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Costa Smeralda Hosts 74th Italian Music Festival in Sanremo

Feb 05, 2024

Costa Smeralda has arrived in Sanremo, ready to serve as the second stage for the 74th Sanremo Music Festival. This unique event takes place at sea, offering an exclusive experience for VIP guests and music lovers. The festival, now in its third consecutive year aboard Costa Cruises ships, promises a memorable journey filled with entertainment and excitement.

Arrivederci Costa Firenze – Hello Carnival Firenze!

Jan 22, 2024

On January 21, 2024, Costa Firenze bid farewell to its last voyage under the banner of Costa Cruises, concluding a two-week Mediterranean and Canary Islands cruise with a final stop in Savona. The next stop is Cadiz, Spain where the ship will undergo dry-dock at Navantia shipyard and will be rebranded as Carnival Firenze.

Costa Serena arrives in India

Nov 06, 2023

Costa Cruises officially launched its domestic cruise programme for Indian travelers with the arrival of the Costa Serena at its home port in Mumbai on Saturday. The Italian-flagged is poised to embark on a variety of sailings featuring 2, 3, and 5-night voyages departing from various ports, including Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, and the Island of Agatti in Lakshadweep. This enticing venture is scheduled to commence on November 4, 2023, and extend until January 11, 2024.

Costa Cruises Strengthens Leadership Structure

Oct 18, 2023

Costa Cruises has announced the evolution of its organizational structure through significant changes that will take effect on November 1, 2023. Roberto Alberti will assume the new role of Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer, reporting directly to Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises. In this new role, Alberti will oversee the functions of Finance, IT, Legal, Corporate Communication, and Government Relations.

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.