Costa Crociere brands report strong revenue growth


Revenue from the three Costa Crociere brands (Costa Cruises, Aida Cruises and Iberocruceros) rose 12% in fiscal year 2010, reaching just under 3 billion euros (about $4.3 billion), the company said.

The total number of guests carried on the brands' combined ships was 2.1 million, up 18% from fiscal year 2009.

Costa Crociere has 26 ships in service (14 for Costa, eight for Aida and four for Iberocruceros), with four ships scheduled for delivery by 2013 (two for Costa and two for Aida).

The Costa Favolosa is due for delivery at the end of this month.

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