Former Costa CEO Heads Up Asia Operation for Carnival Corp.

It was announced today that the former CEO of Costa Cruises, Pier Foschi, is taking the position overseeing the Asian market for Carnival Corp. Currently the Asia operations includes two Costa ships in China and Singapore, along with Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess in Japan next spring. “With Asia such an important part of our global […]

Costa Cruises outlines plan to refloat sunken Concordia

Today Titan-Micoperi, the winner of the bid to refloat Costa Concordia presented their plan to remove the wreck from the coast of Giglio Island. The operation will begin in a few days and is expected to take up to 12-months. Operations will be divided into four basic stages: After stabilizing the ship, a subsea platform […]

Costa Victoria launches maiden voyage from Shanghai

Costa Cruises held a launch ceremony yesterday for Costa Victoria at Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal. Costa Victoria will have a unique on-board designer boutique concept, selling top brands at duty-free prices, featuring a large array of high-end fashion stores plus a fashion show modeling on-board wares. With the support and encouragement from the Chinese […]

Costa Cruises to double capacity in Asian market for 2013

Costa Cruises announced today that they’ll be doubling up their Asian capacity starting in May 2013. Costa Cruises plans to position a second cruise ship in Asia beginning in May 2013. Currently, the line operates the 2,394-guest Costa Victoria in Asia and will start sailing from Shanghai May 18, 2012. Costa Victoria replaces the 1,680-guest […]

Costa Cruises new ship to be delivered May 5 at Venice, Italy

The 114,500-ton, 3,800-guest cruise ship was built at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard. Costa Fascinosa has successfully completed sea trials, passing a series of running tests on its systems, machinery and engines, and will be officially handed over to Costa Cruises by Fincantieri a day before the scheduled preview cruise. On May 6 Costa Fascinosa is scheduled […]

Costa Cruises sees positive booking trends for Easter cruises

  Cruise vacations remain one of the most popular getaways this Easter. In the past two weeks Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group, has recorded booking volumes for its 2012 Easter cruises exceeding the corresponding figures for its Easter cruises in 2011. The company, which is the only Italian-flagged cruise company, has five ships […]