Costa Crociere S.p.A. is an Italian company based in Genoa. The brands Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Iberocruceros belong to Costa Crociere S.p.A. and include a total of 19 ships in active service and 10 on order. All ships fly the Italian flag and operate in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, the United Arab Emirates, the Far East and the Indian Ocean. Costa Crociere S.p.A. is part of Carnival Corporation & plc, world leader in the cruise industry, and is a member of the prestigious World's Leading Cruise Lines, an association of the world's most important cruise companies.
In Italy, dining is always a celebration which explains Costa's superb cuisine. Meal times are important; it is essential to have a pleasant environment, the right company and a smiling, attentive waiter nearby plus good quality wines to challenge connoisseurs! All of this is possible on a Costa cruise: enjoy breakfasts and lunches in the relaxing atmosphere of the ship’s buffet. With fresh pasta, authentic Italian meals and more, you can choose to dine indoors or al fresco. The main restaurant is the place to meet in a formal setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from early or late sitting to enjoy traditional Italian cuisine, recipes of international style and meals inspired by the places visited.
For the health conscious, the Spa menu offers low fat, low carbohydrate, low calorie and low cholesterol courses. Available daily in the traditional restaurant during lunch and dinner. Caesar salads, fresh fruit, made to order sandwiches and tempting desserts are all just a phone call away with Costa’s 24hour room service. And what would an Italian style cuisine be without authentic Italian pizza?
For alternative dining, you can indulge with a sumptuous menu, fine wines and exquisite preparation in one of the speciality restaurants.
Cruising Italian Style is great fun for our younger guests! And parents can relax knowing that their children are under the supervision of our qualified team of staff and in the company of Squok, our Fun @ Sea mascot.
Fun @ Sea is the special onboard programme for all our young cruisers and every day the Fun @ Sea newsletter lists all the normal daily activities plus special themed dinners. And every afternoon a snack is served in a reserved area of the Buffet restaurant. ‘Kids Club’ gives 3-6 year olds lots of fun with arts and crafts, story time and a kids own fancy dress party.
Junior Club is the perfect hideout for 7-12 year olds with treasure hunts, mini water Olympics competition, plus junior aerobics and jogging. Teenagers can also have fun on a family holiday with Teen Club for 13-17 year olds. We have sports and fitness activities, games and tournaments, percussion lessons, micro magic and music at the popular ‘Rock Hour’ in the disco.
Family accommodation is available on most ships with cabins to accommodate up to four people, and on many ships we offer a choice of interconnecting cabins for larger family groups.
Nights on board are full of entertainment and surprises. Choose between the theatre or casino, a cafe with live music or a quiet lounge where you can enjoy an espresso after your meal – it is up to you.
Every night after dinner, international artists perform a live show in our elegant onboard theatre. The ‘Today’ daily programme will tell you what is on each night: variety show, cabaret, or musical spectacular, even aerobics or magicians. Have a drink in fine company at one of the many bars or take a moonlit stroll on deck under the stars.
One of the greatest attractions is the casino, with all its temptations. Sparkling and full of lights, it is a space where you can try your luck on the roulette wheel, blackjack tables or slot machines, luring you in with the tinkling of their chips. If you enjoy other sounds you will find your preferred choice of music in one of the lounges: Latin American, easy listening? There is something for everyone.
The disco is open for you to dance the night away and our dancers will entertain you with themed evenings to make it even more electrifying.
Welcome to Cruising Italian Style, a holiday at sea offering you an endless choice of opportunities, both on board ship and ashore. You can have as much freedom as you want on a Costa cruise holiday, because you can tailor your holiday to suit you. Enjoy the freedom to spend your morning relaxing on board, from early morning tea in bed to lazing on a deckchair in the sun then losing yourself in the spa and the freedom to step ashore at the next exciting destination to see the sights or perhaps do some shopping.
You are free to start your day with a leisurely breakfast in your cabin, in the restaurant and buffet or al fresco. There is freedom to create a holiday which is entertaining, relaxing or cultural, or even all three! You have freedom to do as much or as little as you choose, all you have to do is decide just what you want from your cruise holiday.
And it is also great value for money, with so much included in you holiday price – from welcome aboard pizza and ice cream to a wide variety of activities from learning the language of love to Italian cooking classes!
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