Kinder and Costa Cruises Together for a Social Responsibility Project

Kinder and Costa Cruises sign an important partnership based on shared values to bring the “Kinder+Sport Joy of moving” project and the right to play into the life of children, on board and on land, all over the world.

An international social responsibility project launched by the Ferrero Group and supported by Costa Cruises currently involves 4 million children in 30 countries around the world, with the aim of developing specific forms of exercise for children and families … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Presents Costa Firenze, the New Ship Arriving October 2020

Costa Firenze is the new Costa Cruises ship due to come into service in October 2020. Currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Costa Firenze is a135,500 gross tons ship with capacity for over 5,200 guests; she is the sister ship of Costa Venezia, which was launched in Trieste, Italy, on March 1 this year.

Costa Firenze and Costa Venezia are the Italian company’s first ships specifically designed for the Chinese market. Before being positioned in … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line’s New ‘WUATA’ Program Promotes the Value of Using a Travel Advisor

Carnival Cruise Line has long touted the value of using a travel advisor when booking a cruise vacation, and now that commitment is being intensified through a yearlong initiative called WUATA: Why Use A Travel Advisor. Aimed at helping travel professionals attract new clients and deepen the loyalty of existing clients, WUATA is a multifaceted program with special events that bring clients and industry experts together to promote the travel agent community.

Carnival’s Why Use A Travel Advisor program will … Read the rest

New Air Service, Accommodations and Eco-Friendly Activities are What’s New in The Florida Keys & Key West

FLORIDA KEYS — The Florida Keys & Key West continue to unveil new and fully renovated resorts throughout the 125-mile-long island chain. New attractions and initiatives can motivate visitors to connect with and take action to protect the Keys environment, both underwater and on land. On Big Pine Key, the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Nature Center is scheduled to open in coming weeks. Key West’s first electric-powered charter boat, SQUID, operated by Honest Eco Sustainable Nature Tours, offers … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Celebrates Float-Out of Newest Ship, Costa Smeralda

Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, today celebrated the official float-out ceremony of its new ship, Costa Smeralda,  at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world.

As part of today’s float-out ceremony, the new Costa flagship officially reached the sea for the first time. The celebration, hosted by the senior management of Costa Cruises … Read the rest

Bam! Emeril Lagasse Spices Up Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras with First-Ever Restaurant at Sea

Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it has partnered with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse on his first-ever seagoing restaurant aboard Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, setting sail in summer 2020.

Located in the heart of Mardi Gras’ French Quarter zone, Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will showcase the chef’s signature dishes that earned him the reputation as one of New Orleans’ most acclaimed and respected chefs.

Mardi Gras is designed as the ultimate vacation experience, … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s 115th Birthday With Day Of Fun For Kids Aboard Carnival Splendor In Long Beach Featuring Celebrity Book Reading By Joey Fatone

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 115th birthday, Carnival Cruise Line hosted a fun family-friendly event onboard Carnival Splendor in Long Beach for 100 kids from the local Boys & Girls Clubs as part of the fleetwide festivities that commemorated the life of the world-renowned children’s book author. The event featured a special reading of “Horton Hears a Who!” by singer, dancer and television personality Joey Fatone.

Carnival Cruise Line and Dr. Seuss share an appreciation for fun and creativity, so … Read the rest

Funnel Installed on Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ New LNG Flagship

A milestone in the construction of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, was marked as the characteristic yellow funnel with the blue “C” was installed.

The funnel is not only a brand symbol, it is directly connected to the main technological innovation of the ship: Costa Smeralda will be the first cruise ship for the world market, specifically Europe, to be fueled, both in port and at sea, by liquefied natural … Read the rest

Now That’s Amore — Costa Spices Up Valentine’s Day with Specially Priced Mediterranean Cruises

Go beyond a box of chocolates and a dozen red roses this Valentine’s Day and give the gift of a Costa cruise to create memories that will last a lifetime.  Costa Cruises is spreading the amore with up to 20 percent savings on select Mediterranean sailings, providing an affordable Valentine’s Day surprise that can be enjoyed later in the year.

Travelers looking to explore the Mediterranean while experiencing Costa’s charming, international ambiance can take advantage of reduced fares on select … Read the rest

There’s Still Time to Book a Last-Minute Winter Cruise with Costa

Travelers looking to escape “snowmageddon” and take a last-minute getaway to a tropical locale can embark on one of Costa Cruises’ finalCaribbean voyages of the season. Italy’s largest travel company is featuring three cruises that are sure to create an unforgettable retreat.

Travelers can embark on Costa Deliziosa’s unique 10-night western Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a magical 14- night cruise on Costa Magica from Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; or a classic seven-night southern Caribbean sailing on Costa Pacifica Read the rest