Built in 1996, Costa Victoria can accommodate 1,928 guests on its 10 passenger decks, along with 800 crew. The 75,2000 tonne ship was refurbished in 2004, adding new suites and balconies, and had another interior refit in 2013.
There are 964 cabins including indoor, oceanview, balcony rooms and suites. There are six wheelchair-accessible cabins. The size of the cabins ranges from 120 to 430 square feet and all are furnished with television, twin beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed, mini-bar, personal safe, and small bathrooms.
The two main restaurants on board Costa Victoria are Fantasia, which can seat 506 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with open seating, and Sinfonia, which can seat 506 guests for dinner with set seating. They serve the same menu. Buffet Bolero offers guests a variety of self-serve cuisines and the outdoor Terrazza serve burgers and hotdogs. Club Il Magnifico is a reservation-only, specialty restaurant (an additional charge).
The ship’s wellness centre has a Turkish baths, a variety of treatment rooms, a beauty salon and a small indoor pool (adults only). A Solarium is located on deck 14 deck for sunbathing. There is a covered jogging track, tennis court and gym with equipment, weights and daily classes.
Costa Victoria is a family-friendly ship and provides venues and activities for children and teenagers. Children aged three to 11 years can participate in the Squok Club, while the Teens Club provides activities for 12-17 year olds. The Tavoli da Gioco room is full of video games and game tables that older kids and adults can enjoy.
– Cruise Passenger
“…Great service, shows and food. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the cruise and were made feel special by certain staff. It is an older ship but has all the facilities for a short cruise. Staff member were very friendly and went out of there way to provide a little extra…”
– Cruise Critic
“…Victoria is a very elegant ship…as close to an ocean liner as you can probably get in a cruise ship. She has curves everywhere, her external & internal architecture has been beautifully designed and, as with all German built ships, her build quality, attention to detail and overall atmosphere is second to none, she really is quite exceptional in most areas…”
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