Costa Cruises has revealed its 2023/24 winter cruise itineraries, with Costa Smeralda returning to the Middle East, sailing roundtrip cruises from Dubai in the Arabian Gulf.
LNG cruise ships in Dubai using MGO due to lack of availability and Ukraine war
MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have all confirmed that they are not fuelling their Dubai-based cruise ships with LNG, but are instead using regular MGO, due to issues with availability […]
Costa announces new itineraries in the Mediterranean aboard Costa Fortuna
Costa has released three new two-week itineraries in the Mediterranean aboard Costa Fortuna for 2023, taking in both the eastern and western Mediterranean, as well as Atlantic destinations such as the Canary […]
Costa Cruises signs agreement in Dubai to resume operations in Asia with Costa Serena
Costa Cruises has confirmed that Costa Serena will indeed be resuming operations in Asia this year, after previously throwing cold water on rumours of a coming announcement.
Costa Cruises says Taiwan plans for Costa Serena unconfirmed, ship remains off Dubai
Costa Serena remains at anchor off Dubai in warm lay-up, and Costa Cruises has said reports that she’ll be deployed to Taiwan are unconfirmed.
Carnival Corporation to sell a further three ships as fleet consolidation continues
Carnival Corporation has confirmed it plans to sell a further three cruise ships, two of which will be sold out of its Costa Cruises fleet.
Costa Toscana arrives in Dubai for first-ever Middle East cruise season
Costa Toscana has debuted in the Middle East, arriving at Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal for the first time Friday to commence her Arabian Gulf cruise season, sailing roundtrip from Dubai.
Costa releases details on Christmas Cruise from Dubai for 2022/23 season
Costa Cruises has announced a host of themed events and activities for families and children on its Christmas Cruise out of Dubai in the Arabian Gulf, as well as other locations around […]
Costa Cruises to broadcast Qatar FIFA World Cup matches live across fleet
Costa Cruises will broadcast the official matches of the Qatar football World Cup live from November 20th to December 18th, on Sport 24, the ship’s dedicated sports channel.
Dubai cruise sector set to welcome almost a million passengers this season
Some 900,000 cruise tourists are expected to cruise to or from Dubai during the upcoming cruise season between October, 2022 and March, 2023.
No masks or COVID tests needed for Costa Cruises 2022/23 Dubai cruise season
Costa Cruises has updated its COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming 2022/23 Middle East cruise season out of Dubai, as well as cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Costa Venezia to leave Istanbul for North America, replacement to be announced
Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Cruises have announced they’re teaming up to create a new concept for Carnival’s North American guests with COSTA by CARNIVAL.
Costa Toscana christened in Spain ahead of winter season in Dubai
Costa Cruises has christened its new cruise ship Costa Toscana in Barcelona, Spain during her inaugural summer cruise season in the Mediterranean, and winter deployment to the Arabian Gulf.
￼Costa Cruises to straddle Middle East and Europe with Costa Venezia in Istanbul
Costa Cruises will be focusing on both the Middle East and Europe with its new itineraries aboard Costa Venezia out of Istanbul in Turkey.
Costa Cruises offers Magica to Italian government for Ukrainian refugees
Costa Cruises has offered to provide Costa Magica to the Italian government should it need additional accommodation options amid the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis due to the Russian invasion of the country.
Costa Cruises to homeport larger ship in Dubai for winter 2022/23 season
Costa Cruises has confirmed it is switching Costa Firenze with a much larger cruise ship Costa Toscana for the upcoming winter 2022/23 cruise season out of Dubai.
Costa Cruises switches ships for Dubai 2022/23 winter cruise season
Costa Cruises has announced it will be pulling Costa Toscana out of the South American market for the coming 2022/23 winter cruise season and replacing her with Costa Firenze instead.
Costa Toscana departs Savona on maiden voyage
Costa Toscana, the newest ship in the Costa Cruises fleet and the second Excellence-class LNG-powered ship for the cruise line, will sail Saturday from Savona on her maiden cruise.
Dubai loosens COVID-19 restrictions, what it means for cruise tourists
Cruise tourists arriving in Dubai to board cruise ships sailing from the city will no longer be required to take a PCR test, provided they are fully vaccinated.
Costa and AIDA Cruises cancel Dubai itineraries until February
Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have cancelled the next two cruises aboard their Dubai-based ships Costa Firenze and AIDAbella.