruise ships belonging to Costa Group Asia will visit the port of Vladivostok in the Primorye region six times, the regional authorities said on Friday. The first Costa Group Asia cruise ship visited the port this year. (

Costa Cruises Awarded For “Best Mediterranean Itineraries” By Porthole Readers

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Costa Pacifica and Costa Luminosa in GenoaCosta Cruises has received top honors in the 18th edition of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards, earning the title of “Best Mediterranean Itineraries” for the 17th consecutive year. (more…)

Costa Cruises Supports “Pink Is Good” Project On Board Its Ships

Monday, October 10th, 2016

To coincide with breast cancer prevention month, Costa Cruises has announced the beginning of a series of awareness-raising activities from October 10 to the end of the month on board its ships deployed in the Mediterranean.   (more…)

Costa to Base neoRomantica in Japan

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The Costa neoRomanticaWhen the Costa neoRomantica heads to Asia next year, it will not be with the intent to spend the full year sourcing Chinese passengers as the ship will instead concentrate on building up the Japanese market for the Italian brand, according to Kelvin Wong, vice president commercial, Costa Asia. (

Costa Cruises Presents Two Brand New Mediterranean Itineraries For Summer 2017

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The Costa Classica - neoClassicaCosta Cruises has announced the introduction in summer 2017 of two exclusive and innovative cruises intended for those who love the seaside and sun of the Mediterranean. (more…)

Costa Luminosa Sets Sail On Her Round-The-World Cruise

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Costa LuminosaThe Costa Luminosa leaves today from Savona on her Round-the-World Cruise: an exciting 98-day journey of discovery to the wonders of 5 continents, sailing across 3 oceans and porting in 34 destinations, before making her return to Savona (Italy) on December 9. (more…)

Italian-themed cruise set to provide halal food

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The Costa VictoriaThose interested in hopping on board an Italian-themed cruise that serves halal food can consider Costa Asia, a part of international cruise company Costa Cruise, which has been serving Asian passengers since 2006. (

Costa Crociere to Enter with a 33.3% share in Chantier Naval de Marseille

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

San Giorgio del Porto and Costa Crociere have signed an agreement for the development of a world-class center for ship repair and conversion. (more…)

Costa Cruises to Offer Traditional Italian Festivities on Holiday Cruises

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Costa DeliziosaCosta Cruises has announced a lineup of special events spotlighting traditional Italian festivities onboard Costa Deliziosa’s first two Caribbean sailings of the holiday season. (

The Costa Crociere Foundation launches six new social betterment and marine environmental projects

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The Costa Crociere Foundation has concluded the annual selection process reserved for Italian non-profit organizations and has chosen six new social betterment and marine environmental protection projects for funding. (

From Dec., cruise to the Maldives from Mumbai

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In line with the Shipping Ministry’s plans to develop the Mumbai Port Trust as a regular port of call for cruise liners, Italian Cruising has announced the introduction of its maiden cruise service connecting Mumbai to Maldives. (

Costa Cruises Publishes The New Edition Of Its Sustainability Report

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Costa Cruises has presented the 10th edition of its Sustainability Report, entitled “Sea You Tomorrow – On course for the future”, highlighting the main sustainability results achieved by the company in 2015. (more…)

RINA certifies Commitment to Environment and Safety of Carnival Maritime

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

RINA Services, a world leader in marine classification and certification, recently awarded Carnival Maritime GmbH ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates. (more…)

Presentation Of The First Training Academy For Onboard Hotellerie Positions

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Today, 18th July 2016, marked the presentation of the first training academy for onboard hotellerie positions. The site of the new centre, to be inaugurated in October 2016, will be the prestigious Villa Figoli in Arenzano (Genoa). (more…)

Costa Cruises to present a new Website that allows every guest to Personalize its Cruise

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Costa Cruises presents, a website that allows every guest who purchased a cruise to personalize it and make it unique with exclusive services and special surprises. (more…)