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Costa Cruises: What's its specialty?

The Italian cruise line, Costa Cruises is based in Italy and is run by an American-British company.
Costa Cruises brings to you an alternate eating options and an infectious nightlife. For this cruise architecture and art plays a significant role and this is also reflected in the original handcrafted furnishing and the ships' features for which the company spends millions of dollars.

The lively ambience sets all the passengers on a festive mood, thanks to the highly charged social staff onboard. The entire cruise is an exposure to the Mediterranean panache, the American grandeur, and the Italian ambience.

The Onboard life on Costa Cruises

Dress code

On a seven-night cruise, you will have two formal nights and during these nights, you will see men dressed in either tuxedoes or sports jackets or dark coats and ties. Other nights are casual and you can move around in comfort, however, jeans are not allowed in the restaurants. You are also requested not to wear shorts after 6 p.m., while on the cruise.


The onboard activities include, as expected, a touch of Italy with Italian game of bocce, tossing pizza dough (it can be fun) during the at-sea Festa Italian street festival, and dancing the tarantella. On the very first night, you are invited to the "Welcome aboard" fête which is hosted by the captain. This event is a formal affair; you need to be dressed formally. A tropical deck party is also thrown in a Mediterranean way, which is the presentation of a midnight buffet. The deck party is known as the Notte Tropical and by the time your cruise comes to an end, you will be thrown another party, the Roman Bacchanal.

Other games for you to enjoy are the trivia, bingo, pool games as well as the classical concerts and chic production shows. These activities have been incorporated by keeping in mind the taste of the North American passengers. Cooking classes and arts and crafts are also very popular. If you want to marry in the idyllic setting of the sea, there is a small chapel for this very purpose (Well, you can enjoy the setting after the ceremony).

Health and fitness

You can pamper yourself with a variety of messages, facials, and body wraps. Hair and nail services are also available.

You can flex your muscles, lift some weights, or jog in the state-of-the-art gym. You also have access to basic fitness classes. Golf lovers can enjoy some golf excursions in the ports and the PGA clinics on the ship


Themed dinner menus are very popular in Costa Cruises. Onboard you can enjoy the regional Italian cuisines, seafood, pastas, beef, chicken, and not to forget the authentic pizza. You also have the option to select vegetarian dishes or other healthy choices.

Suite passengers on Costa Cruises are offered one complimentary dinner for two. From the limited menu, you can order room service any time of the day or night.


The passengers are mostly from Europe mainly the German, Italians, French, Spanish, and the British. This cruise line attracts passengers in the age group of 20 plus to the retirees.

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