Costa Cruises is an Italian cruise line which boasts 60 years of history. Costa’s focus is on "Cruising Italian Style” – it combines the sophisticated elegance of a European vacation with the spirit of its Italian heritage. It has a vast network of 250 sailing destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and the Indian Ocean. Costa also boasts one of the largest on-board health and wellness centers on most of their ships with their Samsara Spa. It also offers port-intensive itineraries with only a few days at sea, making the entire experience more energetic and fun. Its ships offer abundant nightlife and dining options. It is also a distinctly family-oriented cruise line with children below 18 on all sailings going free.
Fellow Passengers – Costa attracts a large European crowd, especially on its European cruises. It is not unusual to hear announcements on board being made in Italian, Spanish and English. Its South American cruises attract the North American crowd. Costa's ships also appeal to a wide range of ages, from 20-something first-time cruisers to families to retirees.