Costa Cruises News

Costa Venezia coin ceremony takes place in Italy

Costa Venezia coin ceremony takes place in Italy

3 November 2017 Cruise News

Costa Cruises has held the traditional coin ceremony for its newest ship, the Costa Venezia, named in honour of the city of Venice. As the first Vista-class ship specifically designed and built for China, Costa Venezia in 2019 will bring the rich culture, history and romance of Venice to its Chinese guests.

Costa Cruises welcomes WeChat payment in China

Costa Cruises welcomes WeChat payment in China

Costa Cruises has announced the launch of a new WeChat Mini Program on-board Costa Asia’s fleet in China. With WeChat, a leading online social communication platform in China, Chinese guests will be able to enjoy hassle-free mobile payment and enhanced on board experiences, starting on-board Costa Atlantica.

Costa neoClassica to debut in India this winter

Costa neoClassica to debut in India this winter

21 July 2016 Cruise News

Costa Cruises will enter the Indian market with the launch of Costa neoClassica. For the first time, Indians can look forward to embarking from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from December 16th.

Costa Cruises to launch day tours to Moscow

Costa Cruises to launch day tours to Moscow

Costa Cruises is to launch a new summer cruise on board the Costa Luminosa, allowing guests the unique opportunity to visit Moscow for a day. The ‘Jewels of the Baltic’ itinerary is available throughout August 2016, with weekly sailings from Stockholm. Costa Luminosa calls at Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn, before returning to Stockholm

Costa Group to deploy Costa neoRomantica to Asia

Costa Group to deploy Costa neoRomantica to Asia

20 April 2016 Cruise News

The Costa Group has announced that starting in April 2017 the Costa neoRomantica will be based in Asia year-round. She will be the fifth Costa ship deployed regularly in Asia and operated by the Costa Asia brand, offering cruises marketed for local Guests.

Remkes takes up sales leadership role with Costa Group

Remkes takes up sales leadership role with Costa Group

29 January 2016 Cruise News

Ralph Remkes has joined Costa Group in the position of general manager Northern Europe, reporting to Massimo Brancaleoni, senior vice president of worldwide sales. In this position Remkes leads the recently created Northern Europe region with a coordination centre at the Costa offices located in Amsterdam.

Costa Group signs for two new ships with Fincantieri

Costa Group signs for two new ships with Fincantieri

5 January 2016 Cruise News

The Costa Group has signed an agreement with Fincantieri to build two new ships for the Costa Asia brand. The ships, each weighing 135,500 gross tons and a passenger capacity of 4,200 guests, will be manufactured in Italy. They will be specifically designed for the Chinese market, joining the fleet in 2019 and 2020.

Costa Cruises launches vegan menus

Costa Cruises launches vegan menus

6 October 2015 Cruise News

While many cruise lines now offer vegan or vegetarian options as part of their on-board culinary offering, Costa Cruises have gone one step further and created a dedicated vegan and vegetarian menu that will be available on cruise ships. Created in response to the growing demand for such cuisine, the menu cuts out all dairy products and even eggs, instead using ingredients derived from plants that will produce the same bold Italian flavours that reflect Costa’s proud Mediterranean roots.

Costa Cruises signs with Meyer Werft for two new vessels

Costa Cruises signs with Meyer Werft for two new vessels

29 July 2015 Cruise News

German ship yard Meyer Werft has signed on to build two new cruise ships for Italian line Costa Cruises, billed as the largest ships ever built in terms of guest capacity. The move is part of a four ship deal signed by Costa-parent Carnival Corporation. In June, Carnival Corporation announced the other two ships included in the multi-billion dollar contract are destined for its German brand, AIDA Cruises.

Costa signs three year partnership with Alitalia at Expo 2015

Costa signs three year partnership with Alitalia at Expo 2015

15 July 2015 Airline News Cruise News

Costa Cruises and Alitalia, the main Italian airline, have signed a three-year agreement which will see passengers departing Italy welcomed to scheduled and charter flights to reach the ports of embarkation for cruises around the world. The agreement, presented today at Expo Milano 2015, envisages a total of around 100,000 airline seats on Alitalia flights, made available to Costa Cruises in the period 2015-2018.