Costa Cruises Celebrates 65 Years This Sunday

Mediterranea Tour 015Costa Cruises will celebrate its 65th anniversary Sunday, March 31, 2013, which is 65 years to the day since the ship Anna C departed on its inaugural cruise from Genoa, Italy, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The ship carried 768 passengers and was the first vessel in Costa’s fleet dedicated to passenger transport, marking the beginning of Costa’s history as a cruise line.

This major milestone for the company testifies to a wealth of experience and tradition that is extraordinary in the global cruise industry. During its history Costa Cruises has given unforgettable vacations to millions of guests, in its inimitable Italian style.

The 65th anniversary will be celebrated on all 14 ships of the fleet, all over the world — in the Mediterranean, Asia, the Caribbean, South America and the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Onboard anniversary events and activities for guests will include cocktail parties, special shows, gala dinners, commemorative postcards and souvenir photos. Some ports where Costa ships will call that day — from Buenos Aires to Shanghai — will be decked out in festive anniversary decorations.

The celebrations marking the event also will involve all company employees, its partner organizations and the local community in Genoa, where Costa is headquartered.

To mark the occasion, the company is offering past guests and new customers alike unique opportunities to go on a Costa cruise with exceptional special anniversary offers that can be found on their website at

Costa is also running a major international advertising campaign, mainly in print, featuring a slogan emphasizing the close ties that have linked the company to its customers for 65 years: “Since 1948, always with you, better than ever.”


Photos: Mike Faust. Press release courtesy of Costa Cruises.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.