Articles tagged “costa”

Coronavirus

Carnival Faces First Big Pandemic Test as Two of Its European Lines Set Sail Again

Carnival is on the cusp of restarting cruises on AIDA and Costa brands. To say the company has something to prove is an understatement.

Carnival Faces First Big Pandemic Test as Two of Its European Lines Set Sail Again

Coronavirus

This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

The Costa Deliziosa started on an around-the-world-cruise pre-pandemic — as far as we know — and has been on the seas without a port call for more than a month. It would be shocking if it turns out that no one on board truly was infected. With Barcelona as its destination, passengers may be heading for quarantine regardless.

This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

Tourism

Cruise Lines, Travel Agencies Drop Trips From China to S. Korea Over Missile Defense Issue

Cruise lines, travel agencies and airlines are getting caught up in the diplomatic tiff and public outcry in China related to South Korea deploying a U.S. missile defense system. There isn't much choice as the Chinese government has banned much of this travel and, at any rate, there is a drop in demand.

Cruise Lines, Travel Agencies Drop Trips From China to S. Korea Over Missile Defense Issue

Cruises

Emotion-Detecting Robots Are Coming to Cruise Ships in Europe

Cruise ships are full of crucial pieces of technology; Pepper the robot is not one of those. The humanoid, multilingual robot that will sail on two European brands is more of a marketing ploy than practical tool.

Emotion-Detecting Robots Are Coming to Cruise Ships in Europe

Cruises

Cruise Passengers May Have Been Victims of the Tunis Terrorist Attack

Cruise Passengers May Have Been Victims of the Tunis Terrorist Attack

Cruises

Costa Concordia to Be Towed Away From Wreck Spot Within 10 Days

Transportation events that we never thought we'd see in our day -- from a cruise ship sinking to plane disappearing -- have now happened, hopefully making the industry more aware of the risks and more vigilant in avoiding them.

Costa Concordia to Be Towed Away From Wreck Spot Within 10 Days

Cruises

The European Cruise Industry Has Weekending German Tourists to Thank

Getting between major port cities in Europe is as easy as getting between airports and train stations, making short breaks simple no matter the mode of transport.

The European Cruise Industry Has Weekending German Tourists to Thank

Cruises

Carnival Dispatches a Fourth Ship to Growing Chinese Cruise Market

It's interesting that social media has become such an important element of cruise lines' marketing efforts in China.

Carnival Dispatches a Fourth Ship to Growing Chinese Cruise Market

Cruises

Setbacks Force Carnival Cruise Lines to Rethink How its Brands Do Business

Carnival is big enough that change will be hard. But if it wants to stay big, it's going to need to change anyway.

Setbacks Force Carnival Cruise Lines to Rethink How its Brands Do Business

Cruises

Measles Outbreak on Costa Pacifica Hits Ship’s Crew Members

With norovirus outbreaks hitting the cruise industry relatively hard in the beginning of 2014, Costa Cruises, still in recovery mode from the Costa Concordia crash, didn't need a suspected measles outbreak among crew on one of its ships. Neither did the passengers who, according to reports, have so far not come down with the virus.

Measles Outbreak on Costa Pacifica Hits Ship’s Crew Members