Those seeking a modern, elegant cruise ship need look no further than the Costa Victoria. Refurbished in 2004, she teams inspiration from the warmth and charm of Italy with a unique Avant-garde style which truly proved to be a game changer in the cruising industry upon her re-launch.
Guests aboard the Costa Victoria are offered a classical European style cruise with a modern twist no matter where in the world they choose to visit, be it South America, the Mediterranean or the Baltic Sea. The pinnacle of her stunning interior decoration has to be the specially produced glass mosaics designed by Emilio Tadinidi – an aspect sure to delight art connoisseurs.
Those keen to see as much of the world as possible can do this from the Costa Victoria’s two panorama promenades, introduced to the ship during her refurbishment. These stunning walkways each measure approximately 459 feet in length and are an ideal setting for romantic couples to take a light stroll as the sun sets on the horizon.
With everything from an outdoor running track to an internet café found on board, the Costa Victoria will truly become a home from home for anyone seeking to experience cruising in the lap of luxury. The wealth of great activities on board interspersed with exciting port visits around the world make this ship the ideal choice for busy families, couples or singletons alike, with the Squok kids club ensuring that those travelling with children gain all the time and space they need to truly relax on their holiday.
As Italian culture plays a huge part in the design and décor of the Costa Victoria, it is only to be expected that many of the menus on board also reflect the offerings of this vibrant country. Special gastronomic events such as the Italian pasta festival afford guests a great opportunity to broaden their palates and discover new favourite flavours whilst also learning a little more about the preparation techniques of some of Italy’s most iconic dishes.
Yet those seeking a little more variety need not be disappointed – the Costa Victoria boasts a total of five onboard restaurants, each offering something new and different. Guests with a refined taste may wish to visit Club Il Magnifico which, due to its immense popularity, requires a prior reservation. Every restaurant benefits from the expertise of Italian Sommeliers who have hand-picked varieties of wine best suited to the cuisine on offer.
They say variety is the spice of life and, aboard the Costa Victoria, this is certainly true of the entertainment and recreational activities on offer. During the day, guests are encouraged to make use of the three swimming pools, four Jacuzzis and the sauna and steam room, or alternatively visit the fitness centre where qualified trainers are on hand to assist in achieving the maximum results from their workout. There are also a number of treatment rooms to help unwind after a strenuous stint at the gym – nothing quite like a back massage after burning off several hundred calories!
By night the Costa Victoria truly comes alive with her 12 passenger decks bedecked in bright lights, all the better to illuminate the Latin dancing going on during her famous deck parties. Heading indoors, a total of 10 bars provide a wide variety of different drinks for guests to try; cocktails are certainly needed after a Rumba or two!