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Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

25 February 2020 Cruise News

Celebrations were held earlier in Savona for the naming ceremony of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship. The ship’s godmother and star of the event was international celebrity Penélope Cruz, who performed the ribbon-cutting duties with the traditional breaking of the bottle against the bow of the ship.

Carnival Corporation to debut four ships in 2020

Carnival Corporation to debut four ships in 2020

8 January 2020 Cruise News

Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. On the slipway are Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.

Costa Cruises to nearly double capacity by 2021

Costa Cruises to nearly double capacity by 2021

30 May 2018 Cruise News

Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag. At Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on a new 135,500-ton ship with 2,116 cabins, due for delivery in 2020.

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.