Costa Cruises to Deploy Costa Favolosa to Middle East in 2011

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2011) — At the opening session of the
Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention today in Dubai, United Arab
Emirates, Costa Cruises President Gianni Onorato announced the
company will deploy the 3,800-passenger Costa Favolosa in the Middle
East for the 2011-12 season.
In 2006 Costa Cruises was the first cruise company to operate
seasonally in the Middle East,… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Receives Three Notable Awards in One Week

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2011) — Costa Cruises received three
special awards in one week — testimony to the growing worldwide
popularity and recognition enjoyed by the Costa brand. The first two
awards focused on the line’s commitment to environmental protection,
which always has been one of Costa Cruises’ distinguishing features, while
the third is related to the German market.
Costa… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises’ Fleet Expansion Program Continues

MIAMI, Sept 7: Work is underway at Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) yard on the construction of the Costa Fascinosa, the 16th fleet member of Costa Cruises, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line, which is due to enter service in spring 2012. The keel-laying of the ship took place last Friday, comprising the first section of the hull,… [Continue Reading]

Costa Favolosa, Costa Cruises’ Fifteenth Ship Set to Debut in Summer 2011

GENOA, August 9: Costa’s newest ship, the Costa Favolosa, took to the sea for the very first time last week at a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s Marghera ship yard in honor of the ship’s technical launch. The Costa Favolosa (114,500 tons; 3,000 dbl occupancy), will set sail on her first cruise in July 2011. She… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Unveils Names of Newest Fleet Members Costa Favolosa & Costa Fascinosa

MIAMI, Nov 3: After more than 16,000 suggestions from more than 40,000 travel agents and fans around the world, the names of the 16th and 17th ships in the Costa fleet have been selected. The two sister ships, set to debut in 2011 and 2012, will be named the Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa. The… [Continue Reading]