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Underwater Video From Costa Concordia Released (VIDEO)

While we here at Cruise Currents (and presumably most people involved in the cruise industry) would prefer to move on from the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia, it seems that it has been tough...

Ibero Cruises To Be Absorbed Into Costa Cruises

Earlier this month, Costa Cruise’s CEO, Michael Thamm, announced the line would absorb the smaller Ibero Cruises into the Costa brand by the end of the year. The announcement was made public at a travel agent conference aboard...

3 Costa Ships Scheduled To Enter Dry Dock In November

The Costa Voyager, Costa neoRiviera and Costa Classica will be entering dry dock at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa this month for planned maintenance and refurbishments totaling more than US$13.5 million. The first Costa ship to...

NewsBrief: Concordia Transport Hired, Solo Cruisers Double Rewards, Diadema Update & More

Costa Hires Company To Lift & Transport Costa Concordia Costa Cruises has announced that they have hired a company to lift and transport the Costa Concordia. A $30 million contract was signed with Royal Boskalis...

Costa Acquires Former Grand Mistral, To Be Renamed & Redeployed

Costa Cruises has acquired the former Grand Mistral of the Iberocruceros fleet. The newly acquired ship will be renamed Costa neoRomantica and will enter service with Costa in late November. According to Costa, the...

Costa Concordia “Parbuckling” Webcams

The Costa Concordia’s raising from the shore of Giglio is scheduled to begin at 6 am Rome time on September 16th. The raising of the Costa Concordia will finally bring the ship upright and...

NewsBrief: Costa Cancels Egypt, Seabourn Talking To Shipyards, Hurricane Season Outlook Updated

A quick briefing of the latest news developing in the cruise industry. Costa Cruises Cancels Sailings To Egypt Costa Cruises, citing continuing political instability in Egypt, has cancelled all remaining calls at Egyptian ports...

Captain Schettino To Face Manslaughter Charges

Earlier this week, an Italian judge rejected Captain Francesco Schettino’s plea bargain and ordered him to stand trial for the deaths of 32 passengers and causing a shipwreck last January. The trial is expected...

Costa Cruises Will Sail First World Voyage From Asia

Costa Cruises will offer the first-ever round-trip world cruise from China in 2014. Departing Shanghai March 22, Costa Atlantica will sail an 83-day journey that spans five continents and three oceans, and calls at...

Costa Cruises Celebrates 65 Years This Sunday

Costa 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....

Costa Mediterranea Overview & Photo Tour

Amenities & Activities The Costa Mediterranea provides a good amount of activities and amenities that will keep cruisers of all age busy throughout the entire cruise. For younger kids, they can hang out in...

Costa Cruises to Offer Six New Itineraries for Winter 2013-14

Costa Cruises is offering six new itineraries for the 2013-14 winter season that span the Canary Islands and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, eastern and western Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South America. Costa’s global strategy...