Costa Cruises combine Grand décor and vibrant celebrations with on-board enrichment programs and kids' activities to create a holiday experience perfect for the whole family.

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.

Top five reasons to cruise with Costa


  1. Personalised Excursions
    Costa Cruises allows you to make the most of your stopovers with personalised excursions. You’ll have your very own driver and tour guide, and an itinerary chosen entirely by you.

  2. Family Focus
    All cruises cater for the entire family, from toddlers right through to the grandparents. With babysitting, youth programs, parents’ nights out, and adult classes like cooking and languages, there’s endless entertainment for all tastes and ages.

  3. Premium Comfort
    All cabins include complimentary breakfast delivered to your door, 24 hour room service, satellite TV, the latest designs and comfortable bedding.

  4. Dining
    Costas à la carte restaurants are renowned for their exquisite and unique dishes, luxurious interiors and exceptional service.

  5. Wi-Fi
    All ships are equipped with a Wi-Fi service, allowing you to stay connected to your friends and family throughout your cruise holiday.

Italian in origin, Costa has been in the shipping business for over a century and transporting passengers in style for over 50 years. Costa is Europe's largest cruise operator with 16 cruise ships sailing to destinations in the USA, the Caribbean, South America, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Pacific Asia, Middle East, Oceania, and Africa. Costa's diverse cruise itineraries range from the capitals of Northern Europe to grand Oriental cruises and transatlantic crossings.

Costa is part of the Carnival Corporation, yet the Costa cruise experience retains its European traditions and Mediterranean spirit. Grand décor and vibrant celebrations (onboard toga parties and the signature Roman Bacchanal Parade) are combined with classical concerts, lavish production shows and popular on-board enrichment programs. Never one to miss an opportunity to celebrate, Costa hosts Gala Dinners – a cruise highlight for many – with the Captain in attendance and everyone dressed up to the nines.

Who's On Board?

The sociable atmosphere and opulent surroundings on board Costa cruises attracts couples, families and, as on most longer and more exotic itineraries, a predominantly older crowd. A wealth of nationalities is represented on board, especially European and American passengers. Announcements are made in a variety of languages, so you might even learn a few new phrases.

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