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Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drug Bust on Cruise Ship: Four Brazilians Arrested in Marseille with 95 Kilos of Cocaine

May 16, 2023

French authorities have successfully thwarted a major drug smuggling attempt, seizing 95 kilograms of cocaine and apprehending four Brazilian nationals, consisting of one man and three women, who used a cruise ship for their illicit activities.

Costa Group CEO unexpectedly steps down

Apr 06, 2023

Michael Thamm is no longer CEO of Costa Group. The trade press reported this development, citing an announcement from Josh Weinstein, the president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Costa Group, which encompasses the Costa and Aida Cruises brands.

Carnival Venezia Joins Carnival Cruise Line Fleet

Mar 23, 2023

Carnival Cruise Line has officially welcomed its latest addition to the fleet, formerly known as Costa Venezia, now named Carnival Venezia. The ship is currently in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain for renovation, including a new paint job and upgrades to many areas around the vessel. The ship was handed over to Carnival Captain Claudio Cupisti by Costa Cruises Captain Tihomir Muzic, with members from both companies in attendance.

Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Diadema

Feb 22, 2023

We are deeply saddened to share the death of Costa Diadema crew member Amri Bin Mujono. The 55-year-old Indonesian National who was working in the engine department was found dead in his cabin by fellow crew members. 

The ship officers reported the death to the Italian maritime officials at the port of Cagliari, where the body was handed over to the authorities on February 20.

8 Tips for Rude Cruise Guests – How to behave appropriately and get extra service

Feb 22, 2023

Sometimes I felt like being on the edge of a cliff. When am I going to see my family again? How could my managers on board the ship be unfair? 

On top of all those concerns, some unpleasant guests are among my regular daily challenges. However, no matter how hard it was, I always kept in mind that the darkest hour of the night always comes just before dawn.

Costa partners with Proman for use of methanol as propulsion fuel

Feb 16, 2023

Costa Group, the leading cruise operator in Europe with its two brands Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the methanol producer Proman, to further implement methanol as a marine fuel for the cruise industry.

Costa Magica Sold to Seajets - Ship Renamed Mykonos Magic

Feb 09, 2023

The cruise ship Costa Magica has been sold to the Greek ferry operator and the largest cruise ship owner in the country, Seajets. According to Greek media reports, the cruise ship was renamed to Mykonos Magic and is now flying the flag of Bermuda.

Costa Cruises Returns to Asia with Costa Serena

Feb 02, 2023

Costa Cruises announced its comeback in Asia with the cruise ship Costa Serena. From June to September 2023, Costa Serena will offer thirty “charter” voyages, in collaboration with local Asian partners. The signing of the agreements took place in Dubai, aboard Costa Toscana, the flagship of the fleet deployed in the Arabian Gulf for the entire winter season 2022/23.

Carnival Corporation to Roll Out Starlink on Cruise Ships Across its Global Fleet

Jan 18, 2023

Carnival Corporation has signed a deal for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service and is already rolling out high-speed connectivity on Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises ships. Carnival announced today plans to install Starlink on almost 100 cruise ships sailing for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Australia, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, and Cunard.