Costa Cruises is the largest Italian group in Tourism and the n.1 cruise company in Europe, which boasts 60 years of history. In 2008 Costa Cruises carried a total of about 1,200,000 guests, a record for the European cruise industry. Its fleet, Europe's largest and most advanced, has a total of 14 ships in service and 3 on order, each with her own distinctive characteristics and unique style. By 2012 the Costa fleet will be 16 strong with total Guest capacity of approximately 45,000. All of the vessels fly the Italian flag and sail each year to 250 destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, South America, the United Arab Emirates, the Far East and the Indian Ocean.
Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping Register) with the B.E.S.T.4, an integrated system of voluntary certification of corporate compliance with the highest standards governing social accountability (SA 8000), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001), safety (OHSAS 18001) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001).
Costa Cruises is also an official partner of the W.W.F. Italy for the protection of the marine ecoregions of the Mediterranean, the Greater Antilles and Brazil.
Each of Costa's ships has been designed in the style and traditions of Italy. These magnificent vessels, created to be among the most exciting and stunningly beautiful ships of our time, are floating palaces with every comfort, convenience and amenity offered for the enjoyment of their guests. Costa's ships feature millions of dollars in original works of art including sculptures, paintings, murals, wall hangings and hand-crafted artisan furnishings. Oversized staterooms, most of which feature ocean views and verandas offer their guests all the comforts of home.
"A Costa cruise is a Wonderful World where each Guest is made to feel at home. Costa creates this unique and unforgettable vacation experience through impeccable and spontaneously friendly service aboard and ashore".