Costa Cruises Announces 2021-2022 Season in South America, Featuring Debut of New Flagship Costa Toscana

 Costa Cruises, the leading cruise line in Europe and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today presented its programs for the 2021-2022 season in South America during an online conference led by Dario Rustico, the brand’s general manager for Central and South America.

For its restart in South America, the Italian cruise line will introduce two exciting developments: its new flagship Costa Toscana will make her debut in Brazil, and Costa Favolosa will

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Costa Cruises Announces the Arrival of a Third Ship in South America for the 2020/2021 Winter

Costa Cruises announces the arrival of Costa Luminosa in South America in the winter of 2020/2021. From November 2020 to April 2021 the company flying the flag of Italy will be about to count on three ships operating in the region: Costa Luminosa will support Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica, whose positioning in South America had already been announced.

“The arrival of Costa Luminosa for the 2020/2021 season reflects Costa Cruises’ desire to strategically invest in the South American market, … Read the rest

New Inaugural Program for Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda, the first Costa Cruises ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will now commence her inaugural program of cruises on November 30, 2019 as a result of delays in her construction which mean that she cannot be delivered on the date originally agreed.

Costa Cruises has learned of this postponement, which unfortunately entails the cancellation of all the new flagship’s initial cruises and the inaugural activities previously scheduled. Consequently, Costa Smeralda’s first cruise will now be departing from … Read the rest

Costa Cruises to Increase its Focus on the Mediterranean Starting From 2020

Costa Cruises has announced major news with the further strengthening of the Italian company in the Mediterranean – a historic destination topping its guests’ preferences – starting from 2020.

In winter 2020/21 Costa Fortuna will be offering two new 14-day itineraries, which mark Costa’s return to Turkey and Israel. The first, departing from Savona on December 6, 2020 and February 7, 2021, includes Marseille (France), Barcelona (Spain), Iráklion (Greece), Izmir (Turkey), an overnight call in Istanbul (Turkey), Athens (Greece), Palermo … Read the rest

Costa Cruises’ New E-Brochure Gives an Inside Look Into the Upcoming Costa Smeralda

The debut of Costa Cruises’ newest flagship, Costa Smeralda, is on the horizon and anticipation is steadily rising. Ahead of its October unveiling, the cruise line released a comprehensive Costa Smeralda e-brochure to better acquaint travel advisors and cruisers with the state-of-the-art ship.

The detailed online catalog offers insight to the ship’s sustainable use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and spectacular features — covering everything from deck plans and itineraries to the incredible amenities guests can expect to discover onboard.… Read the rest

Costa Cruises Holds Steel-Cutting Ceremony for Costa Toscana, Its Second LNG-Fueled Ship

The first steel was cut today at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for Costa Toscana, a future addition to the fleet of Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company.

Costa Toscana is the second of the two new sister ships ordered by Costa Cruises and powered both in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The first, Costa … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Launches Redesigned ‘Costa Extra’ Portal for Travel Advisors

Costa Cruises has launched a redesigned portal for travel professionals to help them become fully versed in everything related to Italy’s largest travel company. Costa Extra (, exclusively for U.S.-, Canada- and Caribbean-based travel advisors travel advisors, provides key information, courses and marketing materials to help agents become Costa Cruises experts.

The user-friendly interface includes a bright and organized homepage with a navigational tool bar, convenient cruise finder, the latest news and videos, a downloadable content search, access to Costa … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Signs Up to the “Genoa Blue Agreement” for the Ports of Genoa and Savona

Costa Cruises has signed the “Genoa Blue Agreement” promoted by the Genoa and Savona Coast Guard Offices. The document requires ships to use marine gas oil with a sulfur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass before entering the ports of Savona and Genoa, and not only while the ship is moored as required by current legislation.

“By signing up to the “Genoa Blue Agreement” protocol today, we have further strengthened our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our ships. … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Brings Family Fun and Traditional Italian Festivities to 2019 Holiday Cruises in the Caribbean

Costa Cruises is giving cruisers more options than ever to celebrate a white-sand Christmas or start the new decade surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters with seven Caribbean cruises on three ships during the 2019 winter holiday season.

With seven- and 14-night cruises aboard Costa Luminosa roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Costa Favolosa and Costa Magica roundtrip from Guadeloupe, guests will be filled with the holiday spirit from the moment they step aboard and see the ships decked out with … Read the rest

11 Costa Ships to Explore the Idyllic Mediterranean during Fall 2019

As millions of families go “back to school” this fall, many adventurous North Americans will look to the calmer autumn months for their next travel adventure. With more travelers than ever considering a cruise, Costa Cruises is making it easier for American travelers to choose an authentic and relaxing European vacation with more than 250 Mediterranean cruises during the fall shoulder season.

Costa’s unique itineraries, superb Italian cuisine, sommelier-selected wine lists and unbeatable spa and wellness programming make Italy’s largest … Read the rest