Costa Cruises’ commitment to minimizing its environmental impact starts before its guests step on board and includes the promotion of alternatives to road and – where possible – air transport for passengers’ travel to and from the port of (dis-)embarkation.
The Rail&Cruise formula, offered in partnership with Trenitalia , should be seen in this context insofar as it has several advantages: on the one hand it is very convenient, giving Costa cruisers the possibility of reaching their ports of embarkation easily thanks to a network of 245 high-speed Frecce trains a day and, on the other, it shifts a considerable amount of traffic from the roads and the air to rail, thus bringing about a substantial reduction in CO₂ emissions.
Thanks to this initiative combining the cruise with the rail link, Costa’s customers can book the holiday and the transportation all in one go, thus taking care of their travel arrangements from their doorstep to their cabin and back. The Rail&Cruise formula includes a number of additional services as an added incentive to use the integrated transport package (seating in reserved carriages, transportation of baggage “door to door”, transfers from the station to the port and vice versa).
This unique and exclusive initiative promotes an innovative model of integrated and sustainable management of mobility and reflects Costa Cruises’ commitment to practical steps safeguarding the environment.