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Latest news related to Costa Cruises and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Costa cruise ships told by the crew.

Costa Pacifica to Homeport in Taranto for 2023 Summer Season

Oct 31, 2022

Costa Cruises announced that the cruise ship Costa Pacifica will homeport in Taranto starting June 3 to October 7 2023 offering seven-night voyages, to the Greek islands.

Cruise Lines Update: Crew Mask Policy

Oct 17, 2022

As the health situation related to COVID-19 continues to improve across the world, most cruise lines have started to relax the mask policy for the crew. Crew Center has talked to crew members working on several major cruise lines to find out what are the latest crew mask policies. Surprisingly most of them said that masks are now optional and not a requirement in all crew and guest areas.

Brazil eliminates Covid vaccination requirements for cruise passengers

Oct 06, 2022

Preparations for the upcoming South American cruise season are well underway, with a record number of cruise ships scheduled to visit 17 destinations in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The 2022/2023 season will be the longest one in the past decade, spanning from October 29, 2022 to April 20, 2023. The leaders in the region’s cruise market MSC and Costa Cruises will deploy a total of eight ships.

Letter from Costa crew member: How do we fit in the future of our company with ship transfers and lay-ups?

Sep 28, 2022

Crew Center received a letter from Costa Cruises crew member expressing his concerns about the latest transfer of Costa Luminosa, and two additional ships to Carnival Cruise Line, in regards to what will happen to the crew and the future of the company. Lack of clarity when and if other Costa ships, currently in lay-up, are expected to restart, is leaving many crew members in limbo. 

Join CruiSea the social app for guests and crew

Sep 16, 2022

Welcome to CruiSea, the most advanced social app for guests and crew to meet, connect and benefit from the discounts in ports or aboard the ships.

After years in preparation by cruise industry seasoned professionals and IT specialists, CruiSea is proud to present its final product of this unique app. CruiSea bringing the cruise community together and boosting the social ship life.

Costa Appoints Luigi Stefanelli General Manager for France

Sep 13, 2022

Luigi Stefanelli expands his responsibilities at Costa Cruises. In addition to maintaining his position as Costa Cruises General Manager for Spain and Portugal, he will now be in charge for the French market, thus leading the second and third most important markets after Italy.

Costa Luminosa completes final voyage for Costa Cruises

Sep 06, 2022

Costa Luminosa has completed its final voyage as a Costa Cruises ship and is now one step closer to joining Carnival Cruise Line as Carnival Luminosa.

What's next for the soon-to-be hybrid cruise ship? When she arrived in Trieste, Italy on Sunday, September 4, 2022, Costa Luminosa officially completed her final sailing with Costa Cruises.

European Court Rejects Appeal of Costa Concordia Captain

Aug 15, 2022

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected the appeal against the 16-year sentence for the Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino. "No violation of rights and freedoms is found," claims the court.

Masks Policy Reintroduced on Costa Fascinosa

Aug 02, 2022

In an attempt to contain the spread of the Coronavirus among the cruise passangers and crew Costa Cruises has reintroduced the obligation to wear masks aboard Costa Fascinosa. Captain Mario Moretta, in coordination with the company and the medical staff on board, has informed guests in a letter distributed to their staterooms

Costa Concordia Crew Member Honored Gold Medal for Civil Valor - Giuseppe lost his life to save two children

Jul 25, 2022

Finally, after 10 years the Italian Republic will honor the late Costa Cruises crew member Giuseppe Girolamo, with the highest award for Civil Valor. The award honors Giuseppe’s act of exceptional courage that clearly manifest solidarity, recognizing his heroic act to save others during the Costa Concordia disaster.