Editor's note: This ship is no longer part of the Costa fleet. It was renamed Harmony Princess and sails under the Harmony Cruises brand.
The Costa Marina, which debuted in the early 1990s, is no longer marketed in North America. Her refurbishment was completed in March 2002 when she was upgraded for her new role as a ship marketed exclusively for German passengers ("La Deutsche Vita"). Glass plays a very large role in her design, from a glass-enclosed roof to a slanted wall of glass with a curved surface over which water runs into the swimming pool. The passenger cabin side of the refurbishment included replacement of the carpeting, curtains and upholstery. The disco was converted into a club-restaurant with live music filling the dance floor instead, and all signage on board was changed. At the same time, the open decks were renovated with teak planking. Costa Marina sails Europe in the summer and the Caribbean in winter.
Costa Marina Fellow Passengers
The ship is dedicated entirely to the German market.
Costa Marina Dress Code
Dress is mainly resort casual with two formal nights per seven-day cruise in addition to the signature Toga Party.
Costa Marina Gratuity
Gratuities in Europe and the Caribbean run $2.50 per person, per day for the waiter, $1.50 per person, per day for the cabin steward, $1 per person, per day for the head waiter.
The wife and I took the cruise in the Costs Marina basically because it was a small ship and I wanted to try a different cruise line having cruised mostly on Hollandamerica.
I had originally tried to get this cruise in November but was told the ...continue
We traveled on the Costa Marina on July 5-July 11 from Barcelona to Monaco, Livorno, Sardinia, Capri, Tunisia and Menorca. We were an American family of six. My husband and I are in our 40s, my parents are in their 70s and our children are 10 and 9. ...continue
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We joined the Marina in Barcelona on 7th June 2010, our 5th Costa cruise out of about 30 in total. We have enjoyed all of them and Marina was no exception but it is, of course, one of their small, older ships, almost identical to the Allegra. There ...continue