Costa Crociere is has confirmed the appointment of Neil Palomba to the newly created role of senior vice president hotel operations and guest experience with the line. In this position Palomba will oversee and develop hotel operations and guest services for the Costa fleet, reporting directly to Michael Thamm, chief executive of Costa Crociere.
Created with family enjoyment in mind, Costa Cruises will now offer young guests a new range of exciting entertainment options as part of its exciting Costa Adventures programme.
Costa Diadema, the future flagship of Costa Cruises, today touched water for the first time during the technical launch ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera.
As part of Costa Cruises’ ongoing investment in quality and sustainability, three of the fleet’s ships are scheduled to arrive in Genoa this month for planned maintenance work. Costa Cruises is investing a total of more than €10 million in the works which will be performed at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa, one of the international leaders for ship repairs and refitting.
Costa Cruises has confirmed it is joining nine other leading cruise lines for the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi. The brand was the first cruise line to launch regular cruising in the Middle East back in 2006 and still the company with the highest capacity during the 2013/2014 season.
Costa Cruises will unveil the new Costa Victoria on November 11th when she departs from Singapore for her first cruise after an $18 million dry-dock upgrade. Elegant and totally refurbished with new balconies, terraces and windows, Costa Victoria boasts an unmistakable style that marries traditional nautical elements with essential design, making this ship a refined and stylish work of art.
Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has been awarded the contract to load and transport the Concordia wreck from Isola del Giglio onboard the Dockwise Vanguard. The contract was awarded by Costa Crociere. Following the successful parbuckling of the Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending re-float, Dockwise and the client have been in discussion to seek a safe solution to remove the Concordia wreck from Isola del Giglio in Italy.
Costa Crociere has appointed Hansjoerg Kunz as vice president communication and sustainability of Costa Crociere, which includes the Costa Crociere, Aida and Iberocruceros brands. Kunze will take over responsibility from Mina Piccinini, who after a successful career with the company has decided to leave due to personal commitments.
Construction on Costa Diadema is well underway in Italy with the passenger cruise ship’s fore-end block having been installed. The fore-end section that has been placed weighs a total of 392 tonnes, is eight metres high and has a maximum breadth of 36.11 metres.
The President of Albania, Bujar Nishani, has awarded a medal for ‘special civil merit’ to Costa Voyager Captain, Giovanni Cosini, for rescuing two young Albanian fishermen who had been drifting off the coast of Durres for two days.
Costa Cruises has invested approximately €550 million in what will be the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag - Costa Diadema. At 132,500 gross tonnage, 306 metres long and 37.2 metres wide, and with a total passenger capacity of 4,947, 1,253 crewmembers and 1,854 cabins, the ship will become the flagship of the Costa fleet.
Effective from 13 May 2013, Mina Piccinini joins Costa Crociere S.p.A. in the position of Senior Vice President Communication and Sustainability. Reporting directly to the CEO Michael Thamm, she will be in charge of Corporate Communication, Press Office, Sustainability, Public Relations and Events.