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Family With Fake Passports Arrested Onboard Costa Luminosa

Nov 15, 2018

Greek authorities arrested a Turkish family at the Port of Katakolon (Olympia), who was sailing on a cruise ship with fake passports.

Two Costa Cruise Ships To Be Transferred To Carnival's New Chinese Cruise Line

Nov 06, 2018

Carnival Corporation announced today the signing of a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), leading to a new cruise line named “CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited”. The new China-based cruise operator will start sailing with two cruise ships currently operated by Costa Cruises. Costa Atlantica, 85.861 tons and 2,210 total passengers ship, will be transferred to the new cruise company by the end of 2019.

Costa Cruises supports Italy's largest coastal project

Nov 02, 2018

With over 50 thousand useful reports gathered along the Italian coastline and the involvement of over 600 teachers and 5,700 students of 156 Secondary schools, Costa Crociere Foundation is supporting one of the largest citizen science project.

Costa Cruises Crew Facing Serious Problems With The Ocean Pay Debit Cards

Jun 08, 2018

A Costa Cruises crew member send a message saying that since the company changed crew payroll from JP Morgan debit cards to Ocean pay, shipboard employees are facing difficulties with withdrawing cash from ATM’s. Furthermore, the crew is feeling cheated because every time they withdraw their hard earned money there is a fee.

Scam: 40% Discount for a Cruise with Family and Friends Program

Apr 16, 2018

A 40-year-old woman in Rome, Italy has devised a new method to steal the money of acquaintances offering them a family cruise with a 40% discount. The woman was claiming to be a sister of a respectable employee of Costa Cruises who was working in the head office, and thanks to the family and friends program she can access more than favorable discounts. She lured her victims with a tempting offer on the purchase of cruise packages.

Costa Cruises awarded “Top Employer in Italy"

Feb 11, 2018

Costa Cruises was named “Top Employer in Italy" for the fifth consecutive year, recognized as one of the best Italian companies to work for. The Italian Cruise Line was awarded this prestigious Top Employers Italy 2018 certificate by the Top Employers Institute.

Costa Cruises to reduce food waste by 50%

Feb 05, 2018

Starting this year Costa Cruises will reduce food waste on board its cruise ships by 50%. The program named "4GOODFOOD" developed with cooperation by University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo and Winnow, was already tested onboard Costa Diadema in 2016. The results during the trial period of 11 months have shown a reduction of food waste by over 50%, which is equivalent to a reduction of 1,189 tons of CO2, or the emissions of 231 cars in a year.

Costa neoClassica to join Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line fleet as Grand Classica

Dec 14, 2017

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced that a second cruise ship will join its fleet in April 2018. Costa neoClassica, currently sailing under Costa Cruises banner will be transferred and renamed to Grand Classica, increasing the offer of two-night mini cruises to the Island of Grand Bahama.

Costa Cruises: Where is entire fleet? Where Cruise ships Intersect?

Dec 07, 2017

Find out where is the entire fleet of cruise ships operated by the Italian cruise company Costa Cruises in 2018. Browse by date and time where each Costa cruise ship is deployed using the web application Cruise 2 Ports.

Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica Enter Drydock

Dec 01, 2017

Before the start of the Caribbean season, two Costa cruise ships entered drydock in Marseille shipyards. In addition to routine maintenance, Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica will get significant improvements in catering and wellness facilities at the Chantier Naval de Marseille dock in Port of Marseille.

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