Costa Cruises shifts winter capacity to meet European cruise demand

  In recent weeks Costa Cruises has seen significant positive booking trends in Europe, and the line is shifting capacity to Dubai/United Arab Emirates and the Mediterranean for winter 2012-13. The company will increase capacity in the U.A.E. by positioning a second ship in the region. From Nov. 17, 2012, Costa Classica, originally scheduled to […]

Costa issues new rules for captains, real-time ship tracking

Costa Cruises unveiled new safety measures today that bring real-time tracking of its ships’ routes and will impose limits on the authority of their ships captains. Noting “new bridge procedures stipulate that the captain isn’t the only one who issues orders,” the Washington Post reports that “Members of his team also take part in making […]

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 […]