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8th Anniversary of Costa Concordia Disaster – The True Heroes

Jan 13, 2020

Today, January 13, marks the 8th anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster which left 32 dead, 157 injured in the tragedy 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 Smeralda Cancels Stop in Marseille

Dec 18, 2019

Following the protests in France, the cruise ship Costa Smeralda has canceled its scheduled arrival in Marseille. Instead, the first LNG powered cruise ship for Costa Cruises will sail directly to Italy. During her inaugural voyage, the ship departed from the Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku on December 5. The first stop was in Barcelona where the ship refueled its LNG tanks and was presented to the Spanish market in a grand ceremony.

Costa Smeralda joins Costa Cruises fleet

Dec 06, 2019

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises took delivery of the cruise ship Costa Smeralda, a new flagship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fossil fuel with low environmental impact that represents a real novelty in the cruise sector. The delivery ceremony took place at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland), where the ship was built. Costa Smeralda is the first ship of the Costa fleet to use liquefied natural gas both in port and at sea.

Port of Venice Fundraiser – Costa Cruises Donates 100,000 Euros

Nov 16, 2019

A fundraiser to support Venice devastating flooding was organized by the Port Authorities. Pino Musolino, President of the Port of Venice sent a letter to all cruise lines calling to Venice, asking for their help and support. 

Costa Cruises floats out the new ship Costa Firenze

Nov 08, 2019

Costa Cruises and Fincantieri celebrated the official float-out of the latest cruise ship Costa Firenze. As part of the official float-out ceremony, Costa Firenze touched the sea for the very first time.

Costa Cruises Captain Pietro Sinisi Awarded for Rescue at Sea

Oct 31, 2019

The Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) awarded Costa Cruises Captain Pietro Sinisi for saving the crew of a cargo ship which was on fire in the Aegean Sea. Captain Sinisi received this prestigious award in Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington DC, during the annual award ceremony.

New delays for the launching of Costa Smeralda

Oct 30, 2019

The shipyard Meyer Turku announced further delay in the construction of the latest flagship for Costa Cruises, Costa Smeralda. Following this delay, the first voyage is now set for 21 December 2019 when Costa Smeralda will depart from Savona, Italy. The itinerary, which will be repeated until 16 May 2020, remains unchanged: Savona (Saturday), Marseille (Sunday), Barcelona (Monday), Palma di Maiorca (Tuesday), Civitavecchia (Thursday) and La Spezia (Friday).

Person Overboard from Costa Pacifica

Oct 11, 2019

A person went overboard from the cruise ship Costa Pacifica last night, according to passengers who reported the incident. Costa Pacifica was en route to Malaga and suddenly changed course just before sailing to the strait of Gibraltar, going back to search for the missing person.

Indian Crewmember Medevacked from Costa Luminosa

Oct 08, 2019

A crewmember from the cruise ship Costa Luminosa was evacuated yesterday off the coast of Greece. The Greek Coast Guard watchstanders at the port of Pyols received a request from the captain of the ship for the medevac of a 22-year-old Indian male crewmember.

Costa Venezia to serve as hotel ship for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Oct 07, 2019

Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that the largest ship introduced by Costa Cruises to the Asian market Costa Venezia, will serve as a hotel ship during the 2020 Winter Olympic Games. Costa Venezia will be berthed for 6 days at the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal (Koto Ward, Koto-Ku) during the Olympics. 

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