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Costa Luminosa To Restart Cruises This Sunday

May 14, 2021

This morning the cruise ship Costa Luminosa arrived at the port of Trieste, Italy for the final preparations ahead of the restart of cruise operations this weekend.

Today Costa Cruises restarts operations with Costa Smeralda

May 01, 2021

Today, May 1st Costa resumes cruise operations, with its LNG-powered flagship Costa Smeralda. as the first vessel in the fleet to start cruising with guests. The start of cruise operations was celebrated this morning in the presence of the Costa Cruises General Manager Mario Zanetti, and the local authorities, including the mayor of Savona Ilaria Caprioglio.

Costa To Restart 4 Cruise Ships This Summer in Europe

Apr 23, 2021

Costa Cruises officially presented the program for summer 2021, which will start on May 1, with Costa Smeralda. The company decided to focus on destinations in the Mediterranean, close to the European guests offering cruises on Costa Deliziosa and Costa Luminosa in the Eastern Mediterranean and Costa Smeralda together with Costa Firenze in the Western Mediterranean.

Costa Cruises postpones restart for May

Mar 22, 2021

Costa Cruises has postponed the restart of its ships and will start sailing from May.

Costa Cruises chooses Sanremo Festival for the campaign "The most beautiful journey on earth is on the sea"

Mar 02, 2021

This evening Italy's most glamorous festival Sanremo kicks off, the music festival that captures the soul of the country each year. This year there will be no audience at the Ariston theatre because of COVID-19 restrictions and the music extravaganza will go live on TV by the state broadcaster RAI. 

Costa will offer cruises to France, Spain, Greece and Croatia from May 2021

Feb 17, 2021

Two Costa cruise ships are getting ready to set sail again and offer guests holidays with enhanced health and safety protocols. The restart is scheduled for March 27, with the departure of the flagship Costa Smeralda, sailing guests to beautiful Italian destinations, with 3- and 4-day mini-cruises or alternatively a 7-day cruise, calling at Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari.

Costa Cruises Turns Its Cruise Terminal Into Covid-19 Vaccination Site

Feb 13, 2021

Today Costa Cruises passenger terminal Palacrociere in Savona will be available as a Covid-19 vaccination site for people over the age of 80. As part of the "Silver Vaccine Day" campaign in Italy, Costa Cruises decided to open the cruise terminal in the fight against the virus, once again showing its contribution, solidarity and genuine care as a socially responsible company.

Carnival Corporation Confirms Cyber Attack and Ransomware on Costa and AIDA IT Systems

Feb 09, 2021

Carnival Corporation has confirmed a security breach, admitting to suffering unauthorized access and ransomware attack on two of the company’s brands information technology systems.

Costa Smeralda Hits Crane In Savona

Jan 22, 2021

An accident happen this morning in the port of Savona during a docking maneuver of the cruise ship Costa Smeralda. The vessel hit and damaged a cargo crane, and one of the ship's lifeboats on the port side detached and crashed into the sea. The port authorities are investigating the accident and damages to the pier and the vessel.

Brightwell Adds Extra Security With 3D Face Recognition

Jan 15, 2021

The leading fintech company providing payment services for seafarers on the world's major cruise lines announced a new 3D face recognition feature called “FaceCheck”. Adding extra security to the crew members accounts Brightwell says the new feature will bring an additional layer of assurance and fraud prevention to the accounts.