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Costa Cruises

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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 Cruise

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

7 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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

20 Night
Persian Gulf Cruise

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Costa Diadema
Costa Diadema

7 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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3 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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14 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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14 Night
North Europe Cruise

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4 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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7 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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14 Night
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7 Night
Caribbean Cruise

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7 Night
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7 Night
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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

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However, the lunch staff was very slow, and showed very little attention to details.I recently sailed on the Toscana, and I was so disappointed in the Frontline staff who should have all the answers to your questions.Read More
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flygirl46

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Excellent ship - food maybe not to my taste - very few UK guests

Entertainment - The acrobatic / dance shows were impressive.Family - Appeared to have kids clubs and suitable entertainment for kids.Read More
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crusieguy90

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

very bad customer orientation, lack of staff and low quality and taste of food was awuful

the worst was the service, always slow, waitress always angry no smiling, very unfriendly, they have a lack of staffing, they have more people selling their products than attending passengers.Main dining room the worst option, always opened doors 20 mins after time and the service weas VERY SLOW, took more than 2.Read More
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jamepa2001mx

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

New ship and nice facilities but very poor quality and variety of food - AVOID AT ALL COST

Buffet dinner close very fast ( 19:30-21:00 ) and if you miss that or the restaurant appointed to you - you will need to pay for the food in the pool bar restaurant that open all night - Other cruise companies you can find food all the time included in the price and you don't need to pay always.Sports bar - We where very excited to be on board of Italian vessel and watch 2 games in the 1/4 final of the champion league and especially when 2-3 Italian team where playing - but guess what ?Read More
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SPF1974

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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