Costa Cruises, cruising Italian style

A Costa cruise ship is a whole world at your fingertips: discover all the opportunities it offers for you to have fun, relax, make new friends or spend time with your family. A cruise holiday that satisfies all tastes: seeing is believing. Costa cruise ships are filled with everything you need for an all-inclusive holiday. Your cruise fare includes your cabin, all standard meals, entertainment, onboard activities and more.  Join in the dozens of shipboard activities like art auctions, horse racing, bridge games, Italian lessons and trivia contests...or learn to prepare perfect pesto in an Italian cooking class. Explore all the possibilities available to you when you’re Cruising Italian Style. Costa offers a cruise to suit every taste and every budget.

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Interesting facts about Costa Cruises

  • Fleet of 10 ships
  • 362 different itineraries
  • Guaranteed fun and relaxation for families
  • 12-course dinner by 7 Michellin star Italian chef
  • Dream destinations around the World
  • Childcare at the Kids Club
  • Peppa Pig and Voice of the Seas on board

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Fun all night long

Costa offers cruises where fun never stops!

Drink Packages included as from April 2018

Bruno Barbieri - the Italian chef with the most Michelin stars

Shore excursions for every one

Peppa Pig.. a very special passenger!

The Voice of the Seas

Costa Club

A Costa Cruise is also a journey to wellness

A cruise with family and loved ones, guaranteed fun and relaxation

You will never be bored on a Costa holiday

Classic and Premium cabins


  • All cabins have every comfort you need for a pleasant stay: private bathrooms with soap bars and liquid soap for the shower, air conditioning, telephone, cable radio, satellite TV and safe; Your cabin is cleaned daily and all the linen you require (sheets and towels) is supplied and changed regularly.

  • Use of the pools and jacuzzis on the lidos, sun loungers and beach towels; Use of the ship's special areas and facilities: library and card room; Use of the ship's special areas and facilities: gym, multi-sport pitches, jogging track; Gym classes (aerobics, stretching, dance exercises, step aerobics) led by gym instructors (some classes as yoga or pilates my be available on some ships at a cost)

  • You always enjoy full board on board Costa; The full board includes coffee in the morning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and buffets; Meals by the pool and mouthwatering dinners at the restaurant: every day you have the choice of a relaxed bite to eat at the buffet, or a more traditional dinner in the main restaurant.

  • Delicious culinary events; Dinners with a special menu, created by Bruno Barbieri, the Italian chef who has a total of seven stars to his name; Light, vegetarian and vegan menus; Special diets, gluten-free dishes or hypoglycaemic dishes for diabetes sufferers, and special dishes for people with food allergies or intolerances.

  • A world of entertainment activities: games, competitions, treasure hunts, tournaments, parties, karaoke, theme evenings; Children entertainment: Squok and Teen Clubs divided by age group: Mini Club with special Peppa Pig-themed activities (ages 3-6 years), Maxi Club (ages 7-11), Teen Club Junior (ages 12-14), Teen Club (ages 15-17); Music shows, cabaret and talent shows in the theatre, dance and parties every night plus Disco.

Not included

  • Shoreside excursions, eco CostaTours environmentally friendly, and personalised, tailor-made excursions.

  • Speciality restaurants such as Club restaurant, Samsara restaurant, Pummid'oro pizzeria, Wine Bar, Chocolate Bar and Ice Cream Parlour (available on some ships)

  • Shops, boutiques and photographer; Laundry and ironing service; WiFi (available everywhere on board and Internet Point at an extra charge).  

  • As a convenience, Costa Cruises will add a modest service charge per person, per day to the onboard account as a gratuity for cabin and dining services; service charge is calculated on a daily basis according to the length of the cruise, the destination and the ship; Rates vary from €10 or  $12,50 for most sailings to €13,50 or $16,50 for selected sailings (these rates may vary and are compulsory); Children between the ages of 4 and 14 will be charged 50%.

  • Beverages are not included unless a cabin with drinks included has been selected such as Classic o Premium; If drinks are not included in your cruise fare, beverage packages are available at an extra charge on most sailings (except on short duration cruises); A 15% gratuity is added to beverage purchases which are added to the onboard account.

  • Beauty salon, Samsara Spa (only on some ships, use of the spa is included in the price for guests in Samsara Cabins and Suites); Yoga and pilates classes; Personal trainer.

  • Room service and breakfast in cabin (only included in the price of the cruise for Premium or Deluxe guests).

  • Sports simulators and state-of-the-art games (only available on some ships) and sends in casino.

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