Costa Cruises marks 75 years of passenger shipping

   April 1, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Costa Cruises marked 75 years of passenger shipping since its first passenger ship, SS Anna C (1955-built), departed from Genova/Milano (Italy) to Buenos Aires (Argentina) on March 31st, 1948, with 768 guests onboard. 

To celebrate the anniversary, the Carnival Corporation-owned company is offering 75 specially priced voyages across Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, from early spring through to autumn. 

The company was established in 1854 by Giacomo Costa. It traded in olive oil/textiles under the name Giacomo Costa fu Andrea. SS Anna C was the first Transatlantic liner to cross the south Atlantic since WW2's end (1945) and was the first to offer air-conditioned staterooms to passengers.

Currently, Costa has a fleet of 22 liners 

Costa Toscana cruise ship

In addition to the specially priced voyages, Costa is planning a series of initiatives that will take place in the line’s hometown of Genoa during the autumn.

The full program of celebrations is to be revealed later in 2023.