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Costa Cruises first LNG vessel to be named Costa Smeralda

Sep 13, 2017

Costa Cruises revealed the name of its latest cruise ship, Costa Smeralda set to debut in October 2019. The news was announced during the steel cutting ceremony today at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Costa Smeralda will be the first vessel in Costa Cruises Fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The vessel will exceed 180,000 gross tons with more than 2,600 staterooms for a total capacity of 6,600 passengers onboard.

Costa Cruises to Implement Zero Tolerance Alcohol Policy For Officers

Aug 12, 2017

Zero alcohol policy for all no discrimination. This comment on the social media by Costa Cruises Chief Electrical Engineer Roberto Pibiri sparked huge debate between crew and officers. As of August 19th, Costa Cruises will implement zero tolerance alcohol policy for employees working in the engine department, bridge officers, medical and deck department. This means that they are not allowed have alcohol in the crew bar, disco or any bars aboard the ship.

Gerard Piqué stars in Costa Cruises Mannequin Challenge Video

Jun 18, 2017

The famous FC Barcelona football player, Gerard Piqué is the protagonist of the latest Mannequin Challenge promotional video for the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises. The latest video starring the Barcelona defender, shown below, is truly unique, with the main focus of life on board the cruise ships, an experience that the player has been able to enjoy.

Drill: 300 Crew Members Evacuated from Costa neoRiviera

May 23, 2017

300 crew members and 200 members from different state authorities participated in the first mass evacuation exercise in La Valetta Grand Harbor in Malta. The operation was organized by Malta Transport department on board the Costa Crociere cruise ship, Costa neoRiviera 

Costa Deliziosa crew member lost at sea after falling overboard

Mar 30, 2017

A crew member went overboard in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean from the Costa Deliziosa cruise ship around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March, 29. The ship was on repositioning cruise from North America to Europe when a terrible tragedy occurred on the eleventh day of the voyage.

Indian billionaire charter entire cruise ship for his son’s wedding

Mar 24, 2017

Dreaming of a wedding on a cruise ship? Well, the Indian billionaire Rizwan Sayan chartered one of the biggest and most modern cruise ship sailing the Mediterranean for his son’s wedding ceremony. On April 5, 2017, the 114.000 tons cruise ship Costa Fascinosa will be transformed into Bollywood floating palace for Adel Sayan, and his beauty queen Sara Khan. This is the first time in the history of cruising one man to rent the entire cruise ship for a private event.

3400 Chinese tourists refuse to disembark from a cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017

The continuing tensions between China and South Korea due to the installation of US missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korean have escalated. In response to the crisis, the Chinses government placed a travel ban to South Korea. Several South Korean cruise ports will be affected by the ban since most of the passengers sailing on the major cruise lines are Chinese. Costa Serena was the first cruise ship to be affected by this ban.

Costa Crew Member found dead in his cabin

Feb 16, 2017

We are deeply saddened to share with you the death of Costa Magica crew member. The 27-year-old male dishwasher from India which is yet to be named was found dead in his cabin. According to Antigua Observer, the crew member was found by his roommate just before 2 pm.

Costa CEO Named CEO of Carnival Asia

Feb 13, 2017

Costa Group announced the appointment of CEO Michael Thamm as chief executive of Carnival Asia. Mr. Thamm will oversee operations in China and the region as part of his expanded role. He will be CEO of Carnival Asia in the future, assuming responsibility for the Asian business of Carnival Corp.

Analysis: Costa Cruises Statistics by Ports 2017

Feb 07, 2017

The following analysis shows how many cruise destinations will be visited by Costa Cruises entire fleet of cruise ships in 2017. Costa Cruises statistics shows how many ports will be visited and the top destinations by the cruise company. Please note, this is unofficial statistics created by the Crew Center team and is intended for informative use only. As a base for creating this analysis, cruise itineraries provided by a third party was used.

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