sailing on Costa Cruises’ Italian-inspired vessels enjoy
Europe’s number one cruise line. A
continental experience, Costa combines enticing itineraries and the
classical design and style of Italy with relaxing days and romantic
nights at sea.
style” cruising is a mixture of Italian flair and American
comfort, beginning with a Buon Viaggio (bon voyage)
celebration and topped off by a signature Bacchanal Parade and Roman
Toga Party. Festive on board
activities include some of Italy’s favorite pastimes, such as
playing games of Bocce Ball, dancing the Tarantella, and tossing
regional Italian cuisines, a variety of pastas, chicken, beef, and
seafood dishes, as well as authentic pizza.
European chefs and culinary school graduates who are members
of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs provide a fine dining
experience. Formal attire is
required on at least two evenings and other nights are resort
Couples in the 35
to 55 year old range are attracted to Costa Cruises.
An international air prevails on board and announcements are
often made in a variety of languages.
sailings feature two youth programs.
that provide daily activities such as costume parties, board games,
and junior aerobics are scheduled for children from the ages of 3
(toilet trained) to 12 and another for teens between the ages of 13
and 17. Special counselors
supervise activities and specific rooms are designed for children
and teens, depending on the ship.
evening babysitting for youngsters ages 3 and up (children must be
toilet trained) is available on request from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
When in port, group babysitting can be arranged from 8:30 am to
12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Group babysitting is usually
available on all cruises; however, there is a charge and parents
must request this service once on board. Two complimentary
"Parents Nights Out" are offered during Caribbean
sailings. Parents can enjoy two evenings alone on two different
evenings, while their children dine at a supervised buffet or pizza
party and take part in activities designed especially for them from
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
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description of its unique qualities.
Laughter, La Dolce Vita! To
celebrate Costa Cruises' 60-year Diamond Anniversary and the
debut of Costa Fortuna in the Caribbean, we
recently spent a night on board in Fort Lauderdale. Read Cruising
Italian Style and see a preview slide show.
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