The keel of Costa’s latest ship Costa Smeralda has been laid with its coin laying ceremony taking place on 4 July. Costa Smeralda will be the first mass-market cruise ship that will be powered fully by liquefied natural gas, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The ship, currently being built in the Meyer shipyard in Turku, will be entering into service in 2019 offering cruises from such European ports as Barcelona, Rome, Savona and Marseille.
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Costa Cruises in Asia
For something a little different, Costa cruises also offer unique itineraries from Bombay (India) or Male (Maldives), visiting a variety of ports across the Indian sub-continent including Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Being an Italian based cruise line, Costa Cruises has one of the most extensive range of cruises available in Europe. Costa voyages through the Mediterranean offer a plethora of options from Rome, Barcelona, Venice as well as cruises from Savona, cruises from Naples and cruises from Bari to such idyllic destinations as the Adriatic or Dalmatian coasts and the Balearic or Greek islands. Costa Cruises also offers an extensive range of cruises from Marseille.
Middle East and Africa
Costa cruises from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the Persian Gulf offering round trip itineraries visiting Muscat and Sir Bani Yas Island. In addition, setting sail from Port Louis or Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, Costa’s Seychelles and Madagascar cruises give their guests the opportunity to visit gorgeous beaches and tropical and exotic towns and cities, destinations maybe once only dreamed of now made reality in the form of a cruise holiday.
From December to April each year, Costa brings a number of ships into the tropical waters of the Caribbean. Itineraries range in duration between 7 and 20 nights and while most of these itineraries depart from Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe or La Romana in the Dominican Republic, there are a small number of departures that leave from the slightly more accessible (for Australians) Fort Lauderdale.
Ready to see the world through Costa’s eyes? The Costa Luminosa will operate Costa Cruises’ annual world cruise in 2019, offering segments from Venice, Rome, Barcelona, San Antonio and Singapore, whilst Costa Deliziosa will have the honour of operating the 2020 world cruise. View our World Cruises page for more information.