Costa Cruises offers a way of cruising unlike any other cruise line. It's festive, elegant, and delightfully different in service, cuisine and ambiance. Costa calls it "Cruising Italian Style." No detail has been overlooked in bringing you the style and generous hospitality of Italy.
Costa Cruises Ships
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11 Costa Cruises Ships
Costa Cruises Overview
Costa Cruise Lines offers a way of cruising unlike any other. It's festive. It's elegant. It's delightfully different in service, cuisine and ambiance. Costa calls it "Cruising Italian Style." Reflecting on their rich Italian heritage, no detail has been overlooked in bringing you the style and generous hospitality of Italy. On each Costa cruise, you'll enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and a warm, attentive crew whose smiles stretch from here to Italy.
From the first Buon Viaggio Celebration to the last Bacchanal Parade, Italian Style cruising sets the stage for a week of unforgettable enjoyment. Wrap yourself in togas and party like the Romans or enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Fest Italiana, while taking in Italy's favorite pastimes like bocce ball, tarantella dancing, Italian karaoke, pizza dough tossing and more. And with over 50 years of cruising experience, Costa Cruise Line will show you why Cruising Italian Style is Magnifico!
As the largest European cruise operator, Costa Cruises is able to offer you one of the largest choices of itineraries and ships available today. Every one of our Costa Cruise ships is designed to combine comfort, entertainment and pleasure in unmistakable Italian style. Your Costa Cruise ship is the first destination on your journey: elegant, comfortable and beautiful.
Some are large and spectacular and all the more fun, others are smaller with a more personal and intimate ambience. Whichever Costa Cruise ship you choose, you'll cross the most beautiful seas, pass stunning landscapes and see breathtaking views. As soon as you step onboard you will realize what an unforgettable experience your holiday at sea with Costa will be.
Costa Cruise Line is Europe's #1 cruise line, and offers 226 sailings with 67 different itineraries ranging in length from 3 to 22 nights. Enjoy a true European experience throughout the Mediterranean, North Cape/Fjords, Baltic & Russia and Transatlantic in the spring, summer and fall. In the off season, you'll find Costa sailing a variety of Caribbean itineraries.
Costa Cruises Accommodations
After yet another day you'll never forget, retire to the refined elegance of your tastefully appointed stateroom. Costa Cruise Lines has a number of different stateroom categories to accommodate any budget. From modest Inside Cabins to spacious Suites with Private Balconies, almost all staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed, private bathrooms, television, hair-dryer, and private safe. Accommodations and amenities vary by ship.
Make your Costa Cruise vacation even more magnifico by traveling in a Costa Suite. Relax. Indulge yourself in luxury at sea. Spacious marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, quaint sitting areas, panoramic windows and private verandas are signature features on many Costa Cruise Line ships. Enjoy these complimentary amenities that are exclusively available to Costa Suite guests when they sail on certain ships and itineraries:
- VIP Check-in
- Sparkling wine and cold canapes
- Your very own butler
- Fresh fruit everyday
- Full course meals in your suite
- An intimate cocktail party with the captain
- Bathrobe, slippers and your very own whirlpool bath
- An evening for two in Costa's specialty restaurant
- VIP Lounge prior to disembarkation
- Priority disembarkation
- Preferred selection of traditional restaurant seating
Costa Cruises Dining
Dining with Costa is always a grand affair. Course after lavish course is prepared by European chefs who belong to the world-famous Chaine de Rotisseurs. They put heart and soul into every meal they prepare, and there are many. Whether it's a tasty tropical dish like West Indian crab cakes with jalapeno-lime mayonnaise or a specialty like prime rib of beef au jus oven roasted to perfection, there is something to suit every taste.
If you love the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, nobody knows Italian food like Costa's chefs. Of course, you can always request the spa menu for a choice of lighter dishes, or the vegetarian menu for delectable meatless meals. Both are available at lunch and dinner. And it's all topped off with a complete selection of luscious desserts.
There's even more choices with Costa's specialty restaurants. You can dine at a restaurant operated by the same chefs who run some of Italy's most highly acclaimed restaurants, right onboard. It's a great way to savor Italy's best in an intimate atmosphere complimented by impeccable service.
Dining choices abound when you're cruising Italian Style. Cozy bistros serve pizza, gelato, cappuccino and espresso. Room service awaits your call 24 hours a day, even after your visit to the midnight buffet.
Costa Cruises Kids & Teens
Some of the best things in life come in small packages - and that's certainly the case with Costa's Kids Program. From pizza parties and pirate treasure hunts to face painting, masquerades, and even Italian lessons, supervised activities like these are all in a day's play for kids lucky enough to cruise with Costa. And that means you and your family can enjoy all the fun of Cruising Italian Style. Morning, afternoon and evening events are scheduled to entertain children from ages 3 (out of diapers) to 17. Whether it's an ice cream social or video game tournament, karaoke contest or a visit to the bridge, Costa knows how to keep the kids busy.
Costa Cruises Onboard Activities & Entertainment
You'll discover an amazing thing about Cruising Italian Style. So many pleasures await you onboard that you can indulge in the vacation of a lifetime without ever setting foot on land. Practice your swing with Costa's onboard golf pro, attend a wine tasting or art auction, or simply relax in a comfortable deck chair and watch the world go by.
Drop by the Internet Cafe to send home an electronic postcard. Learn to prepare perfect pesto in an Italian cooking class. And don't forget to explore the Italian shopping promenade for everything from exotic perfumes to fine Italian fashions and leather goods.
Entertainment and Nightlife
After a gourmet dinner present by Costa's award-winning chefs, check out the casino. The sounds of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked and slot machines jingling might just prove to be irresistible. Then meet up with newfound friends in an intimate, Venetian-style bar and relive your day's adventures. Later, hit the disco. On the dance floor the pulsating beat of rhumba calls, while on deck a million stars twinkle overhead as a conga line forms and steel drums echo the tune of the tropics.
In the lounge, the night's entertainment is "hot, hot, hot" as a colorful musical revue takes center stage. Lime green, fuchsia, and banana yellow costumes - the vibrance is matched only by the star-quality entertainment. There are sidesplitting comedians, hilarious talent shows and karaoke sing-alongs.
Have you packed your sneakers? Stay in shape with an early morning jog while you're onboard. Most ships feature an open-air jogging track on the top deck. Do you love team sports and a bit of competition? Come join a game of water polo in the swimming pool and meet new friends at the same time.
Group lessons (aerobics, stretching, body-dancing, step) are organized for energetic guests with top fitness instructors. Ultra-modern gyms are equipped with the latest Technogym Fitness equipment. Found worldwide, this state-of-the-art equipment offers guests a personal Technogym key that can be used to save personal settings, track results and take your fitness program with you to a landside Technogym facility. Plus, each gym offers free- weights, an aerobics area and personal fitness training in a state-of-the-art gym where floor to-ceiling glass windows offer unsurpassed views.
Nice and easy does it. Total relaxation is the order of the day. In Costa's luxurious Spa and Fitness Center, let the gentle and restorative powers of body wraps, massages and condition therapies recharge you like nothing before. You can treat yourself to a sauna, Turkish bath and massage - full body, shiatsu and special therapies. Just sit back and re-energize. Qualified professionals will suggest the best treatment for you.
Ladies, don't forget to make an appointment at the beauty salon. The staff will be available to make you look your best for all occasions on board.
Costa has a limited number of handicapped-equipped staterooms. Please check with your Costa Cruise Specialist regarding the availability of accessible cabins for your sailing.
Becoming a Costa Club member is simple and free. You just need to be of legal age and have been on a Costa cruise. Membership will allow you to benefit from a 5% Frequent Guest discount on select cruises, in addition to further discounts on a selection of departures you will be notified of during the year, plus exclusive privileges on board.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your Costa Cruise vacation today. You can book online or call us to speak to one of our Costa Cruise Specialists.