Costa Cruises has introduced two new cruise itineraries, departing from Italian and still exclusively for Italian residents only, as it resumes cruising in the Mediterranean alongside MSC, AIDA and TUI.
India’s Ministry of Shipping has announced an immediate reduction in port charges for the cruise industry ranging from 60% to 70% as part of efforts to attract cruise traffic back to country […]
Costa Cruises has modified its cruise resumption plans, with the announcement that bookings will only be available to Italian residents initially, and both itineraries will only visit Italian ports, instead of Greece […]
Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have confirmed that they’ll be resuming operations in September, with both cruise lines deploying two ships in the Mediterranean.
There have been a flurry of ship sales announced after Carnival Corporation confirmed that at least 13 ships would be leaving its fleet this year.
It will likely take until at least 2022 before the cruise industry fully recovers from the damage wrought by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.
Costa Cruises has announced changes to its cruise itineraries for new ships Costa Firenze and Costa Toscana as parent company Carnival Corporation moves to delay new ship deliveries, impacting scheduled Dubai cruise […]
Costa Cruises may be planning for a return to cruising, with its two largest ships, Costa Diadema and the newer, larger Costa Smeralda being prepared for deployment in the Mediterranean.
Costa Cruises new LNG-powered mega cruise ship Costa Smeralda has carried out the first ever LNG “ship-to-ship” bunkering operation (re-fueling) in France.
After holding out for a few weeks, Costa Cruises has followed the rest of the cruise industry in announcing it will suspend operations globally until May 30th, 2020.
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Costa Cruises are the first cruise lines to publicly announce that they will be extending the suspension of operations for further several weeks, amid the expectation […]
The global Coronavirus pandemic is bringing the world’s cruise industry to a standstill amid growing fears over the vulnerability of cruise ships to on-board outbreaks of the virus.
The last day of February was always going to be a busy day for Dubai Cruise Terminal with four cruise ships docked on the same day, but AIDA’s decision to pull out […]
Costa Cruises has begun hull assembly for Costa Toscana, celebrating the start of construction with a ceremony involving the top management of Costa Cruises and the Meyer Turku shipyard. The LNG-fueled mega […]
Costa Smeralda has resumed her cruise program in the Mediterranean after spending a night in port in Civitavecchia (Rome) under quarantine due to a suspected case of coronavirus on-board.
Carnival Corporation is launching four of the largest cruise ships of the year in 2020, with new mega-ships nearing completion for P&O Cruises (Iona), Princess Cruises (Enchanted Princess), Costa Cruises (Costa Firenze) […]
Major cruise lines homeporting in China have announced that they are pulling their ships from the region amid reports that the coronavirus may be more contagious than initially thought.
Italian cruise giant Costa Cruises and China-based Astro Ocean have both announced new measures to prevent passengers bringing coronavirus aboard their ships sailing Asian itineraries, while also rolling out refund options.
Costa Cruises has taken delivery of Costa Smeralda, its new LNG-powered flagship. The handover ceremony took place at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, where the ship was built. At 180,000-gross tons […]
Costa Cruises’ third-largest (by a tiny margin) cruise ship Costa Diadema has completed her first-ever roundtrip cruise from the city, the first of 16 during the 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season, which […]