(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Crociere S.p.A and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
Gianni Onorato Leaves Costa Crociere S.p.A. 
GENOA (June 17, 2013) -- Gianni Onorato, president of Costa
Crociere S.p.A., has announced his decision to leave the
company, effective immediately, to pursue a new career
“I regret Gianni’s decision,” said Costa Crociere S.p.A. Chief
Executive Officer Michael Thamm. “He has played an important
role in the development and growth of Costa Crociere. Personally
and on behalf of the whole company I want to express my
gratitude to Gianni for having contributed to the success of
Costa. I wish him the very best for his personal and
professional future.” 
For 65 years the ships of Costa Cruises (
have plied the seas of the world, offering the best in Italian
style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream holidays with
the utmost in terms of fun and relaxation. Its fleet, the
largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships in service, flying
the Italian flag, and 1 new ship to be delivered in October
2014. Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping
Register) with the BEST4, an integrated system of voluntary
certification for social accountability (SA 8000, issued in
2008), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001, 2004), safety (OHSAS
18001, 2007) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008). All the ships
in the Costa fleet have been assigned RINA’s Green Star notation
certifying that they are operated in compliance with the highest
environmental protection standards. 
For further information:
Costa Crociere S.p.A. - Corporate Communication Department Press
Office - Davide Barbano - Tel +39 010 5483523 Cell. +39
3346525216 - International Media Relation
Coordinator Cristiano De Musso - Tel. +39.010 5483.068 cell
+39.334 6805095 - 
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