Costa Cruises, Europe’s #1 cruise line is the Italian Cruising Company part of the Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world. For 67+ years, the ships of Costa’s fleet have plied the seas of the world being the ambassador of the pleasant mood of Italian hospitality and the true Italian holiday, with delicious food, selected wines, unique shopping experience, completed by a vast selection of Italian famous brands such as Illy coffee and Ferrari sparkling wines. Costa’s fleet of floating Italian villas, the international mix of our guests, and the warm, welcoming hospitality of our international staff are the perfect complements to the love, laughter and la dolce vita that is key to Cruising Italian Style.
Currently the Costa fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 15 ships in service, all flying the Italian flag. Moreover, Costa Smeralda is one of Costa's next-generation cruise ships that features a revolutionary “green design” and is powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, representing a major environmental breakthrough. Another ship with this revolutionary technology, Costa Toscana, will be delivered late 2021. Costa sails worldwide with departures in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Baltic Sea, Central America, Africa, Dubai, Far East, Indian Ocean, South America, Caribbean, Around the World and Transatlantic.
There’s a whole ship waiting for you: exclusive and comfortable cabins, fitness and wellness areas, restaurants, lounges and bars, plus musical entertainment and different themed parties every evening. The entertainment is for all ages, both on board and on land, and every day you can choose the best way to relax and have fun with others, on your own or with the whole family. And as of January 1, 2014 all of the ships interior spaces (excluding the cigar lounge) have gone Non Smoking.
Some ships are large and spectacular and all the more fun, others are smaller with a more personal and intimate ambience on the neoCollection. On whichever Costa Cruise ship you choose, you’ll cross the most beautiful seas, pass stunning landscapes and see breathtaking views. As soon as you step onboard you will realize what an unforgettable experience your holiday at sea with Costa will be.
Costa embodies the Italian excellence surprising its Guests everyday with unique holiday experiences and unforgettable memories thanks to 19,000 Costa associates worldwide who are passionately working every day to offer “Italy’s finest” cruise vacations through 137 different itineraries, 261 destinations and 60 embarkation ports.