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Carnival Corporation Places Order For 9 New Ships

Earlier this week, Carnival Corporation signed agreements with Fincantieri and Meyer Werft for the construction of nine new ships to enter service through 2022. Five of the new ships are slated to be constructed by...

Report: Costa Fascinosa Suffered Engine Loss During Powerful Storm In The Mediterranean

According to multiple reports, Costa Cruise’s Costa Fascinosa lost an engine during a powerful storm earlier this week while sailing between Venice and and the Greek Isles. Reports from multiple sources suggest that at...

Raising of Costa Concordia Commences & Live Video Link

Around approximately 6:00 am local time on the island of Giglio,  the final steps to remove the Costa Concordia from the shallow shores of the Italian island commenced. Over two years following the sinking of...

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...

Concerns of Pollution Surround Upcoming Costa Concordia Removal

Preparations for removing the Costa Concordia from the shore of Giglio have been in motion for a number of months. Now, with just over a month before the ship is raised and towed away,...

Costa Ship Suffers Power Failure In Port

A local Genoa blog is reporting Costa Cruise’s Costa Deliziosa suffered a complete power failure while docked in the Spanish port of Valencia yesterday. The Costa Deliziosa reportedly lost all electrical power for a number...

Approximately 60 Crew Members Infected With Measles Aboard Costa Pacifica

Italian news sources are reporting an outbreak of the measles virus aboard Costa Cruise’s Costa Pacifica, likely infecting approximately 50 – 60 crew members. According to Costa Cruises, the infected crew members were disembarked...

One Body Recovered From Costa Concordia

Earlier this month, Cruise Currents reported that human remains had been discovered near the wreck of the Costa Concordia. The remains were believed to be that of either two passengers who are still missing...

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 Post Raising Update

Around 4 am last night, engineers on Giglio Island announced the completion of the first phase of removing the Costa Concordia from the shoreline of Giglio. The ship is now safely resting on a...

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...

Costa Concordia To Be Rolled On Monday

Officials from the Parbuckling Project have announced that they are ready to roll the Costa Concordia upright as soon as Monday. Franco Gabrielli, the National Civil Protection agency chief, announced that the crew’s would attempt...