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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 Launches New Campaign "Live Your Wonder"

Oct 02, 2023

Costa Cruises returns to the world of advertising with a new international campaign, marking the start of a new strategic and creative journey. The creative concept at the heart of this campaign, curated by Herezie, revolves around the belief that the most effective way to convey the experiences of a Costa cruise, where the sea and destinations harmoniously coexist, is through the emotions they evoke in their guests.

Fugitive Arrested on Costa Smeralda

Sep 18, 2023

Matteo Romano, age 56, who had been on the run since 2018 after a conviction for drug trafficking and evasion, was apprehended during a family cruise. Romano, who had been living in Spain's Balearic Islands, had evaded authorities for years. Italian police received a tip that he was aboard the cruise ship Costa Smeralda departing from Palma de Mallorca.

Costa Cruises Introduces "Palermo No Mafia Tour"

Aug 29, 2023

Costa Cruises has embarked on a significant initiative to promote ethical and responsible tourism by offering its guests a unique experience during their stay in Palermo. Every Thursday, when the Costa Smeralda cruise ship docks in Palermo, passengers will have the opportunity to participate in the 'Palermo No Mafia Tour'.

Starlink Added to First Costa Cruises Ship

Jul 18, 2023

Costa Cruises has announced the successful integration of SpaceX's Starlink broadband service onto its flagship Costa Toscana. 

Cruise Ship Positions With Extra Time Off

Jun 14, 2023

Working on a cruise ship offers a unique and exciting experience, but it also comes with challenges. One such challenge is the availability of time off for different positions onboard. In this article, we delve into various jobs on cruise ships and explore the likelihood of getting time off for each role.

Costa Serena Restarts Cruises in Asia

Jun 05, 2023

Costa Cruises has announced the much-anticipated return of Costa Serena to service in Asia. Following two successful cruises between Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Costa Serena set sail today from the port of Busan in South Korea, with Nagasaki and Yatsushiro in Japan as its next destinations. This marks a significant milestone as the first outbound cruise to resume in South Korea after the lifting of travel restrictions.

Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drug Bust on Cruise Ship: Four Brazilians Arrested in Marseille with 95 Kilos of Cocaine

May 16, 2023

French authorities have successfully thwarted a major drug smuggling attempt, seizing 95 kilograms of cocaine and apprehending four Brazilian nationals, consisting of one man and three women, who used a cruise ship for their illicit activities.

Costa Group CEO unexpectedly steps down

Apr 06, 2023

Michael Thamm is no longer CEO of Costa Group. The trade press reported this development, citing an announcement from Josh Weinstein, the president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Costa Group, which encompasses the Costa and Aida Cruises brands.

Carnival Venezia Joins Carnival Cruise Line Fleet

Mar 23, 2023

Carnival Cruise Line has officially welcomed its latest addition to the fleet, formerly known as Costa Venezia, now named Carnival Venezia. The ship is currently in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain for renovation, including a new paint job and upgrades to many areas around the vessel. The ship was handed over to Carnival Captain Claudio Cupisti by Costa Cruises Captain Tihomir Muzic, with members from both companies in attendance.