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Costa Cruises

Cruise Style:  Mainstream 

Passengers 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.

Special Features  

“Italian 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 pizza dough. 

Dining features 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 casual.

Your Shipmates

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.

Junior Cruisers

Caribbean sailings feature two youth programs. Interactive 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.

Group 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.

Cruise Itineraries

Caribbean; Europe; Transatlantic.

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Costa Atlantica

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Costa Victoria

Love, 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.

Costa Cruises
80 SW 80th Street
Miami, Florida  33130-3097

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