Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50.10 - Sea and coastal passenger water transport

4,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
31 May 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Costa Carnival, a world-wide cruise line group, is to hire 4,500 workers, to be based in Italy.

The group is the largest operator in the cruise sector in the country and is about to extends its fleet by 10 vessels over the next five years.

New hirings will be gradually implemented as new ships are built and enter service. They will be shared between Costa Carnival and one of its largest subsidiaries, Costa Crociere, which itself implemented a large recruitment campaign in 2014 (see Costa CrociereIT-2014).

Most jobs will be in hotel and restaurant related occupations but will include also other profiles, including deck and engine staff and ground personnel.


  • 30 May 2017: Il Vostro Giornale
  • 30 May 2017: Cruise Industry News
  • 16 June 2017: Lucca in diretta


Eurofound (2017), Costa Carnival, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 91626, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91626.