Costa Cruises ship, Costa Luminosa has set sail again on May 16 from the port of Trieste, becoming the company's second ship this year to resume operations and the first to resume cruises in the Adriatic Sea and Greece. Overall, Costa has a total of four ships scheduled to resume cruises this summer.
Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ flagship, left the port of Savona May 01, for a week-long cruise in Italy. It is the first ship of the Italian company to resume operations during this year, officially kicking off the summer season, which will see a total of four Costa ships cruising the Mediterranean.
Costa Cruises, the Italian company of Carnival Corporation, one of the world’s largest leisure travel company, and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, recently celebrated the official float-out ceremony of Costa Firenze, the cruise liner’s second ship designed and built specifically for the Asian market.
Cruises confirm their positive contribution to the European and Italian economy. In particular, the Costa Group, a leader in this sector, both in Europe and China, with 3,2 million guests, generated a total economic impact in 2018 of EUR12,6 billion in Europe, creating over 63,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
On February 28, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Costa Cruises officially took delivery of Costa Venezia, the Italian company's first ship designed specifically to offer the Chinese market the best of Italy.
July 07 was a red-letter date in the history of Costa Cruises as a party celebrating the cruise line’s 70th anniversary saw an attempt to win a Guinness World Record for longest slide within an hour.
Costa Cruises celebrated the traditional coin ceremony for its new ship, Costa Smeralda, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, one of the world’s biggest shipbuilding complexes.
Hermann Klein has been appointed managing director of Carnival Maritime, starting September 01.
According to the 2018 Cruise Travel Report prepared for Cruise Lines International Association, based on a survey by JD Power, cruising is the top vacation choice for every age range, especially millennials.