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

Costa Cruises Launches neoCollection

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has announced the launch of the Costa neoCollection, a new style of slow cruising promising longer, leisurely itineraries and extended time in port.   Exclusive to the Costa neoRiviera and Costa neoRomantica, the cruises focus on creating a more intimate and exclusive onboard atmosphere. Centered around local gastronomy and small-group … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Prepares To Celebrate 65th Anniversary, Highlights 2014 Deployment Plans

Italy’s Costa Cruises is preparing to celebrate 65 years in the industry, which takes place on 31 March 2013. Special events have been planned to take place on all 14 vessels of the fleet and the line has also announced its cruise program for 2014, presenting over 1,000 voyages visiting 250 destinations from 44 different … 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

Costa Cruises Unveils 2012 Itineraries

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has unveiled plans for the deployment of its fleet for the 2012/2013 cruise season. Covering over 130 different itineraries and 250 destinations across Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East as well as a world cruise, the line is set to reaffirm its leading position in Europe and increase its total capacity … Continue reading