Costa Cruises Takes Delivery Of New Flagship, Outlines Safety Initiatives

Italy’s Costa Cruises took delivery of its new flagship, the 114,500-GRT Costa Fascinosa, at the Venice Passenger Terminal today. Godmother Elsa Gnudi, the daughter of Italian Tourism Minister Piero Gnudi, christened the ship in a low-key event that focused on new safety initiatives as the line continues to recover from one of the industry’s worst cruise ship disasters.   Largest … Continue reading

Embattled Costa Cruises Christens Refurbished Ship

Embattled Costa Cruises, Europe’s largest cruise line, launched the refurbished Costa neoRomantica last Friday at a private ceremony in Savona, Italy.   The low-key christening, attended by the Bishop of Savona, His Excellency Vittorio Lupi, the line’s top management, local civil and military authorities, began with a one-minute silence in respect and mourning for the victims of … Continue reading