Costa Cruises Holds Coin Ceremony for Costa Smeralda

Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, celebrated the traditional coin ceremony for its new ship, Costa Smeralda, yesterday, July 4, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world.

Entering service in 2019, Costa Smeralda will be the first cruise ship to be marketed broadly to consumers around the globe, particularly in Europe and … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Continues to Renew Its Fleet: 43 Percent Capacity Growth by 2021

Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag. At Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on a new 135,500-ton ship with 2,116 cabins, due for delivery in 2020. Like its twin Costa Venezia, it will be designed specifically for the Chinese market.

Between 2019 and 2021, four new ships will enter service for Costa, with an overall increase in capacity of 43 percentCosta Venezia, currently under construction at Read the rest