Costa Crociere Targets Indian Market

Italy’s Costa Cruises has announced its upcoming entry to South Asia, with plans to dedicate a ship to the Indian Ocean region for its inaugural season. Beginning in mid-December this year, the 1,300-guest Costa neoClassica will offer sailings between Mumbai and Male, marking the first time a major cruise line is operating regular cruises in … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian line Costa Cruises officially welcomed its new EUR550 million flagship, Costa Diadema, in a glittering ceremony in Genoa. Taking place at Ponte dei Mille in the city’s historic maritime station, the event began with a parade of the ship’s godmother Carolina Miceli (an Italian travel agent chosen as part of a worldwide contest) together … Continue reading

Shanghai Homeport For Costa Serena

Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise line owned by industry giant Carnival Corporation, today announced it is scaling up its presence in the Far East. The line is sending the 114,500-GRT Costa Serena to China for a year-round deployment, joining fleet mates Costa Atlantica and Costa Victoria.   From April 2015, the ship will be based … Continue reading

Third Ship For Costa Cruises’ neoCollection

Costa Cruises today announced the addition of a third ship to its Costa neoCollection product line. The 53,000-GRT, 654-cabin Costa Classica will undergo a major refit and renamed Costa neoClassica before joining the sub-fleet in December 2014 to offer a series of new itineraries in the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean.   Indian Ocean Itineraries from Mauritius … Continue reading

10 Reasons To Go Cruising

There’s never been a better time to go on a cruise vacation!   Once seen as expensive and uninteresting, cruising has come a long way since the great ocean voyages of old, gaining popularity amongst travellers. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) estimates that the collective fleet of cruise ships around the world will carry … Continue reading