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Costa Cruises

1,443 Reviews
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

5 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
May 29, 2023
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Costa Deliziosa
Costa Deliziosa (Photo: Costa Cruises)

32 Night
Round World CruiseDetails

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

7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:La Romana
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Costa Fortuna
Costa Fortuna

8 Night
South America CruiseDetails

160 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Feb 6, 2023
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6 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:Taranto
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Oct 7, 2023
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7 Night
Persian Gulf CruiseDetails

3 Reviews
Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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4 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:Taranto
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Oct 7, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

27 Reviews
Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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12 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

93 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
May 16, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

27 Reviews
Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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20 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Dec 9, 2023
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10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

139 Reviews
Leaving:Valencia
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Apr 25, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

139 Reviews
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:La Romana
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Feb 19, 2023
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

132 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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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

Disappointing

We had never been on a Costa cruise but thought it would be OK because we have been on many different cruise lines and they have all been good, some better than others in certain areas, but all satisfactory.The buffet would close at times during the day and would be closed off with crew members standing guard so more people could not get in line.Read More
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krmcne

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Pleasantly Surprised

When the world shut down, we opted to take the voucher offered by Costa which offered us the ability to rebook a cruise with a suite #15010 (vs a terrace cabin which we originally booked) and have the highest-level drink package which covered all the soft drinks and alcohol we needed.The Suite guests have their own restaurant--the Bellavista and it is small and intimate.Read More
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Katelois101

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Great ship, High Quality

Great enternainment, overall proffesional outfit.Its a great and clean ship.Read More
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Costas31

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

TOSCANA is a Big Ship

Sadly the Costa Club pre Dinner Cocktail evening was the worst non event we have ever attended on a Costa Ship.1 week after the end of the cruise, Costa`s heel dragging and lack of attention to the resultant insurance claims is irritating.Read More
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DiscoVolante

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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