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The parent company of Costa Cruise Line, the Italian based Costa Crociere was bought by Carnival Cruise Line in 1997. Needless to say that Carnival Cruise Line left Costa Cruises operating as a separate brand, preserving the style and the image Costa Cruises has created for over 50 years in the passenger ship business. As the phrase "Cruising Italian Style" implies, everything onboard seems to be molto Italiano, from the cruise ships design to the celebrated Italian cuisine. In the past the cruise line used to employ all Italian crew, now days they hire personnel from all over the world, although Italians are in key management positions. It is fun to work for this cruise line with it's European atmosphere, passengers are also a mix of Europeans and Americans and the cruise ships change their itineraries regularly (summers in Europe and winters in the Caribbean or South America).

Launched in 1860 as a freighter company that exported Italian olives and olive oil to destinations all over the world, Costa Crociere entered the passenger ship business in the 1940s with the second-hand Anna C. In 1959 Costa Cruises began to offer Caribbean cruises aboard the Franca C. When the end of the grand liners came in the 1970s, Costa's vessels were converted into cruise ships. Costa's last former liner, Costa Riviera, was retired in late 2001. 

Following the takeover by Carnival Corporation in 1997 and eventual complete buyout in 2000, Costa Cruises has launched a number of new cruise ships. Costa is known for its "Cruising Italian Style" concept which successfully attracts both North American and European passengers alike. Costa’s fleet expansion program includes the introduction of five new ships by 2012, all built in Italy by Fincantieri for a total investment worth 2.4 billion euros. In addition to the Costa Pacifica, Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa, two sister ships of the Costa Pacifica will enter service in Spring 2011 and 2012. The Costa Cruises fleet will then be 17-strong and able to carry some 46,400 guests, an increase of 50% from present capacity. Costa Cruises is Italy and Europe’s number one cruise line. For the past 60 years its 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. In 2007 over 1.1 million guests chose to cruise with Costa, a record for the European cruise industry. The company’s 12 fleet members, each with her own distinctive characteristics and unique style, all fly the Italian flag and sail each year to 250 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 Crociere cruise ships and itineraries:

Costa Fascinosa: Italian registry, inauguration 2012, 114,500 gross tons, 3,780 passengers, 1,110 crew members.
Itineraries: Adriatic Sea; Mediterranean; Aegean Sea; Baleares; Canary Islands, Trans-Atlantic; South America - Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil.
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Costa Favolosa: Italian registry, inauguration 2011, 114,500 gross tons, 3,780 passengers, 1,110 crew members.
Itineraries: Adriatic & Aegean; Mediterranean, Canary Islands, North Africa; Trans-Atlantic; South America - Brasil; Balearic Islands.
  Costa Favolosa cruise ship
Costa Deliziosa: Italian registry, inauguration 2010, 92,600 gross tons, 2,260 passengers, 921 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Fjords, North Cape; Iberian Peninsular, Mediterranean, North Africa, Western Europe; Around the World cruise, Aegean Sea, Holy Land, Canary Islands.
  Costa Deliziosa cruise ship
Costa Pacifica: Italian registry, built 2009, 114,147 gross tons, 3,000 passengers, 1,100 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, North Cape; Baltic Countires, Scandinavia; Mediterranean, Iberian Peninsular, Balearic Islands.
  Costa Cruises-Costa Pacifica ship
Costa Luminosa: Italian registry, built 2009, 92,600 gross tons, 2,260 passengers, 921 crew members.
Itineraries: Northern Europe, Baltic Sea, Scandinavia, Norwegian Fjords; Mediterranean, Balearic Islands, Iberian Peninsular.
  Costa Luminosa cruise ship
Costa Serena: Italian registry, built 2007, 114,000 gross tons, 3,000 passengers, 1,100 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean,Balearic Islands, Trans-Atlantic; South America - Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay.
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Costa Fortuna: Italian registry, built 2003, 102,587 gross tons, 2,720 passengers, 1,027 crew members.
Itineraries: Northern Europe, Baltic Sea, Scandinavia, Norwegian Fjords; Mediterranean, Balearic Islands, Iberian Peninsular; Canary Islands; North Africa; Trans-Atlantic; South America - Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil.
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Costa Magica: Italian registry, built 2004, 102,587 gross tons, 2,720 passengers, 1,027 crew members.
Itineraries:  Mediterranean out of Savona (Genoa), Italy; Adriatic Sea; South America - Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil; Trans-Atlantic.
Costa Magica cruise ship
Costa Mediterranea: Italian registry, built 2003, 85,619 gross tons, 2,114 passengers, 897 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean, North Africa, Holy Land; Black Sea; Aegean Sea; Holy Land; Canary Islands; Trans-Atlantic; Western Caribbean.
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Costa Atlantica: Italian registry, built 2000, 85,619 gross tons, 2,114 passengers, 897 crew members.
Itineraries: Balearic Islands, Mediterranean, North Africa, Canary Islands; Aegean Sea, Holy Land; Red Sea, Arabia (Persian Gulf).
  Costa Atlantica cruise ship
Costa Victoria: Italian registry, built 1996, 76,000 gross tons, 1,928 passengers, 800 crew members.
Itineraries: Far East ot of Shanghai; Southeast Asia.
  Costa Cruises-Costa Victoria cruise ship
Costa (neo)Romantica: Italian registry, built 1993, in 2012 transformed into an almost completely new ship: Costa neoRomantica, 53,049 gross tons, 1,356 passengers, 610 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Europe; Baltic Sea, Scandinavia, Russia; Balearic Islands; Norwegian Fjords; Mediterranean; Red Sea; Arabia (Persian Gulf); Indian Ocean; Southeast Asia; Australia; North Africa, Canary Islands.


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Costa Classica: Italian registry, built 1991, 53,000 gross tons, 1,308 passengers, 590 crew members.
Itineraries: Adriatic & Aegean; Mediterranean; Holy Land; Iberian Peninsular; North Africa.
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Costa Voyager (former Olympic Voyager - Royal Olympia Cruises and Grand Voyager - Ibero Cruises): Italian registry, built 2000, 24,391 gross tons, 927 passengers, 353 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean; Western Europe; Red Sea; Holy Land.
  Costa Voyager cruise ship employment

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