Costa Crociere S.p.A. is an Italian company headquartered in Genoa. Costa Crociere S.p.A. group is operating with 3 distinct brands, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Iberocruceros, which have a total of 18 ships in service and orders for 11 additional vessels. All ships fly the Italian flag and operate in the Mediterranean, North Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, South America, the United Arab Emirates, the Far East and the Indian Ocean. Costa Crociere S.p.A. is a member of the Carnival Corporation & plc Group, the world’s cruise industry leader.

Costa Cruises, with 60 years of maritime passenger service experience, is the top cruise line in Italy and Europe. Costa Cruises is also the first large international cruise company authorized to operate in the Chinese market and depart from the country’s ports.

.. Costa Cruises has the most advanced fleet on the continent: 12 ships with a capacity of approximately 23,200 guests (in double occupancy cabins). Other 5 ships are on order with delivery
by 2012. In 2012 Costa’s fleet will consist of 17 ships and about 36,800 guests (in double occupancy cabins). From 2000 to 2012 Costa invested 5.5 billion euros in new ships, of which 4.5 billion euros in Italy.