Welcome to Italian-style cruising on Costa Cruises, which has 60 years of cruising experience. On board Costa’s ships guests can take Italian cooking classes, or play tennis and volleyball. Indulge in luxury treatments in the Samsara Spa and Ischia Wellness Spa, or just relax by the pool and plan the next shore excursion.


Costa’s activity leaders run dance classes and organise team games as well as basketball, tennis and volleyball tournaments. For children, the Fun@Sea program runs countless activities: themed meals, tea parties, treasure hunts, disco evenings in fancy dress, nature and sea-life days, and lots more!


Wake up to freshly baked croissants and traditional Italian coffee. Enjoy delicious dishes in the restaurant, at the buffet or beside the pool for lunch. In the evenings, enjoy good food in the restaurants or don your evening dress for the exclusive gala dinners.


On Costa ships, there are restaurants, bars, Jacuzzis, a jogging track, fitness centre, sauna and steam room, theatre, casino, disco, internet, library and a shopping centre as well as an outdoor swimming pool with retractable sunroof.


INSIDE CABINDouble or twin bed setting, TV Telephone, Bathroom with shower, Spacious wardrobe, Safe, Hair dryer, Minibar OUTSIDE CABINDouble or twin bed setting, TV, Bathroom with shower, Telephone, Spacious wardrobe, Safe, Hair dryer, Minibar SAMSARA SUITEDouble or twin bed setting, Balcony, TV, Telephone Bathroom with shower & Jacuzzi, Spacious wardrobe, ‘Pillow menu’


From December 2010-April 2011, Costa Classica will sail a new 14-day itinerary, or two 7-day segments, cruising from Singapore to Thailand and Malaysia. In 2011, Costa Classica will depart from Hong Kong and Singapore on 14- to 16-day cruises to Thailand, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan and Taiwan, as well as mini-cruises from China.

Established: 1948

Vessels: 14

Star rating: 2+ to 4 star

Tonnage: 26,000 – 114,500

Passengers: 963 – 3,780


Accommodation, All meals, Entertainment, Insolvency insurance, Port taxes, Gratuities, Fitness classes, Children free under the age of 18, sharing with 2 adults (in upper berths).


In 2011, Costa Cruises will introduce a new ship, Costa Favolosa, which will weigh in at 114,500GRT and carry a total of 3,780 passengers. Some features include a Golf Simulator and a Grand Prix Simulator.

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