Italian in origin, Costa has been in the shipping business for over a century and transporting passengers in style for over 50 years. Costa is Europe's largest cruise operator with 16 cruise ships sailing to destinations in the USA, the Caribbean, South America, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Pacific Asia, Middle East, Oceania, and Africa. Costa's diverse cruise itineraries range from the capitals of Northern Europe to grand Oriental cruises and transatlantic crossings.

Costa is part of the Carnival Corporation, yet the Costa cruise experience retains its European traditions and Mediterranean spirit. Grand décor and vibrant celebrations (onboard toga parties and the signature Roman Bacchanal Parade) are combined with classical concerts, lavish production shows and popular on-board enrichment programs. Never one to miss an opportunity to celebrate, Costa hosts Gala Dinners – a cruise highlight for many – with the Captain in attendance and everyone dressed up to the nines.

Who's On Board?

The sociable atmosphere and opulent surroundings on board Costa cruises attracts couples, families and, as on most longer and more exotic itineraries, a predominantly older crowd. A wealth of nationalities is represented on board, especially European and American passengers. Announcements are made in a variety of languages, so you might even learn a few new phrases.

The only Italian company in the sector to fly the Italian flag, the Costa Crociere Group is Italy’s biggest tour operator. Part of the Carnival Corporation & plc Group, listed on the London and New York stock exchanges and world leader in the sector with a fleet of 103 ships (over 11.5 million passengers in 2016), the Costa Crociere Group is parent company of the Costa Cruise Lines and AIDA Cruises brands. With 27 ships in service for an overall capacity of around 76,000 guests, the Group is headquartered in Genoa and operates at global level, mainly on routes in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, North and Central America, South America, the Arab Emirates, the Indian Ocean, the Far East and Africa. By 2021 six next-generation ships will be introduced to the fleet , developed according to responsible innovation criteria and for this reason destined to set a trend for the entire industry.

Top five reasons to cruise with Costa


  1. Personalised Excursions
    Costa Cruises allows you to make the most of your stopovers with personalised excursions. You’ll have your very own driver and tour guide, and an itinerary chosen entirely by you.

  2. Family Focus
    All cruises cater for the entire family, from toddlers right through to the grandparents. With babysitting, youth programs, parents’ nights out, and adult classes like cooking and languages, there’s endless entertainment for all tastes and ages.

  3. Premium Comfort
    All cabins include complimentary breakfast delivered to your door, 24 hour room service, satellite TV, the latest designs and comfortable bedding.

  4. Dining
    Costas à la carte restaurants are renowned for their exquisite and unique dishes, luxurious interiors and exceptional service.

  5. Wi-Fi
    All ships are equipped with a Wi-Fi service, allowing you to stay connected to your friends and family throughout your cruise holiday.

Costa Cruises Fleet

There are 14 ships within the Costa Cruises fleet, including three new ‘neo’ ships which are all about longer stopovers in charming destinations. Each ship is different, with a range of amenities and things to do. Peruse the deck plans, the staterooms and public spaces, and discover all there is to know about the Costa Cruises fleet.

Why book your Costa Cruises cruise with us?