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Costa Cruises (Italian: Costa Crociere S.p.A.) is a British-American owned Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy. Founded in 1924, the company originally operated cargo ships, until the introduction of passenger services in 1947, with regular services between Italy and South America. The company later converted its entire fleet to full time cruising, and as an independent company became one of the largest cruise operators in Europe. Acquired by Carnival Corporation in 2000, Costa Cruises is now one of eleven brands operated by Carnival Corporation & PLC. Today, as Costa Cruises Group, the company is one of the main operating companies in the Carnival group, with executive control of the groups activities in Europe. The company is responsible for operation of Costa Cruises in Italy, AIDA Cruises in Germany and Ibero Cruises in Spain. AIDA was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princes Cruises PLC, being transferred to Costa following the merger of Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess in 2002. Ibero Cruises is a new brand, created in 2007 as a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and Orizonia Group.

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Costa wins award for environmental protection

Costa wins environmental protection award

Costa Cruises has won an environmental award at a prestigious Italian shipping awards ceremony. Costa scooped the Achievement in Environmental Protection Award at the Lloyd’s List Italian Shipping Awards. The Italian cruise line has exceeded compliance...
Marco Rosa

Costa Cruises Advice and Information – Interview with Marco Rosa

We asked Marco Rosa at Costa Cruises for advice and information on the cruise line and what's new for 2011. About you Who are you and what do you do? Marco Rosa, Area Director UK, Ireland, Scandinavia...

Costa Allegra

Costa Allegra is a luxury liner of Costa Cruises' fleet. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 1000 Passenger Decks: 8 Total Cabins: 399 Draught: 10.39m Gross Tonnage: 28597 Restaurants: 3 Bars: 6 Swimming Pools: 2 Spa: Yes Gym: Yes Casino: Yes Exclusively For Adults: No

Costa Atlantica

Costa Atlantica of Costa Cruises is a wonder of Italian beauty, inspired by Federico Fellini. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 2680 Passenger Decks: 12 Total Cabins: 1057 Cabins (Balcony): 678 Draught: 7.8m Gross Tonnage: 85619 Restaurants: 4 Bars: 12 Swimming Pools: 4 Spa: Yes Gym: Yes Casino: Yes Exclusively...

Costa Classica

Costa Classica is one of the best-loved ships of Costa's fleet. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 1680 Passenger Decks: 11 Total Cabins: 654 Draught: 7.8m Gross Tonnage: 52926 Restaurants: 2 Bars: 7 Swimming Pools: 2 Spa: Yes Gym: Yes Casino: Yes Exclusively For Adults: No
Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia tragically sank off the Italian coast on January 13th 2012 - with at least three confirmed casualties. The imposing and majestic Costa Concordia was one of the largest ships in Costa's impressive...
Costa Deliziosa

Costa Deliziosa

The cruise liner Costa Deliziosa intends to take guests on a voyage of delights. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 2826 Passenger Decks: 12 Total Cabins: 1130 Cabins (Balcony): 768 Gross Tonnage: 92600 Restaurants: 4 Bars: 11 Swimming Pools: 3 Spa: Yes Gym: Yes Casino: Yes Exclusively For Adults:...

Costa Fortuna

Inspired by Italian steamships of yesteryear, Costa Fortuna was built in 2003, showcasing classic elegance with a modern twist. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 3470 Passenger Decks: 13 Total Cabins: 1358 Cabins (Balcony): 522 Gross Tonnage: 102587 Restaurants: 4 Bars: 11 Swimming Pools: 4 Spa: Yes Gym:...
Costa Luminosa

Costa Luminosa

The new, unique Costa Luminosa, beginning service in 2009, is a charming and innovative design hybrid incorporating the best elements of the Spirit and Visa Class cruise liners. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 2826 Passenger Decks: 12 Total Cabins:...

Costa Magica

The Costa Magica, sister ship of Costa Fortuna, made its debut in 2004. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 3470 Passenger Decks: 13 Total Cabins: 1358 Cabins (Balcony): 522 Gross Tonnage: 102587 Restaurants: 4 Bars: 11 Swimming Pools: 4 Spa: Yes Gym: Yes Casino: Yes Exclusively For Adults: No

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.

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