A 70-year journey
Almost 70 years since our first voyage with the Anna C on 31 March 1948, from Genoa to Buenos Aires, we are still going and still travelling the world's seas today with the Italian flag proudly flying above our heads. We have lots of stories to tell: one for each of our ships. The Franca C, for example, was the first ship in the world to be built for cruises. The year was 1957. Over time the designs, sizes and decor of the ships have changed, and balconies have been introduced to the majority of cabins; the tastes and requirements of passengers have evolved but our values have remained unchanged, our commitment to our customers.
Costa Crociere: horizons that know no bounds
For 70 years Costa Crociere has embodied Italian style and hospitality. We have always made it our business to introduce our guests to the world's most stunning places, giving them the chance to explore different destinations and discover the different cultures in the five continents with complete respect for their identities. As the only cruise company flying the Italian flag, it is our responsibility and duty to act as an ambassador for Italian values in the world and to represent our country at our ports of call. At Costa responsible innovation is a key factor when we design the ships of the future and develop the onboard experience, a process carried out with maximum attention to detail in order to offer a holiday geared towards discovering local cultures and experiencing them as responsible travellers.
This is why we have plotted a course that regards innovation and sustainable development as the foundation for our future. For this reason, we strive to minimizes the impact we generate on the destinations we visit with you.