Costa Cruises / Costa Crociere operates 12 cruise ships worldwide with orders for two new ships by 2021. They cater to an Italian cruise market and employ 18,000 shipboard employees from around the world.
Facts about Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises’ history dates back to 1848 when they were involved in commercial shipping. Costa’s first passenger vessel crossed the Atlantic from Genoa, Italy to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948. In the 1960s Costa Cruises shifted from emigration to cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. In 1986 Costa Crociere was established.
In 1997, Carnival Corporation acquired 50 percent of Costa Cruises and took 100 percent ownership of the cruise line by 2000. In 2004, AIDA Cruises was transferred to the Costa Group. In 2015, Costa Group changed its leadership team by appointing a new President of Costa Cruises and a new President of Costa Asia. They report, along with the head of AIDA Cruises, to the CEO of Costa Crociere (Costa Group).
Costa’s itineraries cover the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, United Arab Emirates, Far East, Indian Ocean, and Africa. Their passengers are mostly European with a demographic that includes families.
Cruise Ship Jobs with Costa Cruises
In 2015, a central Marine Operations Center, named Carnival Maritime, was created by Costa Group. Carnival Maritime provides support to all technical and nautical aspects of the vessels operated by Costa Crociere, Costa Asia, and AIDA Cruises. This includes Human Resources Deck & Engine and Technical Procurement.
Costa Cruises employ an international crew of 19,000 onboard crew and officers coming from 70 different countries. The recruitment and selection process are done through an international network of manning agencies. Their responsibilities are to source, pre-screen, and present qualified applicants for final approval by a recruiter from the Costa team. To apply, visit their employment pages to apply online.
Posted: October 12, 2020