Founded in 1854, the company originally operated cargo ships, in order to carry olive oils and textiles from Sardinia to Liguria.In 1924 the company passed to founder's sons (Federico, Eugenio and Enrico) that started commercial activities, buying the ship Ravenna. Commercial activities continued until the introduction of passenger services in 1947, with regular services between Italy and South America. The company later converted its entire fleet to full-time cruising, and as an independent company became one of the largest cruise operators in Europe. Acquired by Carnival Corporation in 2000, Costa Cruises is now one of ten brands operated by Carnival and accounts for approximately 16% of its revenue.

Today, as Costa Cruises Group, the company is one of the main operating companies in the Carnival group, with executive control of the group's activities in Europe. The company is responsible for operation of Costa Cruises in Italy, and AIDA Cruises in Germany and was formerly responsible for the operation of Ibero Cruises in Spain. AIDA was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, being transferred to Costa following the merger of Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess in 2002. Ibero Cruises is a new brand, created in 2007 as a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and Orizonia Group.

The Costa Cruises brand currently operates fourteen cruise ships, which all sail under the Italian flag and provide cruise holidays in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, South East Asia and South America.

Cruise ships of Costa Cruises

Costa Allegra
Costa Allegra
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 1992
  • Total cabin 410
  • Length 187.00
  • Width 25.00
  • Decks 8
  • Speed 21.00
  • Capacity 1000
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 3
  • Elevators 4
Costa Atlantica
Costa Atlantica
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2000
  • Total cabin 1056
  • Length 292.00
  • Width 32.00
  • Decks 12
  • Speed 24.00
  • Capacity 2680
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Elevators 12
Costa Classica
Costa Classica
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 1992
  • Total cabin 654
  • Length 220.00
  • Width 30.00
  • Decks 10
  • Speed 20.00
  • Capacity 1680
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 2
  • Elevators 8
Costa Deliziosa
Costa Deliziosa
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2010
  • Total cabin 1130
  • Length 294.00
  • Decks 12
  • Speed 20.00
  • Capacity 3780
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Swimming pools 3
Costa Diadema
Costa Diadema
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2014
  • Total cabin 1862
  • Length 306.00
  • Decks 15
  • Speed 20.00
  • Capacity 4950
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 7
  • Swimming pools 3
Costa Fascinosa
Costa Fascinosa
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2012
  • Total cabin 1508
  • Length 290.00
  • Width 35.00
  • Decks 13
  • Speed 23.00
  • Capacity 3780
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 5
  • Elevators 14
Costa Favolosa
Costa Favolosa
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2011
  • Length 290.00
  • Width 32.00
  • Decks 14
  • Speed 22.00
  • Capacity 3020
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 5
  • Elevators 14
  • Swimming pools 4
Costa Fortuna
Costa Fortuna
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2003
  • Total cabin 1358
  • Length 272.00
  • Width 38.00
  • Decks 13
  • Speed 22.00
  • Capacity 3470
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Elevators 14
Costa Luminosa
Costa Luminosa
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2009
  • Length 292.00
  • Width 32.00
  • Decks 13
  • Speed 23.00
  • Capacity 2260
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Elevators 12
Costa Magica
Costa Magica
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2004
  • Total cabin 1358
  • Length 272.00
  • Width 36.00
  • Decks 13
  • Speed 20.00
  • Capacity 3470
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Elevators 14
Costa Mediterranea
Costa Mediterranea
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2003
  • Total cabin 1057
  • Length 293.00
  • Width 32.00
  • Decks 12
  • Speed 24.00
  • Capacity 2680
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 5
  • Elevators 15
  • Swimming pools 3
Costa Pacifica
Costa Pacifica
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2009
  • Total cabin 1504
  • Length 290.00
  • Decks 12
  • Speed 23.00
  • Capacity 3180
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 5
Costa Romantica
Costa Romantica
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 1993
  • Total cabin 678
  • Length 220.00
  • Width 31.00
  • Decks 11
  • Speed 18.00
  • Capacity 1440
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Elevators 8
Costa Serena
Costa Serena
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2007
  • Total cabin 1500
  • Length 290.00
  • Width 36.00
  • Decks 17
  • Speed 21.00
  • Capacity 3780
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 5
  • Elevators 14
Costa Smeralda
Costa Smeralda
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2019
  • Total cabin 2612
  • Length 337.00
  • Width 42.00
  • Decks 20
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 11
  • Elevators 18
  • Swimming pools 4
Costa Venezia
Costa Venezia
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2019
  • Total cabin 2116
  • Length 321.00
  • Width 37.00
  • Decks 14
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 4
  • Elevators 14
  • Swimming pools 4
Costa Victoria
Costa Victoria
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 1996
  • Total cabin 964
  • Length 253.00
  • Width 32.00
  • Decks 12
  • Speed 23.00
  • Capacity 2394
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 5
  • Elevators 12
Costa neoRiviera
Costa neoRiviera
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 1999
  • Total cabin 624
  • Length 221.00
  • Decks 11
  • Speed 20.00
  • Capacity 1697
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 3
Costa neoRomantica
Costa neoRomantica
  • Characteristic Value
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
Grand Voyager
Grand Voyager
  • Characteristic Value
  • Year built 2000
  • Total cabin 416
  • Length 180.00
  • Width 26.00
  • Decks 7
  • Speed 26.00
  • Capacity 927
  • Pitching stabilizers Yes
  • Restaurants 2
  • Elevators 4