Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises
  • Overview

This popular, low-cost Italian cruise line was originally founded in 1854, using its cargo ships to carry textiles and olive oil to South America. In 1947, they introduced passenger services from Italy to South America. It has a massive 17 vessels in the fleet, some of which hold almost 4000 passengers.

Great Italian hospitality, service and food is prevalent on board, with cuisine ranging from easy buffet pastas, to elegant a la carte delights. On board spas are a big hit with couples on board, perfect for those looking to unwind and be pampered after an hour at one of the popular gym classes. Take a peek at some great boutique stores, try your luck at the casino or go watch a fantastic show. Costa have all grounds covered.

Most are fly cruises, with departures available from London, along with regional flights. Popular itineraries include Africa, Canary Islands, Dubai, Far East and of course, the Mediterranean.

If you want to experience the elegance of contemporary Italian cruising without the premium price tag, Costa Cruises could be ideal for you.


CostaClub is the exclusive membership club for people that prefer to travel with Costa Cruises. Becoming a member is complimentary and the more cruises you take, the more rewards you will receive.

There are four levels to the membership and points are rewarded for every day you spend on a Costa ship, points can also be rewarded for the amount of money you spend on board. You will receive 100 points for every day you spend on board and 40 points for every 52 euros spent on board and registered on your personal CostaClub membership card.

Aquamarine Club – 2000 points

  • CostaClub newsletter sent directly to your email address
  • Frequent guest discounts
  • CostaClub card in room on board
  • Cocktail with the Captain and photograph
  • Fruit basket
  • Complimentary birthday cake and wedding anniversary cake
  • Chocolate in your room on gala event evenings
  • 10% discount on a selection of Costa merchandise
  • 20% discount on various on board services such as internet, laundry service and beauty salon treatments

Coral Club – 2001-5000 points

  • All of The Aquamarine Club benefits
  • Privileged boarding
  • Bottle of Spumante

Pearl Club – 5001+ points

  • All of the Aquamarine and Coral Club benefits
  • Gift at the end of cruise
  • 10 euros/10 USD worth of casino chips
  • Preferential disembarkation
  • Priority choice of dining seating
  • Complimentary dinner at one of the Club Restaurants

Gold Pearl Club – 13,001+ points

  • All of the Aquamarine, Coral and Pearl Club benefits
  • VIP waiting room in available ports
  • Complimentary bathroom kit, robe and slippers
  • Special cocktail with the Captain and photograph
  • 15 euro/15 USD voucher for photo shop purchases
  • 30 euro/30 USD voucher to use in the Wellness Centre

What's included

  • Italian cooking lessons
  • Broadway style shows
  • Kids clubs
  • Daily onboard organised activities

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