Since 1948, Costa Cruises represents hospitality and Italian style. From the beginning, we operate with passion to make our Guests find the most wonderful places all over the world, offering them the opportunity to explore new countries and to meet different cultures, with respect for their identities. As the only Cruise Company sailing the Italian flag, we are proud of being ambassador of Italian values in the world and of representing Italy along the destinations during our itineraries.
The Costa Group is the largest Italian travel group and the Europe’s number one cruise operator. It is integral part of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s biggest cruise operator, and comprises the brands Costa Cruises S.p.A., AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia. With 28 ships on service, we are headquartered in Genoa (Italy) and sail to over 200 destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, The Baltic Sea, The Caribbean, Central and South America, the United Arab Emirates, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Round-the-World cruises.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the world’s largest leisure travel company and among the most profitable and financially strong in the cruise and vacation industries, with a portfolio of nine of the world’s leading cruise lines. We are also the largest cruise company, employing more than 120.000 people worldwide and carrying 12.4 million Guests annually, nearly half of global cruise guests, and we are a leading provider of vacations to all major cruise destinations throughout the world. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
At Costa, responsible innovation plays a fundamental role when we design the ships of the future and develop the onboard experience. This is the reason why we are pioonering the route for innovation and responsible development as founding pillars of our future; we are truly committed to minimize the environmental impact in all the destinations we explore.