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Costa Cruises Captain Receives Bronze Medal of Merit for Rescue Operations Of The Burning Ship Kilic

Jul 21, 2022

Costa Cruises commander, Captain Pietro Sinisi was awarded with the Bronze Medal of Merit by Marina. The ceremony took place yesterday in Rome, at the General Command of the Port Authority Corps - Coast Guard, in the presence of the Commander General, Chief Inspector Admiral Nicola Carlone. 

Carnival Cruise Line to Operate Two Costa Cruise Ships in North America

Jun 22, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line is teaming up with Costa Cruises to create a new concept for North American guests when n COSTA® by CARNIVAL® debuts in the spring of 2023 with Costa Venezia sailings from New York. The Costa Venice will be followed by the Costa Florence, which will arrive in the spring of 2024 to sail from Long Beach.

Costa Toscana christening ceremony held in Barcelona

Jun 17, 2022

Costa Cruises celebrates today at the port of Barcelona the naming ceremony of Costa Toscana, the latest flagship of the Italian cruise line. Godmother of the ship is Chanel Terrero Martínez, singer, actress and dancer who rose to success at the latest edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Costa Fortuna Resumes Cruises

Jun 13, 2022

The cruise ship Costa Fortuna set sail on its first voyage after more than two years due to the pandemic. On June 11, the ship of the Italian cruise company Costa Cruises again greeted guests in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Costa Cruises Launches Eurovision Ad Campaign

May 12, 2022

After the success at the Sanremo Festival, Costa Cruises one of the six national sponsors of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, launched the Eliovision, an alternative 'festival' connected by international waters aboard Costa Toscana. Elio and Le Storie Tese organized the event by launching an appeal on social media to find the right location and receiving an invitation from Fabio Rovazzi.

Costa Venezia Starts Turkey And Greece Cruises From Istanbul

May 03, 2022

This weekend Costa Venezia made her debut at the new state-of-the-art Galataport in Istanbul with a series of new voyages to Turkey and Greece. The new Turkey program includes three different itineraries, all roundtrip from Istanbul.

Costa Luminosa crew member transferred to hospital after suffering a heart attack

Apr 27, 2022

A crew member of the cruise ship Costa Luminosa was medically evacuated at the port of Funchal yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack. Funchal Port Authority was informed by the ship’s Captain, after the vessel departed on April 25, requesting to return to port in order to disembark a crew member in need of urgent hospital treatment. 

Six arrested at the port of Santos attempting to board Costa Diadema with 30 Kg cocaine

Apr 20, 2022

Brazilian law enforcement agencies have arrested six drug smugglers and confiscated about 30 kilos of cocaine at the port of Santos. The drug traffickers, five Brazilians and one Argentinian national, were arrested at the terminal, attempting to board the cruise ship Costa Diadema as it was preparing for a Transatlantic cruise to Europe.

Ukrainian crew member missing in war-torn city of Mariupol

Mar 21, 2022

A young cruise ship crew member has been reported missing in the war-torn city of Mariupol. Family and friends are searching for the 26-year-old Anatoly Burma, who went missing on March 2. He is a crew working for the Italian cruise company Costa Cruises as an assistant bartender. Anatoly completed his contract and returned back to Ukraine on February 20, and arrived in Mariupol on February 22, just two days before the invasion of Ukraine started.

Costa offers cruise ship to house Ukrainian refugees

Mar 18, 2022

Costa Cruises is offering one of its cruise ships to house Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country. The company offered the cruise ship Costa Magica, which is currently out of service, to the Italian government as a potential hosing vessel for the Ukrainian refugees, if the number of refugees arriving in Italy increases in the coming weeks.