Highlights of the Costa experience include authentic Italian cuisine helmed by Michelin-starred chefs, vibrant entertainment programming, and luxurious Samsara spa.
With its Italian home base, Costa’s most popular routes are in the Mediterranean. This includes tours of the Greek Islands and a classic ‘Marvellous Mediterranean’ 7-day itinerary stopping in France, Spain and Italy. However, you’ll also find globe-spanning cruises to take you through the Caribbean, Northern Europe, Persian Gulf, Asia, Indian Ocean and China.
Being an Italian cruise line, it’s no surprise that Costa pulls out all the stops when it comes to fine dining! From stone baked pizza to homemade ice cream, there’s no shortage of ‘Made in Italy’ choices onboard including a 12-course dinner from acclaimed chef Bruno Barbieri. A Mediterranean influence runs through many Costa Cruises restaurants, from quick poolside snacks to gourmet buffets and 24-hour room service.
Self-service buffets offer a casual dining option at any time, catering to a variety of specialty dietary requirements. Costa Restaurants offer a selection of regionally-influenced menus alongside gourmet specialties from top-tier chefs.
Apart from the primary dining selections, you’ll also have the chance to sample something different in the fleet’s specialty outlets. This includes options like:
By: Buckingham, on 8th Aug 2016
At the end of the voyage, we asked if we could leave early as we had a car picking us up to go to the airport, they arranged this without problems. I would have no problem sailing with Costa again.
By: Strugar, Dublin on 7th Aug 2017
All the best about Costa, we will definitely be cruising with them again!
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Costa Favolosa is decorated with exclusive materials and furnishings to make you feel home at sea.Costa Favolosa Cruises
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Costa Venezia is a new flagship themed after the Italian city Venice voyaging across three continents.Costa Venezia Cruises
Costa neoRomantica was launched in 1993 and modernised in 2012.Costa neoRomantica Cruises
Service charge rates vary on Costa Cruises depending on the ship and cabin you choose, starting at 10 Euro/day for guests over the age of 14. Children between 4 and 14 are charged 50% of the adult rate, with no service charges applicable to those under 4.
Costa’s vibe is generally relaxed. They suggest wearing casual resort wear or sportswear for daytime activities and offshore excursions, including comfortable shoes. If you love all things glam, you’ll have the chance to dress to impress in a men’s suit or cocktail dress during the cruise’s gala evenings. When in doubt, you can turn to the daily programme of activities ‘Today’ for up-to-date dress code advice.
Whether you’re a wine fanatic or soda lover, Costa offers a range of drink packages to keep your thirst quenched onboard the ship. Choose from all-inclusive packages catering to your tastes, whether you prefer alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
There’s never a dull moment on a Costa cruise, with entertainment catering for all interests! By day, take part in on-deck activities coordinated by a talented, multilingual team. Gaming tournaments, quizzes, craft workshops, and even history lectures are just a few of the varied events you can take part in. In the evening, watch world-class musicians and dramatic performances in the onboard theatres or dance the night away in the bustling nightclubs.
Do you fancy a bit of quiet time to recharge your batteries? Curl up with a cool drink and a good book from the cruise library, offering a vast selection of titles to borrow free of charge. Alternately, hit the casino to try your luck at the slot machines and gaming tables. On the newest ships, technology brings additional entertainment options ranging from 4D cinema experiences to recording studios and golf simulators.
Amenities and Activities
From duty-free shopping to afternoon lounging, there’s a full range of onboard amenities to keep you occupied.
Let the daily stresses of life on the mainland melt away as you indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Samsara Spa and Venus Beauty Salon. Inspired by Eastern philosophies with Ayurvedic treatments, the spa offers a tranquil atmosphere.
Keep fit during your stay with extensive fitness facilities, whether you prefer jogging while admiring ocean views or swimming laps in the bevy of indoor and outdoor pools. Costa ships offer state-of-the-art gyms with personal training sessions and group classes to keep you motivated.
Costa services cover all ages, and this cruise line is family-friendly with facilities on offer for babies as young as 6 months. This includes cots, bottle warmers, highchairs and baby baths upon request. A full programme of entertainment is available for children ages 3 to 17, with age-appropriate outings, toys and games to keep dreaded holiday boredom at bay.
All cabins come equipped with a range of amenities to keep you comfortable and relaxed, starting with a private bathroom, complimentary toiletries and fresh linens. Wind down with a satellite TV and films on demand. Upgrade to a suite and you’ll enjoy a higher level of luxury from complimentary room service to a Jacuzzi. You’ll also have a butler on hand to help you book excursions and spa services, along with a pillow menu to ensure you get your beauty rest.
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