Costa Cruises

Just perfect for cruising

Long a favoured destination for international hotels and resorts, Sanya is receiving a growing number of international cruise passengers.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am

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13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fatal Voyage

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18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Plain sailing

Cruise ships used to be the preserve of the elderly. However, lower fares, more flexibility and enhanced facilities are attracting a new and younger generation of cruise enthusiasts. Nowhere is this truer than in Asia.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Missing HK pair on cruise left fortune to Tsang

A Hong Kong mother and son who went missing during a cruise last week left a suicide note leaving their fortune to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

16 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Luxury liners make HK their home port

Hong Kong has become a popular stopover on the luxury itinerary with 420,000 cruise passengers dropping by last year. Now, Costa Crociere and Star Cruises are making the Fragrant Harbour their home port in Asia.

Costa Crociere brought a second ship to Asia last April by relocating Costa Classica to join the Costa Allegra.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Costa Savings

To celebrate 60 years of cruising, Costa Cruises is offering a special rate to the Mediterranean in July and August. The seven-night cruise from Venice to Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik starts at US$1,099 per person for a twin-share cabin. Children under 18 sharing with two adult members of their family in one cabin cruise for free.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Flight hassles give buoyancy to cruises

Growing dissatisfaction with long-haul flying and the hassle of airport security is fuelling a boom in the cruise market, according to one of the companies taking part in the travel expo.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cruise line takeover completed

British holiday group Airtours says its joint GBP158 million (about HK$1.95 billion) takeover bid with Carnival Corp of the United States to acquire Italian cruise ship operator Costa Crociere has been completed.

16 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Vulkan ship delivered

Bremer Vulkan Verbund has delivered the Costa Vittoria, a 2,300-passenger cruise ship that cost 600 billion lire (about HK$3.01 billion) to Italian company Costa Crociere. It is possibly the last cruise ship the bankrupt German shipyard will build, a magazine reports.

17 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

BVV projects financed

Bremer Vulkan Verbund, the German shipbuilder under court-managed reorganisation, said it had secured financing to continue work on two key ship projects for Italian cruise ship operator Costa Crociere.

18 Mar 1996 - 12:00am