Costa Cruises


Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises
Type Public
Industry Transportation
Founded 1924
Headquarters Genoa, Italy
Products Cruises
Website costacruise.com

Costa Cruises (Italian: Costa Crociere S.p.A.) is a British-American owned Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy.[1]

Founded in 1924, the company originally operated cargo ships, until the introduction of passenger services in 1947, with regular services between Italy and South America. The company later converted its entire fleet to full time cruising, and as an independent company became one of the largest cruise operators in Europe. Acquired by Carnival Corporation in 2000, Costa Cruises is now one of eleven brands operated by Carnival Corporation & PLC and accounts for approximatley 16% of its revenue[2].

Today, as Costa Cruises Group, the company is one of the main operating companies in the Carnival group, with executive control of the groups activities in Europe. The company is responsible for operation of Costa Cruises in Italy, AIDA Cruises in Germany and Ibero Cruises in Spain. AIDA was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princes Cruises PLC, being transferred to Costa following the merger of Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess in 2002. Ibero Cruises is a new brand, created in 2007 as a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and Orizonia Group.

The Costa Cruises brand currently operates 16 cruise ships, which all sail under the Italian flag and provide cruise holidays in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, South East Asia and South America.

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Current fleet

Axel Johnson class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Marina 1969 1990 – Present 25,500 tons  Italy Previously Axel Johnson, Regent Sun and Italia Leaving the fleet in November 2011; Iberocruises' Grand Voyager will assume her position and it is unknown where she is going but this is permanent [3][4]
Costa Allegra 1969 1992 – Present 28,430 tons  Italy Previously Annie Johnson, Regent Moon and Alexandra

Classica class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Classica 1991 1991 – Present 52,926 tons  Italy
Costa Romantica 1993 1993 – Present 53,000 tons  Italy In dry dock receiving a €90 million refit and to be renamed Costa neoRomantica

Sky class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Victoria 1996 1996 – Present 76,000 tons  Italy Similar to Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun.

Spirit class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Atlantica 2000 2000 – Present 85,619 tons  Italy Panamax form factor
Costa Mediterranea 2003 2003 – Present 86,000 tons  Italy Panamax form factor

Fortuna class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Fortuna 2003 2003 – Present 105,000 tons  Italy Identical to Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory
Costa Magica 2004 2004 – Present 105,000 tons  Italy Identical to Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory

Concordia class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Concordia 2006 2006 – Present 114,500 tons  Italy Modified Conquest-class
Costa Serena 2007 2007 – Present 114,500 tons  Italy Modified Conquest-class
Costa Pacifica 2009 2009 – Present 114,500 tons  Italy Modified Conquest-class
Costa Favolosa 2011 2011 – Present 114,500 tons  Italy Modified Concordia-class

Hybrid Spirit/Vista class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Luminosa 2009 2009 – Present 92,700 tons  Italy Hybrid design between Spirit and Vista-class ships
Costa Deliziosa 2010 2010 – Present 92,700 tons  Italy Hybrid design between Spirit and Vista-class ships

Voyager class

Ship Built Entered service
for Costa
Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Costa Voyager 1999 2011 – Present 24,391 tons  Italy Formerly Grand Voyager for Iberocruceros

Under Construction

Ship Class Delivery Gross tonnage Planned Flag Notes
Costa Fascinosa Concordia Spring 2012 114,500 tons  Italy Modified Concordia-class

Future ships

Ship Class Delivery Gross tonnage Planned Flag Notes
unnamed TBA Fall 2014 132,500 tons  Italy Costa's largest ship ever built, will be a variation of Carnival Cruise Line's Dream class cruise ship. [5][4]

Former fleet

Costa Mediterranea photographed in 2005.
Costa Magica at Catalina Island.

References

External links


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