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Costa Cruises

Costa Toscana docked in Ibiza, Spain (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

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 Pacifica
Costa Pacifica

7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:La Romana
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Costa Toscana
Costa Toscana docked in Ibiza, Spain (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

7 Night
Persian Gulf CruiseDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Costa Deliziosa
Costa Deliziosa (Photo: Costa Cruises)

32 Night
Round World CruiseDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Feb 25, 2023
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Costa Pacifica
Costa Pacifica

7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:La Romana
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 22, 2023
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5 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
May 29, 2023
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7 Night
Persian Gulf CruiseDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Dec 30, 2022
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4 Night
Persian Gulf CruiseDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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8 Night
South America CruiseDetails

160 Reviews
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Feb 9, 2023
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:La Romana
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

110 Reviews
Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Dec 9, 2022
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12 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

110 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jun 3, 2023
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16 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Dec 6, 2023
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:La Romana
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Feb 19, 2023
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8 Night
South America CruiseDetails

160 Reviews
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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21 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

110 Reviews
Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Dec 9, 2022
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Costa Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

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

12 Days of Exciting Ports ...But Challenges With the Favolosa Itself

while each sea day has a “formal night” (which costa terms “elegant” dress -- no one (meaning no one) even had a coat on.Most importantly for us resident/citizens- you must have the costa app but there is no app for us phones—almost everything (95%) you do on costa is via the app-- (from looking at itineraries, to checking your upcoming tours, to even being able to see the dining menus (there are no menus on the dining room tables) – and if you don’t have the “app” you are at a major disadvantage.Read More
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jdorrick

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Great value for money...poor service from Costa ashore

The website and payment process was really not at all good.All inclusive with a drinks package was a good idea.Read More
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21400

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Disappointment as quality of food and service is lower than previous Costa cruises

Extras such as sauce etc were not in sight at the breakfast buffet and if requested there or at the restaurants in most cases were advised it was not available.There is no advice or assistance from the MY TOURS department as to what is available at the port.Read More
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ruby gardens

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Never costa again

The dinning room is not much better The service was ok and the excursion were good when they didn't cancel the ones you picked Room was normal size with a non working fridge and a window view of a deck rall/wall Lack of things to do on ship when they do cancel things on you was all too common They take your passport then forget to provide how to get it back untill last minute The evening show were well done overall with them running at 7 and 9 Tea and coffee/snacks is at 4 to 5 any other time you have to purchase it.The snacks are not much better other then the fruit which can very from what the heck is it to prettyRead More
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Mdarryl53

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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