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Latest news related to Costa Cruises and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Costa cruise ships told by the crew.

Costa Cruises Captain Pietro Sinisi Awarded for Rescue at Sea

Oct 31, 2019

The Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) awarded Costa Cruises Captain Pietro Sinisi for saving the crew of a cargo ship which was on fire in the Aegean Sea. Captain Sinisi received this prestigious award in Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington DC, during the annual award ceremony.

New delays for the launching of Costa Smeralda

Oct 30, 2019

The shipyard Meyer Turku announced further delay in the construction of the latest flagship for Costa Cruises, Costa Smeralda. Following this delay, the first voyage is now set for 21 December 2019 when Costa Smeralda will depart from Savona, Italy. The itinerary, which will be repeated until 16 May 2020, remains unchanged: Savona (Saturday), Marseille (Sunday), Barcelona (Monday), Palma di Maiorca (Tuesday), Civitavecchia (Thursday) and La Spezia (Friday).

Person Overboard from Costa Pacifica

Oct 11, 2019

A person went overboard from the cruise ship Costa Pacifica last night, according to passengers who reported the incident. Costa Pacifica was en route to Malaga and suddenly changed course just before sailing to the strait of Gibraltar, going back to search for the missing person.

Indian Crewmember Medevacked from Costa Luminosa

Oct 08, 2019

A crewmember from the cruise ship Costa Luminosa was evacuated yesterday off the coast of Greece. The Greek Coast Guard watchstanders at the port of Pyols received a request from the captain of the ship for the medevac of a 22-year-old Indian male crewmember.

Costa Venezia to serve as hotel ship for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Oct 07, 2019

Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that the largest ship introduced by Costa Cruises to the Asian market Costa Venezia, will serve as a hotel ship during the 2020 Winter Olympic Games. Costa Venezia will be berthed for 6 days at the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal (Koto Ward, Koto-Ku) during the Olympics. 

Crew Member Injured on Costa Fortuna

Aug 03, 2019

A 28-year-old female Filipino crew member on the cruise ship Costa Fortuna was evacuated by the Italian Coast Guard yesterday, August 2, 2019, after she suffered serious head injury onboard. According to local sources, the incident was reported late in the evening while the ship was near Sanremo, Italy. The crew member slipped in her cabin and sustained a serious head injury from the fall. 

Costa Cruises signs the “Genoa Blue” Agreement

Jul 29, 2019

Costa Cruises has signed the Agreement "Genoa Blue", an initiative promoted by the Italian Coast Guard. According to the agreement the cruise ships will use fuel with sulfur content below 0.10% when entering the ports of Genoa and Savona. Existing legislation has already regulated this limit when the ships are docked, but the new resolution also establishes this rule before ships enter the ports.

Indian Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Cruise Ship

Jul 04, 2019

We are very sad to report that an Indian crew member employed by the Italian company Costa Cruises, died from a heart attack onboard the cruise ship Costa Luminosa.

Costa Cruises Crew Fed Up With Low Bandwidth And High Internet Prices

Mar 08, 2019

A crew member send us an email expressing his frustration about the onboard internet prices and low bandwidth on Costa Cruises ships. The crew member says “Costa Cruise is making huge revenue with the internet for the crew. The crew in Costa is paying 7 cents per minute for extremely slow internet. In all the other companies there are very convenient internet packages for the crew. Costa does not want to renounce to the revenue from the crew.  A Strike needs to be organized soon!”

7th anniversary of Costa Concordia disaster - We will never forget these heroes

Jan 13, 2019

Today, January 13, 2019, marks the 7th anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster which left 32 dead and 4,000 passengers and crew traumatized, after the cruise ship run aground at Isola del Giglio, an island off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.

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