Costa Cruises

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  • Italian charm
  • Continuous innovations
  • Ideal for families
  • Children often cruise for free
  • Various restaurants with clothing choice from casual to gala

Founded
1854

Headquarters
Italy

Fleet
11 ships

Short description

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has invested heavily in recent years in larger cruise ships that meet modern requirements.
For example, on some vessels you will find a multimedia room equipped with the most important technical innovations, a spa center "Samsara Spa" of 2000 m2, theaters with three floors, a Formula 1 simulator, etc.
 
The ships have various facilities for children being an ideal holiday destination for families.

Food and drinks

The food

All meals and snacks between meals are included in the price. You can have breakfast in the morning at the restaurants available in "buffet style", and lunch or dinner in "buffet" or "A La Carte" restaurants. On board MSC Cruises, in addition to international and Italian cuisine, passengers have the opportunity to dine in various other specialty restaurants.

Beverages

There are several drinks available for free at buffet restaurants where passengers can serve themselves with: plain water, natural fruit juice, tea, coffee, milk, etc. Consumption of other beverages, juices or alcoholic beverages served on board is charged separately.

Smoking

Smoking on board is only allowed in designated areas.

Service fee

The official tip or service fee is paid at the end of the cruise, on board the ship and is:

    € 10 per person / night for itineraries in Europe, the Caribbean without the USA, the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean
    $ 12.5 per person / night for itineraries in the Caribbean with the USA and South America
    $ 13.5 per person / night for itineraries in Japan
    $ 14.5 per person / night for itineraries in Southeast Asia
    half for children aged between 4 and 14 years
    0 for children under 4 years old

Children

Children's facilities

For children aged between 3 and 17 years, various activities are organized, divided into four age categories. During the school holidays, the entertainment team will organize activities from morning to evening, as follows: from 9:00 to 12:00, from 15:00 to 18:00 and from 21:00 to 23:30. In some cases, a babysitting program can be arranged from 23.30 to 01.30. All listed hours are subject to change. There are also themed dinners for children, with a special menu prepared by the chef. Minimum age of children is 6 months. For transatlantic cruises and cruises longer than 15 days, the minimum age is 12 months.

Pregnant women

Unfortunately, women with 6 or less months of pregnancy, are not allowed on board.

Rules for passengers under 25

Alcohol consumption - over 18 years (over 21 years for the USA)
Casino access - over 18 years

Dress Code

During the day, the recommended outfit is casual. The evening can be formal (for ladies dress, skirt or pants with blouse or sweater and for gentlemen, long pants and shirt).

Fleet

Costa Toscana
Built
year 2021
refurbished -
Size
337m length
42m beam
Decks
22 total
17 accessible by guests
Capacity
1682 crew
and 6518 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.9 guests
Costa Firenze
Built
year 2020
refurbished -
Size
324m length
37m beam
Decks
20 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1278 crew
and 5260 guests
Report
1 crew for every 4.1 guests
Costa Smeralda
Built
year 2019
refurbished -
Size
337m length
42m beam
Decks
22 total
17 accessible by guests
Capacity
1682 crew
and 6518 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.9 guests
Costa Diadema
Built
year 2014
refurbished -
Size
306m length
37m beam
Decks
20 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1253 crew
and 4947 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.9 guests
Costa Fascinosa
Built
year 2012
refurbished 2018
Size
290m length
36m beam
Decks
17 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1110 crew
and 3800 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.4 guests
Costa Favolosa
Built
year 2011
refurbished 2018
Size
290m length
36m beam
Decks
17 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1100 crew
and 3800 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.5 guests
Costa Deliziosa
Built
year 2010
refurbished 2018
Size
294m length
32m beam
Decks
16 total
12 accessible by guests
Capacity
934 crew
and 2826 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3 guests
Costa Luminosa
Built
year 2009
refurbished 2017
Size
294m length
32m beam
Decks
16 total
12 accessible by guests
Capacity
1050 crew
and 2826 guests
Report
1 crew for every 2.7 guests
Costa Pacifica
Built
year 2009
refurbished 2017
Size
290m length
35m beam
Decks
17 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1110 crew
and 3780 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.4 guests
Costa Magica
Built
year 2004
refurbished 2017
Size
272m length
36m beam
Decks
17 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1027 crew
and 3470 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.4 guests
Costa Fortuna
Built
year 2003
refurbished 2018
Size
272m length
36m beam
Decks
17 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1027 crew
and 3470 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.4 guests
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