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Costa Cruises

A leading player on the world stage

For the past 60 years the ships of Costa Cruises ships have sailed the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream vacations with the best in fun and relaxation.

Its fleet of 14 ships - Europe’s largest and most advanced -  includes its new flagships Costa Favolosa, which joined the fleet in 2010, and the most recent addition Costa Fascinoa which arrived in 2012.

And work is under way on Costa Diadema which, at 132,500 tons, will become the biggest cruise ship ever to fly the Italian flag when she arrives in October 2014.

All Costa ships fly the Italian flag, and each has its own distinctive characteristics and unique style.

Together each year they offer the chance to visit some 250 separate destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, South America, the United Arab Emirates, the Far East and the Indian Ocean.

Costa Favolosa of Costa Cruies
Costa Favolosa joined the Costa fleet in August 2010

The company - now part of the Carnival group of cruise lines - began operations in the1860s when its first ship was used to transport olive oil from the family-owned refinery in Genoa - still the home of Costa Cruises - to South America.

All of the ships in the Costa fleet have been assigned RINA’s Green Star notation certifying that they are operated in compliance with the highest environmental protection standards.

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