The Costa Concordia, a huge, luxury liner, had run aground off Giglio Island in Italy. It was toppling over into the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, in a disaster that could have taken the lives of 32 individuals.
Costa Cruises first cruise ship voyage in this season has begun in the Greek island of Corfu with 600 tourists.
After a tumultuous year, the cruise industry has started showing some signs of getting back to business and an Italian cruise line has set the course for it.
The situation is so dire that the cruise business all over the world has literally halted. Amidst this, Costa Cruises are facing a probe by French Investigators over covid related deaths onboard their cruise ships.
Costa Toscana, celebrating the excellence of Tuscany, is the third ship of the Costa Group powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.
Costa Cruises officially took delivery of the new Costa Firenze ship from Fincantieri, designed and built in the Marghera shipyard and inspired by the Florentine Renaissance.
The LNG bunkering operation for Costa Smeralda was completed with support by Italian Coast Guard, Port Authority of Eastern Ligurian Sea, local authorities, Shell and Costa Group.
The Italian company is first cruise operator to obtain certification of the biological risk prevention system on board, developed by RINA. In view of the restart and considering current situation and the opinion of experts, the company will carry out swab tests to all guests before boarding.
Company’s Carnival Cruise Line brand to showcase upcoming Carnival Panorama with its first float in world-famous Rose Parade.
Costa Cruises celebrated the official float-out ceremony of Costa Venezia – the brand’s first ship designed and built specifically for the China market. The ceremony was held at the shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, where the ship is being built.