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Costa Fortuna
Costa Cruises

Built in 2003

Passenger Capacity 2,716 (Double Occupancy)
Number of Crew 1,027
Total Cabins 1.358 (27 for Handicapped Guests)
Tonnage 102.587 tons
Length 890 feet
Beam 118 feet
Decks 17 (13 for Guests Use)
Max Speed 22 Knots
Cruising Speed 20 Knots


Copies of posters and advertisements from the 1920s and 1930s adorn Costa Fortuna's public areas and interiors celebrate Italian passenger liners.

You'll find the fleet of 26 former and present Costa ships "sailing" on the Atrium ceiling.

More than 60% of Costa Fortuna's accommodations have an ocean view, and 60% of those also feature a private veranda.

Costa Fortuna is basically a slightly smaller Euro-clone of parent company Carnival Cruise Lines' Conquest-class vessels; however, the size and mix of public rooms is slightly different. In the style favored by Europeans, the casino was made smaller to add room for the Conte Di Savoia Grand Bar that houses a suitably large dance floor.

Costa Fortuna passengers enjoy a Roman Bacchanal complete with a parade and toga party.

While the Tuscan steakhouse style cuisine in Club Grande Conte, the upscale specialty restaurant, is served on Versace china, the decor is somewhat uninspired

At the Festa Italiana, Costa Fortuna guests are invited to an Italian street festival at sea featuring Bocce Ball contests, Tarantella dance lessons, pizza dough tossing competitions, and Venetian mask making. 

The Costa Fortuna “Costa Kids” Program provides fun for children from ages 3 to 17, including pizza parties, face painting, masquerades, pirate treasure hunts, visits to the bridge, and even Italian lessons. 

For dessert, Costa Fortuna chefs tempt guests with Tiramisu, Crème Brulée, Cannoli, Baba Tarantello, Sambuca Sundae, and Gelato.

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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