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Crew Member Injured on Costa Fortuna

Aug 03, 2019

A 28-year-old female Filipino crew member on the cruise ship Costa Fortuna was evacuated by the Italian Coast Guard yesterday, August 2, 2019, after she suffered serious head injury onboard. According to local sources, the incident was reported late in the evening while the ship was near Sanremo, Italy. The crew member slipped in her cabin and sustained a serious head injury from the fall. 

Costa Cruises signs the “Genoa Blue” Agreement

Jul 29, 2019

Costa Cruises has signed the Agreement "Genoa Blue", an initiative promoted by the Italian Coast Guard. According to the agreement the cruise ships will use fuel with sulfur content below 0.10% when entering the ports of Genoa and Savona. Existing legislation has already regulated this limit when the ships are docked, but the new resolution also establishes this rule before ships enter the ports.

Indian Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Cruise Ship

Jul 04, 2019

We are very sad to report that an Indian crew member employed by the Italian company Costa Cruises, died from a heart attack onboard the cruise ship Costa Luminosa.

Costa Cruises Crew Fed Up With Low Bandwidth And High Internet Prices

Mar 08, 2019

A crew member send us an email expressing his frustration about the onboard internet prices and low bandwidth on Costa Cruises ships. The crew member says “Costa Cruise is making huge revenue with the internet for the crew. The crew in Costa is paying 7 cents per minute for extremely slow internet. In all the other companies there are very convenient internet packages for the crew. Costa does not want to renounce to the revenue from the crew.  A Strike needs to be organized soon!”

7th anniversary of Costa Concordia disaster - We will never forget these heroes

Jan 13, 2019

Today, January 13, 2019, marks the 7th anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster which left 32 dead 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 Luminosa Recognized by Hellenic Coast Guard For Rescuing Crew From Burning Ship

Dec 20, 2018

Captain and the crew of the cruise ship Costa Luminosa were presented with a plaque by the Hellenic Coast Guard for the rescue of 11 crew members from the cargo ship "Kilic 1". Captain Pietro Sinisi is pictured here receiving the recognition on behalf of all shipboard personnel on Costa Luminosa from the Hellenic Coast Guard.

New Chinese concessioner opens its first duty free store on cruise ship

Dec 03, 2018

A new player in the international duty-free market has just started to operate its first stores on the Costa Cruises ship, Costa Atlantica. After some fierce competition from many international duty-free companies back in July this year, China Duty Free Group CDFG has won the tender launched by Carnival Corporation for operating retail shops on Costa Atlantica.

Penelope Cruz Stars in the new Costa Cruises Promo Video

Nov 28, 2018

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises presented a new campaign with a video spot starring Penelope Cruz in which she will become a beautiful mermaid, enchanted by the sound coming from the Costa cruise ship.

Costa Cruises to Donate Food Surpluses to Barcelona Banc dels Aliments

Nov 22, 2018

The food prepared on board the Costa cruise ships not served to the guests from now on will be distributed to the ones who need it the most. The Spanish organization “Banc dels Aliments” and Costa Cruises signed an agreement for the food surplus to be distributed, among different NGOs in Barcelona.

Costa Luminosa Rescues 11 Crew Members From Burning Cargo Ship

Nov 22, 2018

Around midnight on November 20, the Italian cruise ship Costa Luminosa, sailing to the port of Katakolo, Greece received a request for intervention by the Greek Coast Guard Center in Piraeus. The SOS signal was sent by the Turkish cargo ship “Kilic 1” who was in serious trouble due to fire on board.

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