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Last look inside the Costa neoRomantica before arriving at a scrapyard in Pakistan

Dec 02, 2021

The former Costa Cruises classic ship Costa neoRomantica is the latest vessel heading for the scrapyard. Gadani Ship Breaking Yard reported that the cruise ship is set to arrive at the scrapyard in Pakistan with her beaching expected this week. A video was posted on the company’s Facebook page showing for the last time the elegant interior of the magnificent ship serving in the Costa Cruises fleet since 1993.

Costa Cruises and Barcelona Activa sign Memorandum for sustainable and inclusive tourism

Nov 25, 2021

Barcelona City Council and Costa Cruises have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that promotes a sustainable economy of the city and puts key values such as sustainability and inclusive tourism at the forefront. Costa has made the first steps, acting immediately by establishing a new multilingual center -the Costa Customer Hub-placed in the symbolic Torre Mapfre, planning to improve the customer services, while it contributes to the local community with new employments and trainings. 

Costa Diadema Replaces Costa Smeralda For 2021-2022 Brazil Season

Nov 16, 2021

Costa Cruises announced it will change the ships sailing for the upcoming Brazilian Season. The company said that Costa Smeralda will be replaced with Costa Diadema. The LNG-powered cruise ship Costa Smeralda, which was due to begin seven-night cruises to Santos, Salvador and Ilhéus, will now sail Mediterranean itineraries.

Cruise Ships Adjust Itineraries Ahead of the 48-hour Strike in Greek Ports

Nov 09, 2021

Several cruise ships had to adjust itineraries after Panhellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) announced a 48-hour general strike beginning November 10. The strike by the port workers is expected to put all major Greek ports on hold suspending ferry service and cruise ship arrivals.

Costa Toscana Completes Sea Trials and Marks Coin Ceremony

Oct 28, 2021

Costa Toscana has successfully completed sea trials—a series of tests to verify the proper functioning of systems, equipment and LNG (liquefied natural gas) engines. Now, the ship is back at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, for additional work prior to the vessel's delivery to Costa Cruises in December 2021. Costa Toscana is Costa’s second ship powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.

Stern releases ranking of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships

Oct 14, 2021

The German weekly magazine Stern together with Scope ESG Analysis published a list of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships. The ranking is based 70% on the environmental score and 30% on a safety score, the report said. For the environmental score, it was taken in consideration how much CO2 a cruise ship emits with regard to the climate targets to be achieved. The report shows to what extent the cruise lines miss, achieve or exceed these goals.

Ita and Costa Cruises sign letter of intent for fly & cruise packages

Oct 13, 2021

ITA and Costa Cruises have signed a letter of intent that aims to define joint commercial initiatives for the promotion of the new products and services. The bilateral partnership between Ita which succeeds Alitalia and Costa Cruises “predicts that Ita be identified by Costa as the “preferred air carrier for cruise travel to medium and long destinations,” guaranteeing fly & cruise services.

Costa Toscana starts sea trials

Oct 12, 2021

Costa Cruise’s latest LNG-powered XL-class ship Costa Toscana, headed out to sea trials on Monday, Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku said. During the sea trials the ship’s operations and equipment will be tested for a little over a week, after returning back to the shipyard, the shipyard added. Assisted by the tugs, the ship left Meyer Turku while the event was witnessed by a large number of people gathered on nearby shores.

Costa confirms Brazilian season with Smeralda and Fascinosa

Oct 05, 2021

Costa Cruises has confirmed the redeployment of the cruise ships Costa Smeralda and Costa Fascinosa for the 2021/22 Brazilian season. Besides the good news for the Brazilian cruise lovers, that Costa Cruises will travel around the country with two cruise ships, the additional happy moment to celebrate the confirmation is the launching of the cruises with special benefits for Christmas and New Year aboard Costa Smeralda embarking from Santos and the Costa Fascinosa, from Rio De Janeiro.

Brazil To Kick-Start 2021/2022 Cruise Season With Arrival of 7 Cruise Ships

Oct 05, 2021

Brazil returns on the cruise map with the long-awaited popular cruises for the 2021/2022 season. So far two cruise lines have confirmed deployment of seven cruise ships arriving in November 2021. The ships expected for 2021/22 are Seaside, Splendida, Preziosa, Sinfonia, from MSC Cruises, and the cruise ships Smeralda and Fascinosa, from Costa Cruises.