The Costa Crociere Group
The only Italian company in the sector to fly the Italian flag, the Costa Crociere Group is Italy’s biggest tour operator. Part of the Carnival Corporation & plc Group, listed on the London and New York stock exchanges and world leader in the sector, the Costa Crociere Group is a parent company of the Costa Cruise Lines and AIDA Cruises brands.
With 26 cruise ships in service for an overall capacity of around 88,000 guests, the Group is headquartered in Genoa and operates on a global level, mainly on routes in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, North and Central America, South America, the Arab Emirates, and the Far East.
Costa Cruises: horizons that know no bounds
For 70 years Costa Crociere has embodied Italian style and hospitality. We have always made it our business to introduce our guests to the world’s most stunning places, giving them the chance to explore various destinations and discover different cultures on five continents with showing complete respect for their diverse identities. As the only cruise company flying the Italian flag, it is our responsibility and duty to act as an ambassador for Italian values in the world and to represent our country at our ports of call. At Costa responsible innovation is a key factor when we design the ships of the future and develop the on-board experience, a process carried out with maximum attention to detail in order to offer a holiday geared towards discovering local cultures and experiencing them as responsible travellers.
A 70-year journey
Almost 70 years since our first voyage with the Anna C on 31 March 1948, from Genoa to Buenos Aires, we are still going and still travelling the world’s seas today with the Italian flag proudly flying above our heads. We have lots of stories to tell: one for each of our ships. The Franca C, for example, was the first ship in the world to be built for cruises. The year was 1957. Over time the designs, sizes and decor of the ships have changed, and balconies have been introduced to the majority of cabins. The tastes and requirements of passengers have evolved but our values have remained unchanged: we are committed to our customers.
This is why we have plotted a course that regards innovation and sustainable development as the foundation for our future. For this reason, we strive to minimise the impact we generate on the destinations we visit with you.
Onboard our midsize ships, we take care of you personally. We do not see passengers, we see guests. Our guests can experience exceptional hospitality, rooted in our Greek heritage. Whether you are travelling on our unique 3, 4, 7 and 14 night cruises with a crew made up from 11 different nationalities, we are dedicated to our guests every need in delivering a truly memorable experience.