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Plague in Madagascar: Costa and Aida Cruises Cancel Calls

Nov 09, 2017

Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have canceled all cruise ship calls to Madagascar due to the pneumonic plague on the big island. Madagascar is currently facing an unusual epidemic affecting geographically extensive areas on the island with new cases reported in recent days.

Comedy Cruise on Costa Diadema

Nov 06, 2017

On March 10, 2018, the cruise ship Costa Diadema will set sail on a weeklong Comedy Voyage together with the most popular Italian comedians: Andrea Carlini, Andrea Di Marco, Gabri Gabra, Antonio Ornano, Enzo Paci, Andrea Possa, Daniele Raco, Marco Rinaldi and Nando Timoteo.

Costa Cruises warns passengers of potential civil unrest in Barcelona

Oct 25, 2017

Costa Cruises has issued a letter warning passengers about the potential risks in Barcelona. In the letter, guests are advised to avoid mixing with "large political concentrations in the vicinity of Government buildings, and Security Forces” because it “may produce political rallies or demonstrations announced at short notice or without prior notice. "

Costa Cruises: The first cruise line to implement Smart Working

Oct 13, 2017

The Italian cruise company Costa Cruises, started a pilot program enabling their employees to work one day per week from their homes. The program named “Sm @ rt Working Costa - Moving Forward" will allow all 1300 office employees in Italy, and abroad opportunity to choose one day a week to work from home or at another suitable place of their choice.

Shakira and Costa Cruises to build a school in Colombia

Oct 03, 2017

Costa Cruises and the superstar Shakira presented the official start of the donation project “Building Happiness” for construction of a school in Colombia. The project by the Pies Descalzos Foundation aims to help disadvantaged families and children in Colombia by providing access to quality education.

Costa Cruises Chef Competes in Barilla Pasta World Championship

Oct 02, 2017

This year the annual Barilla Pasta World Championship took place in Milan and Parma from 27 to 29 September. The competition organized by Barilla, world’s market leader in pasta production, was under the guidance of five award-winning Italian chefs and two international experts.

Costa Cruises Partners With the Italian Football Club Juventus

Sep 25, 2017

Costa Cruises and Juventus announced the agreement for a new regional partnership in Asia. The Italian Cruise Line and Football Club will work together to offer guests of all ages a series of innovative entertainment experiences aboard such as the history of Juventus in the "Juventus Museum" corner, access the official branded merchandising at the Juventus Store, thematic content on TV in each cabin.

Costa Cruises first LNG vessel to be named Costa Smeralda

Sep 13, 2017

Costa Cruises revealed the name of its latest cruise ship, Costa Smeralda set to debut in October 2019. The news was announced during the steel cutting ceremony today at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Costa Smeralda will be the first vessel in Costa Cruises Fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The vessel will exceed 180,000 gross tons with more than 2,600 staterooms for a total capacity of 6,600 passengers onboard.

Costa Cruises to Implement Zero Tolerance Alcohol Policy For Officers

Aug 12, 2017

Zero alcohol policy for all no discrimination. This comment on the social media by Costa Cruises Chief Electrical Engineer Roberto Pibiri sparked huge debate between crew and officers. As of August 19th, Costa Cruises will implement zero tolerance alcohol policy for employees working in the engine department, bridge officers, medical and deck department. This means that they are not allowed have alcohol in the crew bar, disco or any bars aboard the ship.

Gerard Piqué stars in Costa Cruises Mannequin Challenge Video

Jun 18, 2017

The famous FC Barcelona football player, Gerard Piqué is the protagonist of the latest Mannequin Challenge promotional video for the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises. The latest video starring the Barcelona defender, shown below, is truly unique, with the main focus of life on board the cruise ships, an experience that the player has been able to enjoy.

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