Costa Voyager to Replace Costa Allegra on Planned Itineraries

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 6, 2012) — Costa Crociere is replacing
the 28,500-ton, 1,000-passenger Costa Allegra with the 24,400-ton,
927-guest Costa Voyager, starting March 18.
Following the incident aboard Costa Allegra Feb. 27, the company has
not determined how long it will take to repair and bring Costa Allegra
back into service and restore planned cruises. Costa Cruises continues
to conduct inspections… [Continue Reading]

Chronicling the Saga of the Costa Allegra after it Looses Power in the Indian Ocean Near the Seychelles

Last week the Costa Allegra lost power after a fire and went adrift in the Indian Ocean off the Seychelles in an area where Somali Pirates have taken control of vessels and held them for ransom or worse.   The situation on the Allegra eerily resembled a similar situation on the Carnival Ship, The Splendor, in… [Continue Reading]

Costa Doubles Cruises in the Far East With the Debut of Costa Classica

MIAMI, April 6: Costa, Europe’s number one cruise line, has doubled its presence in the Far East with the arrival of the Costa Classica (53,000-tons, 1,308 passengers), which joins the Costa Allegra (28,400-tons, 820 passengers) in the region. The Costa Classica is the second ship to operate on a permanent basis in the Far East… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Celebrates 100th Sailing in China & Opens Shanghai’s New Cruise Terminal

MIAMI, FL, Aug 8 – Costa, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line, celebrated the arrival of the Costa Allegra in Shanghai for the first call of the Summer 2008 season from the port with a celebration for the opening of the “Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal” and the Italian brand’s 100th cruise in China. Costa was… [Continue Reading]