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Atlantica

As tall as a 20 storey building and just under 300 metres long. Costa Atlantica has a surface area 20 times the size of the Olympic stadium in Rome.

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Deliziosa

Launched in 2010 Deliziosa is the new flagship of the Costa line. She carries a nice little bouquet of novel features, including a 4D cinema with scentavision to heighten the experience of the viewers, and the swimming pool on the Lido deck has a sliding glass roof to allow people to swim in comfort even in less certain European weather.

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Diadema

The current fleet flagship, dubbed the 'Queen of the Mediterranean', is a bubbling, vivacious playground at sea, featuring a wrap around outdoor promenade deck that showcases several bars, open air restaurants, and even a quartet of hot tubs, cantilevered over the sides. The interior spaces include a vast, inviting spa and an elegant Atrium Lobby, as well as a classically styled Grand Ballroom.

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Fascinosa

From the elegant, two level Samsara Spa to no less than four outdoor pools- one of them with a retractable roof- the magnificent Costa Fascinosa combines both harmony and hedonism aboard one stunningly glamorous playground on the ocean. With a whole host of luxury accommodation, from comfortable inside cabins to sumptuous balcony suites, she offers a matchless cruise experience.

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Favolosa

Graced by over four hundred original works of art, Costa Favolosa is a floating fantasy island in herself, complete with a glittering, multi level Atrium Lobby and bar. Fast paced, stunning floor shows take place in the three storey theatre, while those more inclined to serenity and wellness can take their ease in the magnificent, two level Samsara Spa at the top of the ship.

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Fortuna

An extremely comfortable and sophisticated Costa Cruise ship, inspired by the great Italian ocean liners of the past: ex, Vulcania, Conte di Savoia, Raffaello. Everything about the Costa Fortuna is dazzling, enchanting and entertaining.

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Luminosa

Launched in 2009, Luminosa served for a year as the flagship of the Costa line. She has a 4D cinema, a pool with a sliding glass roof and a very nice roller-skating track that is popular with teens in the day, and also with older people in the early evening.

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Magica

The prestigious Accademia di Brera (Milan) has worked in partnership with Costa to create and display over 5,000 works of art on the theme – magic – which are hung or displayed in public rooms and stairways and in some of the passenger suites on this cruise liner.

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Mediterranea

Fun, colourful and bright, the Costa Mediterranea cruise will enchant you as soon as you enter the main Hall, with its panoramic glass lifts and sculptures of dancers. And up above, a glass ceiling with views of the sky.

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neoClassica

Smaller and more intimate than her fleet mates, the sublime Costa NeoClassica operates longer itineraries, giving passengers more time to soak up the sun. Two pools and four Jacuzzis give her outer decks the feel of a lido afloat. With some 654 cabins in total, this beautifully redesigned ship combines classic elegance with a sense of intimate exclusivity.

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neoRiviera

The smallest ship in the Costa fleet, Costa NeoRiviera is big on style and choice. With three restaurants, a casino, pool and hot tubs, she offers the kind of longer, more adventurous cruises that only a smaller ship can really deliver well. And, with an on board focus on succulent regional cuisine from the ports that she visits, sailing Costa NeoRiviera represents a true gastronomic voyage of delight.

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neoRomantica

Smaller than her bubbly, expansive sister ships, the stately Costa NeoRomantica packs a lot into her truly elegant hull. She serves up four restaurants, all featuring the regional cuisine of the different ports that she visits on her longer, more extensive itineraries, with no less than five different bars, and a pair of very appealing, upper deck swimming pools.

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Pacifica

Costa Pacifica was launched in 2009 and has two pool areas, both of which can be covered by glass domes in bad weather. The theme of Pacifica is music and the lobby is replete with lots musical motifs and themes – and passengers can steep themselves in music too, with the first-ever recording studio on a Costa ship and a musical director who offers the chance to learn to play piano, guitar or drums or for more experienced musicians to record themselves performing a favourite work.

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Serena

Its name symbolises harmony and serenity. Costa Serena and her sister ship Costa Concordia, are the largest and longest ships in the fleet. The prestigious Samsara Spa spreads over two decks and will be haven of wellness and relaxation.

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Victoria

Costa Victoria is a truly stylish ship that has been recently renovated to include new features. Balconies have been added to many of the outside cabins and the terraced area of the Buffet has been widened to create two new panoramic walks on deck 11.

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Costa Cruises offer an ‘Italian-style’ packaged cruise holiday experience, which is great for families and first-time cruisers. Their vibrant, European-style environment means French, German, Russian and Dutch passengers are to be found in large numbers on Costa cruises, along with Italian and English speakers. The Costa Cruises fleet is the largest in Europe with twelve elegant and comfortable ships to choose from, which are all designed to combine casual luxury, entertainment and pleasure.

Each new day will bring exciting experiences and the chance to explore some of the most beautiful and culturally rich places on earth, all complemented by exceptional standards of personal service. Onboard, you can expect Mediterranean-influenced dining and good Italian wines, with a focus on good food and no particular rush to finish eating. Dining times are later than most American and many European passengers expect and entertainment may be conducted primarily in Italian, or in four or five languages sequentially - be prepared for either as you won’t get pure English-language shows or competitions.

  • Brand history - Since 2000 Costa has been owned by the Carnival Corporation but you’d never know it from the proudly Italian nature of the line
  • Signatures of the line - Italian food, relaxed European entertainment, more tolerance of smoking and less of screaming kids
  • Number of ships - 17
  • Best for (kids, entertainment etc) – the spas on the new Costa ships are fantastic but for most passengers it’s the great food and adult atmosphere that feature in their ‘best’ list
  • Special dining features – the cuisine is Italianate and proud of it
  • Special suite features – Costa accommodation is often seen as being a little small by Americans, but nicely cosy by Europeans
  • Special kid features – it’s expected that young people will take part in the daily club sessions and not hang around the adult areas
  • Entertainment features – lots of languages spoken on board, which can make entertainment a bit hit and miss for those who’ve got used to English-only shows
  • Spa and fitness features – the Samsara spas on the newer ships get rave reviews from passengers although some Americans find the layout a little compact
  • Routes – almost everywhere but with a strong focus on European itineraries

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No. of Ships
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