Costa Concordia Accident, 365 Days Later

It’s been one year since Costa Concordia sunk off the Tuscan Coast (hear our broadcast recounting the events with a passenger), claiming 32 lives and teaching the cruise lines some stern lessons. Though 4,229 passengers escaped the half-sunken ship, this case is far from closed. So fast forward 365 days, where do we stand? The […]

Costa Cruises Recognized for Environmental Efforts

Costa Cruises has been recognized for its efforts in and dedication to environmental protection with the Go Green Award 2012 — The Most Devoted Go Green Organization, presented by Weekend Weekly, one of Hong Kong’s most popular travel magazines. This is the first time Costa Cruises has received the Go Green Award for its record […]

Costa Cruises Highlights Asian Deployment at Korean Expo

Costa Cruises — the first Western cruise line to enter the Asian market in 2006 — took center stage during the “National Day of Italy” today at the Yeosu International Expo in Korea. The 2,394-guest Costa Victoria berthed for the occasion at a wharf set up by the expo organizers inside the exhibition area and […]

Costa Cruises Posts Best Sales Day of 2012

Costa Cruises North America reported that Monday, July 16, was the best single day of bookings of the entire year. June bookings were also great, with a 32 percent increase over last year. “Our recovery is well under way, and we are ahead of where we expected to be at this point in 2012,” said […]

Construction Starts on New Passenger Terminal at Savona, Italy

Today marked the official start of construction to double the capacity of the Savona Palacrociere with a second passenger terminal at Savona, Italy. The design was approved and June 1 the Savona Port Authority granted Costa Cruises a concession on the site where it will build the new facility with an investment of approximately $11.2 […]

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 […]

Cruise Line Makes Move For Asian Market

Costa Cruises knows all about Italian-style cruising. For more than 60 years Costa ships have sailed worldwide, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine, while providing holidays focused on fun and relaxation.  Now, Costa Cruises plans to bring a second cruise ship to Asia beginning in May 2013 along with a unique product […]

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 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 […]

Costa Atlantica: Disembarkation Day + Breakfast in dining room

This morning started at 6:00am for me as I made a rush to get last minute things packed and not forget anything. The last cruise I was on, I pretty much almost forgot my iPhone and I did forget a pair of my jogging pants. At around 7am, I called up my table mates and […]