Five Ships to Leave Costa Fleet by May 2021

Working to reduce capacity growth in Southern Europe, five ships will leave the Costa Cruises fleet by May 2021, according to Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, speaking on the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, Sept. 26. Donald said that two Europe-based ships will leave the Costa fleet in 2020, and he added thatContinue reading “Five Ships to Leave Costa Fleet by May 2021”

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Piano Land to Debut from Xiamen This Fall

The P&O Oriana will become the Piano Land this fall and debut in her new China Travel Services and COSCO role from the port of Xiamen. China Travel Group and COSCO have come together to form Well Star Travel Cruise, a joint venture that will operate and market the 1995-built ship. P&O UK announced last June thatContinue reading “Piano Land to Debut from Xiamen This Fall”

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Costa Atlantica and Mediterranea Sold to New Chinese Brand

CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping has announced an agreement to purchase two existing ships from Carnival Corporation’s Costa Group. The first of these ships, the 85,861-ton, 2,210-passenger Costa Atlantica, is scheduled to be transferred to the new Chinese cruise line by the end of 2019. The new line is part of a joint venture between ChinaContinue reading “Costa Atlantica and Mediterranea Sold to New Chinese Brand”

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