Costa Readying Two Ships to Start Mediterranean Cruising

Costa Crociere may be readying two ships to start cruising in the Mediterranean as soon as August, according to crew aboard the line’s ships who attended a recent town hall-style meeting. The ships that would be put into operation will reportedly be the newest vessels in the Italian brand’s fleet, the 2014-built Diadema, and theContinue reading “Costa Readying Two Ships to Start Mediterranean Cruising”

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Carnival Corporation Announces Offering of Common Stock

Carnival Corporation today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $1.25 billion of shares of common stock of the Corporation, according to a statement. The Corporation intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to $187.5 million of additional shares. The Corporation expects to use the net proceeds from theContinue reading “Carnival Corporation Announces Offering of Common Stock”

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Costa Smeralda Passes Propulsion Tests

The Costa Smeralda has successfully passed her sea trials carried out with liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a statement.  During the sea trials, which began on Nov. 16, the ship carried out a series of tests to verify the correct operation of systems, equipment and engines with LNG propulsion. “The fueling of cruise shipsContinue reading “Costa Smeralda Passes Propulsion Tests”

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