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Costa Cruises: more freedom when it comes to cruises

Costa Cruises: more freedom when it comes to cruises

September 27th, 2022 - From October 8th, the health rules will change at Costa Cruises. The shipping company promises its guests all-round carefree cruises.

Costa Cruises: All Inclusive becomes the new standard

Costa Cruises: All Inclusive becomes the new standard

September 19, 2022 – Costa Cruises makes All Inclusive the standard for 2022/23. The new offerings include full board, a drinks package, onboard gratuities, and children and youth require no supplement on most sailings. Flights are also included in the cruise price for Dubai and Caribbean cruises.

Study proves: Millions of Germans tend to cruise

Study proves: Millions of Germans tend to cruise

July 1, 2022 - We owe the amazing realization to Costa Crociere and a market research company commissioned by the shipping company that 6,5 million Germans can imagine embarking on a cruise within the next twelve months.

Two more Costa ships are switching to Carnival Cruise Line

Two more Costa ships are switching to Carnival Cruise Line

June 23, 2022 - After the Costa Luminosa changes to Carnival Cruise Line in September 2022, the Costa Venezia and the Costa Firenze also leave the fleet. The change is scheduled for spring 2023 and 2024.

Costa Luminosa leaves Costa fleet for Carnival

Costa Luminosa leaves Costa fleet for Carnival

June 15, 2022 - In September 2022, the cruise ship Costa Luminosa will change within the Carnival Group from Costa Crociere to the sister brand Carnival Cruise Line. The ship, which was put into service in 2009, will be named after a phase of modernization as Carnival Luminosa.

The mask will no longer be used on Costa ships

Masks will no longer be compulsory on Costa ships

June 9, 2022 - One cruise line after the other is lifting the mask requirement on board the ships. This waiver has recently also applied to Costa ships. on all cruises, life on board is without restrictions is possible. A prerequisite for traveling with you is a full vaccination or the recovered status. A negative antigen test is sufficient for embarkation.

Cruises with the Costa Firenze started from Genoa

Cruises with the Costa Firenze started from Genoa

Genoa, April 7th, 2022 - The Costa Firenze made its debut today in Genoa. The activity represents the incorporation of Costa cruises departing from Genoa.

Costa will start in 2022 with the entire fleet

Costa will start in 2022 with the entire fleet

February 14, 2022 | This year the entire Costa fleet will start. Good news for cruises from Germany

Costa Toscana brings the Sanremo Festival to the sea

Costa Toscana brings the Sanremo Festival to the sea

February 01, 2022 | Costa Cruises' new "green" ship, moored in Sanremo, will be the first floating stage in the history of the Festival.

Costa Cruises is a partner of the RYDER CUP 2023

Costa Cruises is a partner of the RYDER CUP 2023

January 17, 2022 | Costa Launches New Golf Cruise Offering: “Cruise & Golf”

Costa inaugurates new cruise terminal in Dubai

Costa inaugurates new cruise terminal in Dubai

December 17, 2021 | Big event for the start of the season of the Costa Firenze with premieres of the Costa special tours for the EXPO 2020

Costa Cruises offers a new pricing model with 3 tariffs

Costa Cruises offers a new pricing model with 3 tariffs

December 7, 2021 | Costa Cruises simplifies the price model for guests: The three new offers are easy to understand, individually adaptable and offer all-inclusive services.

Costa Crociere receives second LNG ship with Costa Toscana

Costa Crociere receives second LNG ship with Costa Toscana

December 2, 2021 | Costa Crociere took over its new flagship, Costa Toscana, from Meyer Werft in Turku today. It is another liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship from the Costa Group. The ship with more than 2.600 cabins was built by the MEYER TURKU shipyard in Finland.

To the Expo Dubai with the Costa Firenze

To the Expo Dubai with the Costa Firenze

November 24, 2021 | World exhibitions have been held at regular intervals since 1851. World exhibitions have been dealing with educational and environmental issues for a long time. This is particularly true of the Expo in Dubai (UAE), which is the largest expo in history with 192 countries represented.

Cruise ship Costa Toscana floated in Turku

Cruise ship Costa Toscana floated in Turku

January 16, 2021 - In February 2020, the Meyer Werft in Turku, Finland began the Assembly work on the hull of the Costa Toscana. Eleven months later, the new building was completed to the extent that the building dock could be flooded. Yesterday afternoon the Costa Toscana left the dock and moored at the equipment quay.

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

November 7, 2020 - AGreece is introducing new travel restrictions in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases. These measures are forcing Costa Crociere to temporarily suspend Costa Deliziosa's cruises to Greece.

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

October 29.10.2020, 2020 - The corona pandemic is forcing Costa Crociere to revise the 21/XNUMX winter timetable. The Timetables of the ships used in winter 2020/21 were made updated. The ships used for Mediterranean cruises and the 2021 world tour of the Costa Deliziosa are affected.

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

28.09.2020 - Costa Cruises has just presented its new timetables from April to November 2021. The focus is on an expanded Mediterranean offering and the resumption of northern European cruises departing from German ports.

Costa certified: cruises start in September

Costa certified: cruises start in September

August 25, 2020 - As we reported on August 13th, Costa Crociere is planning a restart in the Mediterranean in September 2020. The cruises are exclusively reserved for Italian guests. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are used for driving.

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

August 13, 2020 - Costa Cruises is rehearsing the restart with two ships from Italian ports in September. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are starting their first cruises from Trieste and Genoa exclusively with Italian guests.

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

August 8, 2020 - Costa Crociere is hoping for the cruise ports to open soon. In order to be prepared for the resumption of ship operations, the cruise line together witha package of measures for independent health expertsdesigned to protect guests and crew members.

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

July 16, 2020 - The Carnival Group announced changes to the fleet structure for the individual brands. A total of thirteen less efficient cruise ships will enter the second-hand market between 2019 and 2021. The Holland America Line brand is hit particularly hard. Five ships leave the fleet. With four ships, Costa Crociere is in the sights of the Carnival savings commissioners.

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

July 03, 2020 - Like the daughter like the mother. Yesterday, AIDA Cruises extended the business interruption caused by COVID-19 until August 31, 2020. Today Costa Crociere is following suit. The Italians announce a renewed extension of the break in operation until August 15th, 2020.

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

June 9, 2020 - Cruise lines have their backs against the wall in view of the corona pandemic. The season of the current year can be ticked off. What matters now are ideas for the future.

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

June 4, 2020 - Starting today, Costa Crociere is going online with a new digital brand campaign on all digital channels of the cruise line in its six major European markets. The campaign is under the motto: "The vacation we miss".

Costa Crociere responds to protective measures taken by Italy

Costa Crociere responds to protective measures taken by Italy

March 10, 2020 -Costa Crociere changes the routes of the ships in Italy. With this, the shipping company is following the protective measures of the Italian government, which have the goal ofcurb health emergency on Italian territory. Costa Crociere has reviewed the itinerary of all ships calling at Italian ports by April 3, 2020.

Penélope Cruz - Costa brand ambassador christened Costa Smeralda

Penélope Cruz - Costa brand ambassador christened Costa Smeralda

February 23, 2020 - Penélope Cruz, Hollywood star and brand ambassador for Costa Crociere since 2018, christened the Costa Smeralda, Costa Crociere's first LNG ship, in the port of Savona last night. According to the shipping company's statement, Costa Smeralda represents "the best of Italy in one place ”.

Keel laying of the Costa Toscana in Turku, Finland

Keel laying of the Costa Toscana in Turku, Finland

February 12, 2020 - Yesterday, the assembly work on the hull of the Costa Toscana began at MEYER WERFT in Turku, Finland. she is the second ship in the Costa fleet after the Costa Smeralda to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is the cleanest fossil fuel in the world.The 14-day maiden voyage of Costa Toscana starts from Hamburg and is planned for June 28, 2021. 

Costa Crociere - Preventive health care is paramount

Costa Crociere - Preventive health care is paramount

February 1, 2020 - The corona virus is affecting the cruise industry. AroundTo ensure maximum safety for guests and crew on board the Costa ships, Costa Crociere tightened thePrecautions on board his fleet again. As of yesterday, no guests, visitors or crew members of any nationality who have been in China in the last 14 days are allowed to board Costa ships.

Costa Smeralda - no corornavirus on board

Costa Smeralda - no coronavirus on board

January 31, 2020 - The coronavirus, which was first reported from China, is causing uncertainty and hectic reactions worldwide. The media reported yesterday that the Costa Smeralda, Costas Crocieres current flagship, reported a suspected corona case. Fortunately, the suspicion has not been confirmed. The following is what happened last night at 10pmsubmitted by an official statement of the shipping company:

Costa cruises - sustainability on cruise ships

Costa cruises - sustainability on cruise ships

January 27, 2020 - An estimated 50.000 ships sail the world's oceans. A maximum of 400 ships are exposed to particular criticism. What is meant are the cruise ships that are considered environmentally harmful. Apparently, the bulk of container ships, ferries, warships or special ships are rarely viewed as environmentally hazardous. How does Costa Crociere think about sustainability in cruises?

Costa Smeralda is still another month late

Costa Smeralda is another month late

October 29, 2019 - In mid-September 2019, it was heard that the Costa Smeralda was being delivered late. Costa Crociere SpA is now talking about a further delay. The Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, has advised the shipping company of another delay. TheThe first Costa Smeralda cruise will start on December 21, 2019 from Savona.

Costa Smeralda is a month late

Costa Smeralda is a month late

September 16, 2019 - Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, is late in delivering the Costa Smeralda, which is currently under construction. Contrary to what was planned, the new building will not start from Savona until November 30, 2019 for the first 7-day Mediterranean cruise.

Cruise ship Costa Toscana - construction has started

Cruise ship Costa Toscana - construction has started

July 31, 2019 - Yesterday, the first steel cut for the new Costa Toscana ship was carried out at the Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard. It is the second of the new eco-friendly cruise lines on the Costa Crociere.TheSister ship Costa Smeralda will start service on October 20th. The completion of the Costa Toscana is expected in October 2021.

Costa Firenze

Costa Firenze - Costa's second new building for Asia

May 7, 2019 - Costa Crociere has been offering cruises in China since 2006. The company sees itself as the market leader in the most populous country on earth. With the Costa Venezia and the Costa Firenze, which will go into service in October 2020, the Italian shipping company is showing its commitment to the Chinese market.

Costa Venezia christened in Trieste

Costa Venezia christened in Trieste

March 4, 2019 - On February 28th, the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone officially handed over the new cruise ship Costa Venezia to Costa Crociere. The ship was christened the following day in the port of Trieste. The highlight of the baptism: the flight over theItalian aerobatic team "Frecce Tricolori" over the ship and the port of Triest . The baptism was performed by a Chinese family.

Costa Venezia Costa Crociere takes over Costa Venezia

Costa Crociere takes over Costa Venezia

February 28, 2019 - Today Costa Crociere took over Costa Venezia at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. She is the shipping company's first ship specifically designed and built for the Chinese cruise market.

Chimney Costa Pacifica

Penélope Cruz becomes a brand ambassador for Costa Cruises

02.12.2018 - Costa Cruises is launching a new brand campaign with the Spanish actress Penélope Cruz. The Oscar winner will be the face of the Italian cruise line in the future.

Diadem

New at Costa Cruises: Adagio Tours

From January 2019 Costa Crociere is offering new Adagio Tours for Mediterranean cruises with the Costa Diadema. These are of particular benefit to guests with limited mobility. The program was developed in collaboration with the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society (AISM).

Costa Fortuna returns to Europe

Costa Fortuna returns to Europe

October 3, 2018 - Most recently, Costa Fortuna toured in Asia. At the end of March 2019, the Costa Crociere cruise ship will resume service in Europe . In preparation, the ship, measured at 100.000 GT, will be converted for the European market from December 10 to 16, 2018 in Singapore.

Costa Venezia floated up

Costa Venezia floated up

June 26, 2018 - On Friday last week, the first newbuild of the Costa Group exclusively destined for China floated in the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone / Italy. The ship is 323 meters long and measured at 135.500 GT. It carries a maximum of 5.100 guests.

Venice coast

Travel to Yokohama with Costa Venezia

March 2, 2018 - The experts at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard are working flat out on the completion of the cruise ship Costa Venezia, which was specially designed for the Chinese market. Its maiden voyage is scheduled to start on March 8, 2019 in Trieste and end on April 29, 2019 in Yokohama, Japan. The maiden voyage can now be booked for German guests.

NeoClassic Coast

Costa neoClassica: New user found

December 14, 2017 - The one in Deerfield Beach / Fl. resident miniature cruise company Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line takes over the aging Costa neoClassica. The ship starts in April 2018 from West Palm Beach / Fl. to 2-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island. The shipping company is already using the Grand Celebration on this route.

Facelifts for Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica

Facelifts for Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica

November 30, 2017 - Before the Costa Magica and the Costa Pacifica go into winter service on Caribbean routes, the specialists at the Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard are also responsible for a facelift of both ships as part of regular maintenance work.

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Costa Crociere is rerouting Caribbean destinations in winter 2017/18

October 10, 2017- After the severe hurricane storms of the last few weeks and the sometimes devastating effects on individual regions, Costa Crociere is forced to make route adjustments for planned Caribbean regions in the coming months.

Costa Crociere has a new cruise ship built

Costa Crociere has a new cruise ship built

September 13, 2017 - Today the first steel cut for the Costa Smeralda, Costa Crociere's newest cruise ship, took place on the premises of the MEYER shipyard in Turku / Finland. The ship, powered by liquefied natural gas, is scheduled to go into service in October 2019.

Costa Luminosa in the port of Copenhagen

Hamburg Cruise Days and Costa Cruises

August 29, 2017 - For the sixth time, the Hamburg Cruise Days will take place from September 8 to 10, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected in the port of Hamburg. On this occasion, Costa Cruises present themselves to visitors.

Costa Victoria returns to the Mediterranean

Costa Victoria returns to the Mediterranean

05.08.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX - Costa Cruises are relocating the Victoria Coast from the local China cruise market back to the Mediterranean. From spring 2018 the ship will be used for trips to the Balearic Islands. The traditional shipping company justified the change in the area of ​​operation with the upcoming giant ships. At the same time it is reported that the NeoClassic Coast is for sale.

Costa Luminosa

Go around the world with Costa Luminosa

July 14.07.2017th, 6 - On January 2018th, 10, the Costa Luminosa starts from Venice for the 2011th Costa Crociere world cruise since 106. The 15.669-day trip around the globe runs in a westerly direction. The trips in international company can be booked from XNUMX euros per person at the early bird extra price per person.

Asia cruises from Singapore and Tokyo with Costa Crociere

Asia cruises from Singapore and Tokyo with Costa Crociere

In the 2017/18 winter season, the Carnival subsidiary Costa Crociere is offering European guests new Asia cruises on two aging ships. Target areas of the Victoria Coast are some of the most attractive destinations in Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. The Costa NeoRomantica runs on new routes to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

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