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Costa Cruises

Costa neoRomantica (Photo: Costa Cruises)

About Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises is a European experience that primarily is geared toward Europeans. Costa Cruises is well-known for its Italian ambience onboard, vibrant entertainment and Samsara Spa, one of the best at sea.

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Costa Luminosa
Costa Luminosa

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

171 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Costa Diadema
Costa Diadema

9 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Sep 10, 2022
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Costa Deliziosa
Costa Deliziosa (Photo: Costa Cruises)

127 Night
127 Night Round World CruiseDetails

165 Reviews
Leaving:Trieste
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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Costa Venezia
Costa Venezia (Image: Costa Cruises)

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

15 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Nov 4, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

26 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Nov 23, 2022
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9 Night
North Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
May 29, 2022
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10 Night
North Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
May 30, 2022
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11 Night
North Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
May 29, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Who goes on Costa cruise ships?

On European itineraries, Costa attracts mostly passengers from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the U.K. North Americans are a minority. On Caribbean cruises, the demographics are still geared strongly toward European travelers with a larger smattering of North Americans. Cruises originating in Chinese ports cater exclusively to Chinese passengers.

Costa's ships also appeal to a wide range of ages, from 20-something first-time cruisers to retirees, and its fun, active vibe attracts a strong family audience, though the "Neo" ships are adults-only and attract an older crowd.

Do I have to dress up on a Costa cruise?

No, there are no enforced dress codes, just suggestions: casual, informal and formal. You'll never need a tuxedo or ball gown, even on formal nights. With that said, most people will dress up per the recommendations (i.e., jacket and ties on formal nights for men and cocktail dresses for women), and Italians do tend to be effortlessly stylish, generally speaking, so it's worth making some effort.

Is everything free on Costa cruises?

No, there are lots of extras. The cruise fare pretty much only includes your accommodations, meals in select restaurants and tea and coffee. Extras include gratuities, beverages, ice cream, specialty coffees and tea, specialty dining, shore excursions, spa treatments and retail shop purchases.

What are Costa’s most popular activities?

By day, unless the ship is in port, most people gravitate to the pool, which can be both noisy and crowded. Popular activities, on most ships, include 4D cinemas, a Grand Prix simulator, laser mazes and the Samsara Spa and gym. Evenings are all about dining, bars, shows in the theater and to an extent, the casino.

Why go with Costa?

  • Big, colorful ships with nonstop entertainment onboard
  • In Europe, rolling embarkation, so you choose where you begin and end your cruise
  • Multinational passenger makeup

Best for: Young cruisers and families, party animals and cruisers on a budget

Not for: The shy and retiring; anyone looking for American-style cruising

Costa Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Waiting and waiting… organisation big 0

It will be good if someone from Costa reads this to check not only this bad review, even all other bad reviews (80% of them are bad) and do something about it.But everything good on boat is destroyed with very bad organization. . . .Read More
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AF1997

10+ Cruises

Age 20s

Nightmare, locked up on a ship for a week.

- very small rooms, even those with balcony and no fridge never experienced on a cruise - I'm usted to the Italian crowds on the Costa Cruises, but I don't want to sit on this ship when it's running at full capacity (6000 passengers), it stayed busy the whole time even with "only" 3000 people, the reason was also the far too expensive excursions most people stayed on the boat (by necessity).About the ship itself: - Chill and cold in decor, no charm or class exuding like the Magica, Pacifica or the Neo Class Ships - The elevators are a disaster, normal capacity 17 people now 4 due to the corona measures, so that was walking stairs all week (we were on the 17th floor) - very small reception, fitness room far too small - the colosseum and the theater for the shows far too small for such a gigantic ship - the buffet on deck 8 very ordinary compared to the other ships of the same company - the sauna is incredibly expensive, you are obliged to buy a treatment otherwise you are not allowed in the sauna, in our case this came to 260 € for 75 minutes of sauna !!!Read More
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Mike De Vlaming

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Great New Foodie lovers Ship but disaster entertainment

Overall a good product, back to the traditional Costa cruising way with a reshaping of the entertainment and a new cruise director I am sure this will be a stand out product.However, the new covid protocol can be worked on as the dialling of 3333 for reception and 6666 for room service keeps you waiting for up to 15 minutes this with only half the passengers on board, not a good way forward to having a full complement of passengers.Read More
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craigs1214

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Good new product

Overall a good product, back to the traditional Costa cruising way with a reshaping of the entertainment and a new cruise director I am sure this will be a stand out product.However, the new covid protocol can be worked on as the dialling of 3333 for reception and 6666 for room service keeps you waiting for up to 15 minutes this with only half the passengers on board, not a good way forward to having a full complement of passengers.Read More
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Craigcruises4u

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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