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Costa Toscana Completes Sea Trials and Marks Coin Ceremony

Oct 28, 2021

Costa Toscana has successfully completed sea trials—a series of tests to verify the proper functioning of systems, equipment and LNG (liquefied natural gas) engines. Now, the ship is back at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, for additional work prior to the vessel's delivery to Costa Cruises in December 2021. Costa Toscana is Costa’s second ship powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.

Stern releases ranking of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships

Oct 14, 2021

The German weekly magazine Stern together with Scope ESG Analysis published a list of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships. The ranking is based 70% on the environmental score and 30% on a safety score, the report said. For the environmental score, it was taken in consideration how much CO2 a cruise ship emits with regard to the climate targets to be achieved. The report shows to what extent the cruise lines miss, achieve or exceed these goals.

Ita and Costa Cruises sign letter of intent for fly & cruise packages

Oct 13, 2021

ITA and Costa Cruises have signed a letter of intent that aims to define joint commercial initiatives for the promotion of the new products and services. The bilateral partnership between Ita which succeeds Alitalia and Costa Cruises “predicts that Ita be identified by Costa as the “preferred air carrier for cruise travel to medium and long destinations,” guaranteeing fly & cruise services.

Costa Toscana starts sea trials

Oct 12, 2021

Costa Cruise’s latest LNG-powered XL-class ship Costa Toscana, headed out to sea trials on Monday, Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku said. During the sea trials the ship’s operations and equipment will be tested for a little over a week, after returning back to the shipyard, the shipyard added. Assisted by the tugs, the ship left Meyer Turku while the event was witnessed by a large number of people gathered on nearby shores.

Costa confirms Brazilian season with Smeralda and Fascinosa

Oct 05, 2021

Costa Cruises has confirmed the redeployment of the cruise ships Costa Smeralda and Costa Fascinosa for the 2021/22 Brazilian season. Besides the good news for the Brazilian cruise lovers, that Costa Cruises will travel around the country with two cruise ships, the additional happy moment to celebrate the confirmation is the launching of the cruises with special benefits for Christmas and New Year aboard Costa Smeralda embarking from Santos and the Costa Fascinosa, from Rio De Janeiro.

Brazil To Kick-Start 2021/2022 Cruise Season With Arrival of 7 Cruise Ships

Oct 05, 2021

Brazil returns on the cruise map with the long-awaited popular cruises for the 2021/2022 season. So far two cruise lines have confirmed deployment of seven cruise ships arriving in November 2021. The ships expected for 2021/22 are Seaside, Splendida, Preziosa, Sinfonia, from MSC Cruises, and the cruise ships Smeralda and Fascinosa, from Costa Cruises.

New Costa Cruises logo presented onboard Costa Smeralda

Oct 04, 2021

Costa Cruises has revealed the new logo of the iconic “C” revealing the next chapter in the company’s history. The presentation of the new logo as well as the vision into the future was presented onboard Costa Smeralda by Mario Zanetti, General Manager of Costa Cruises.

Passengers Test Positive For Covid-19 Onboard Costa Smeralda

Aug 09, 2021

Several passengers tested positive for Covid-19 onboard the ship Costa Smeralda during a cruise to the Mediterranean. Costa Cruises announced, six members of two families tested positive on the ship, which docked in Marseille, France yesterday.

Costa Cruises Online Recruiting Day - Check the open positions!

Aug 02, 2021

The Italian cruise company Costa Cruises is organizing a Digital Recruiting Event, which will take place on the 1st and 2nd September 2021. This online event is aimed at recruiting crew on Costa cruise ships in the catering, hotel, hospitality and entertainment departments.

Costa Cruises crew get COVID-19 vaccines at Port of Savona

Jul 01, 2021

Costa Cruises crew members began getting their COVID-19 shot this morning at the Port of Savona, Italy. According to our source, Costa Firenze arrived today in Savona to vaccinate 1040 crew members currently onboard the ship. With the assistance of the local government, the crew received the jab at the Costa Cruises passenger terminal Palacrociere.