Costa Cruises, a Genoa-based Italian company, is the leading cruise group in Europe and the market leader in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland and South America. It boasts the most modern fleet of all European cruise companies (ten ships with a total tonnage of approximately 600,000 tons that can accommodate around 15,700 guests in double cabins).
Two more new ships have been ordered that will increase the fleet's capacity to approximately 21,500 guests by 2006. All Costa Cruises ships fly the Italian flag and operate in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Costa Cruises stands out for its constant pursuit of excellence and its unmistakable style. Costa Cruises belongs to the Carnival Corporation & plc group, the world leader in the cruise industry.