As indicated by the name, the Costa neoRomantica is the ship in the Costa Cruise fleet most suited to a romantic getaway with a loved one. A byword for elegance and style, the ship is designed to reflect her Italian heritage and utilises contemporary furnishings, a relaxing colour scheme and oodles of charm to create an interior in which supreme luxury is reflected throughout.
With her nine decks there is plenty of space for the 1,356 passengers who choose to come aboard, and the eight lifts ensure that disabled passengers and those with small children are well catered for. Her reputation for comfort precedes her, yet those seeking out the ultimate in elegance will not be disappointed – materials such as rare woods and Carrara marble feature in most public rooms, laid by Europe’s finest artisans to reflect a true Italian style.
Since her refurbishment in 2003, Costa neoRomantica has played host to thousands of guests seeking to travel to some of the most beautiful and interesting destinations throughout the world. However, cruising differs from other types of holiday in that the journey is as much of an enjoyable aspect as the port visits. On board the Costa neoRomantica there is plenty to see and do, with guests able to use their time to boost their fitness levels, broaden their horizons using books from the library or even indulging in a spot of retail therapy at the onboard shopping centre, Via Condotti. One thing is for certain – aboard this ship, there is never a dull moment!
As Italy is renowned for its love affair with delicious cuisine, the menus on board the Costa neoRomantica are simply bursting with the flavours and popular dishes her mother country is so famous for. The huge variety on offer means there is something for everyone, whether you are in the mood for a quick bite or a more formal meal. Dining is extremely flexible so those on board are able to eat whenever they like and all ingredients are of the top quality – with a ship of this standard, only the best will do!
For a top class meal, the Samsara Restaurant or Club neoRomantica Restaurant are both highly recommended, while those seeking a casual way to experience Italian food at its best should make a beeline for the Pizzeria. Alternatively, the Wine and Cheese Bar and the Coffee and Chocolate Bar are both excellent for a light snack – perfect for topping up energy levels after a morning in the pool!
As with everything on board the Costa neoRomantica, the leisure and entertainment offerings are of the highest quality, with a diverse range of activities designed to suit everyone. Parents travelling with children can rest assured that their little ones will be taken care of by the excellent Squok kids club, while teenagers can meet their peers at the Teen Zone – allowing parents to enjoy Italian classes, visit the casino or relax at the spa comfortable in the knowledge their children are having as much fun as they are.
As the evening draws in, guests are invited to don their dancing shoes and make their way to the Tango Ballroom or Diva Disco, where a mix of music styles will have them grooving away until the early hours. Or, for those looking to sit back and relax after a busy day, the L’Opera Theatre hosts dancers, cabaret acts and even speciality acts every night of the week.