Costa Cruises is an Italian cruise line. Originally a cargo shipping company, Costa started transporting passengers in 1947. The first cruise passengers traveled between Italy and South America. The company eventually moved to full-time cruise ships, and Costa became one of the largest independent cruise lines in Europe. Costa became part of the Carnival Cruise Lines family in 2000.
Cruise ships operating under the Costa name currently transport passengers to the following locations:
South East Asia
Costa Cruises Fleet
Costa operates a spectacular fleet, which includes:
Costa Diadema (Coming 2014)
The company plans to launch new vessels in the near future, of course!
What might it be like to work on the Costa Deliziosa, one of Costa's newest ships? See for yourself in this video:
Life on Board a Costa Cruises Ship
Guests on board a Costa Cruises ship can start their day by eating breakfast in their cabin, walking on the deck or working out if they wish. The ships are outfitted with a fitness facility, as well as a library and a swimming pool.
A beautician is on staff, and guests can also receive a massage while at sea. Afternoon tea is served daily. Boutiques and the on-board casino are an enjoyable way to spend time on the ship.
Families are welcome on Costa Cruises ships, and a special kids menu is available. A series of planned activities for guests between the age of 3-12 are planned. Children can enjoy games, movies, and snacks at planned intervals. The cruise line also offers a child-minding service.
Working for Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises hires employees for a variety of positions, both on board company vessels and for shoreside functions. Examples of the types of positions that this company and its official concessionaires and staffing agents recruits for include:
Chef & Kitchen Staff
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