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.
Kids cruising with Costa are well looked after. The cruise line offers four Clubs including the Mini Club for toddlers aged 3 to 6 years, the Maxi Club for kids aged 7 to 11, the Teen Junior Club for teenagers aged between 12 and 14, and the Teen Club for older teenagers aged between 15 and 17. On board, a variety of activities are organised for kids including pizza parties, pirate treasure hunts, face painting, masquerades, and Italian language lessons.
Costa offers a range of dining options so that you can enjoy your meals how you choose, whether that’s in a formal or casual setting or inside in a restaurant, al fresco enjoying the outdoors or in a plush stateroom. All meals are prepared with choice ingredients and created with a touch of class by the highly creative Costa chefs.