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Costa Cruises Temporarily Suspends Global Cruise Operations

Mar 14, 2020

Following the recent global developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has decided to voluntarily suspend voyages on all of its cruise ships  Costa Cruises announces they will put on hold the global operations of their vessels, impacting voyages until April 3, 2020. The decision was taken as the global spread of the Coronavirus is calling for extraordinary measures and for the resolute contribution of all stakeholders to stop the outbreak. 

Costa Cruises Cancels Embarkations From Italian Ports

Mar 10, 2020

Today the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises, announced they will not allow embarkation of passengers from Italian ports until April 3. The cancelations come after the Italian government imposed travel restrictions across the country. Voyages currently underway will stop in Italian ports only to allow guests to disembark and return home, the company said in a statement.

Crew on Standby as Cruise Lines Cancel Sign-on Dates due to Coronavirus Scare

Mar 01, 2020

The cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus scare in Asia with more than 80 voyages cancelled by several cruise lines, and seven ports closed in the region.

Coronavirus scare onboard Costa Smeralda

Jan 30, 2020

More than 6,000 guests and 1600 crew members have been put on lockdown today on the cruise ship Costa Smeralda after a suspected case of coronavirus was detected onboard Costa Cruises flagship. Costa Smeralda is in the port of Civitavecchia and is undergoing checks by Italian health authorities. 

Costa Cruises Asia Crew Notice of Coronavirus

Jan 28, 2020

Following the Novel Coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in China, Costa Cruises has released the following information for crew regarding the canceled voyages on four of their cruise ships currently sailing from Chinese ports. Costa cruise ships will remain in their homeports with all crew members onboard following the policies and regulations imposed by health authorities.

Cruise Lines Respond to Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020

In just three weeks, an outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan throughout Asia and as far as the United States, to become a global threat. As of January 23, the National Health Commission announced the number of infected patients by the virus has gone to 830, while the death toll has risen to 26 people.

8th Anniversary of Costa Concordia Disaster – The True Heroes

Jan 13, 2020

Today, January 13, marks the 8th anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster which left 32 dead, 157 injured in the tragedy 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.

Costa Smeralda Cancels Stop in Marseille

Dec 18, 2019

Following the protests in France, the cruise ship Costa Smeralda has canceled its scheduled arrival in Marseille. Instead, the first LNG powered cruise ship for Costa Cruises will sail directly to Italy. During her inaugural voyage, the ship departed from the Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku on December 5. The first stop was in Barcelona where the ship refueled its LNG tanks and was presented to the Spanish market in a grand ceremony.

Costa Smeralda joins Costa Cruises fleet

Dec 06, 2019

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises took delivery of the cruise ship Costa Smeralda, a new flagship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fossil fuel with low environmental impact that represents a real novelty in the cruise sector. The delivery ceremony took place at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland), where the ship was built. Costa Smeralda is the first ship of the Costa fleet to use liquefied natural gas both in port and at sea.

Port of Venice Fundraiser – Costa Cruises Donates 100,000 Euros

Nov 16, 2019

A fundraiser to support Venice devastating flooding was organized by the Port Authorities. Pino Musolino, President of the Port of Venice sent a letter to all cruise lines calling to Venice, asking for their help and support.