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Costa NeoRomantica Sold to Celestyal Cruises

Jul 16, 2020

The Greek cruise line Celestyal Cruises announced today that the company have entered into agreements with Costa Cruises for the acquisition of Costa NeoRomantica. An agreement with Costa Crociere SpA for the acquisition of the Costa neoRomantica cruise ship on favorable terms has been signed through its subsidiary Louis Group.

Costa Cruises Plans to Re-start Voyages on 7 Ships in 5 Phases

Jul 11, 2020

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises plans to resume sailings on seven of it’s cruise ships by the end of January 2021. According to the presentation, in the first phase of the plan only Italian guests will board the cruise ships, with limited occupancy and strict health and safety protocols. The first ships to resume cruising will sail round trips to Italian ports and with a possible stop in Valleta, Malta, according to the plan.

Costa Cruises: 200 Indonesian crew members repatriated from Manila

Jul 10, 2020

200 Indonesian crew members from the Costa Cruises ships anchored off the coast of Manila bay were repatriated yesterday evening.

Costa Mediterranea Heading to Singapore After Completing Crew Repatriation in Manila Bay

Jul 03, 2020

With the disembarkation of the last group of Italian crew and supervisors which was finalized yesterday, the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea has finally completed repatriation of all crew members on board. After disembarking the Indonesian crew in Jakarta, Costa Mediterranea arrived in Manila Bay on June 22, to repatriate around 700 Filipino crew. 

Costa Mediterranea Arrives in the Philippines to Repatriate 700 Filipino crew

Jun 22, 2020

About 700 Costa Cruises Filipino crew members will disembark from the Costa Mediterranea on 26-27 June. The cruise ship arrived this morning on June 22, at 7 am at the anchorage point off the coast of Manila.

Costa Mediterranea Arrives in Jakarta to Repatriate the Indonesia Crew

Jun 15, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Mediterranea arrived today off the coast of Jakarta to disembark the Indonesian crew members. Around 400 Indonesian crew members are doing disembarkation at 7 am on the morning escorted by the Indonesian navy and Coast Guard. The disembarkation procedure will take place 7 am to 12noon for all Indonesian crew members who will disembark today., and the ship will stay off the coast of Jakarta till tomorrow.

Costa Prepares for Potential Restart Of Cruises In August

Jun 14, 2020

Costa Cruises is preparing to restart a limited number of vessels in the upcoming month of August. According to an internal document obtained by Crew Center the company has addressed the crew who are still on board the ships asking them to continue, or extend original contracts and support this vital restart of operations. Several crew members mentioned that the company plans to restart first the cruise ships Costa Diadema and Costa Smeralda at the beginning of August.

Costa Mediterranea To Arrive in Indonesia and the Philippines on 14 and 22 of June

Jun 05, 2020

The latest update regarding Costa Cruises repatriation plan for the Indonesian and Filipino crew members sailing on the Costa Mediterranea is that the ship will arrive in Indonesia on June 14, and The Philipines on June 22. A fellow crew member sailing on the Mediterranea sent us the following message:

Costa Atlantica leaves Japan After a Month in Quarantine, Crew Express Gratitude to the Japanese Authorities

Jun 02, 2020

After a Month's Quarantine Costa Atlantica has finally left Japan and is heading to the Philippines.

Costa Mediterranea Set Sail Today To Repatriate Filipino and Indonesian Crew

May 15, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Mediterranea has set sail today from the port of Brindisi, Italy on a long journey to Asia to repatriate Indonesian and Filipino crew members home. The voyage will take the crew through the Suez Canal and make an anchorage to do bunkering operation. Costa Mediterranea will arrive in Muscat on May 27, for loading of goods, and the same day the ship will set sail to Singapore. 

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