Costa smeralda is born, the sea has found its "Bel Paese"
Costa Smeralda is the ship that is the symbol of beauty, style and Italian hospitality. Its spaces take the name of and inspiration from the squares of the "Bel Paese" of Italy: as you walk down the wide stair case of the stern, it will feel like you are strolling through Piazza di Spagna, and browsing through shops, bars and restaurants to glimpse the liveliness of magical places like those of Trastevere, with the privilege of a unique perspective, that of the sea. An unforgettable experience to share with the people you love. And, with added value: experience a cruise at the forefront of environmental protection, thanks to an LNG combustion system, the cleanest in the world.
Every day, an Italian region will reign at your table, with a menu inspired by local culinary traditions.
Enjoy a typical Italian breakfast or a lovely international breakfast, served in the main restaurant and freshly prepared, that will give you the right boost to start your day. At dinner, taste the most famous Italian dishes, including fillet of beef alla Rossini, cappelletti with braised meat or a great Sardinian fregola with fresh vegetables, and gastronomic offerings from the places we visit. We also offer the most popular Italian dishes, for an extra charge, including the authentic cotoletta or the exquisite mozzarella produced on board. Finally, when it comes to the presentation of the food we make sure to pay attention to every detail, the reason behind this is because a taste experience starts with the eyes then involves all other senses.
It's lunchtime! Just rise from your lounge chair and go to the buffet to choose your favorite dish. Costa' Self-service Restaurants are perfect for informal dining where you can grab a light snack or a full lunch. It's the perfect time to refuel, your cruise day is about to become more active. You can also choose the Self-service Restaurant for dinner if you would like a quick meal or to synchronize your dining time with the schedule of others. With a large variety of vegetables, salads, pasta, meat and fish dishes, delicious desserts and options your kids will love, the Self-service Restaurant offers a pleasant and colorful experience. The large windows that overlook the sea invite you to relax and enjoy your food. Our waiters will attend to the drinks and clear the tables.
On many Costa ships, there are mini dairies with the best curd, craftsmanship and dairy artisans. You can enjoy mozzarellas, burrata, buffalo, scamorze and many more on your pizza or in the delicious dishes on the Goccialatte menu, with all the courses created to savor the freshness of the product, straight from the dairy. The initiative is organized by "Latteria del Curatino," an Italian brand created from the synergy of two companies from Campania: "Comat" (one of the most successful in the production of plants and machinery for the dairy industry), and the dairy farm "Podere dei Leoni" (manufacturer of DOP buffalo mozzarella). The main ingredient is cow and buffalo milk curd from the plains of Sele. True all-Italian excellence that reaches our table.
The pleasure of a vacation is also provided in dishes for celiacs, allergy sufferers, vegetarians, and vegans, without sacrificing taste and creativity If you follow any special diets, like a gluten-free diet because you suffer from celiac disease or a hypoglycemic diet for diabetics, or you have an allergy or intolerance, we make sure you can enjoy the culinary experience of a Costa cruise. If you're vegetarian or vegan, we can serve you dishes prepared especially for you. Special menus are available at our restaurants and served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, or you can bring your own products that Costa chefs can turn into delicious dishes. Even when you go on an excursion, you can request a packed lunch to suit your needs. We are happy to meet your specific needs; notify us of your needs at the time of booking. Enjoy your vacation while maintaining your normal diet!
On Costa ships, the Italian influence is present every day at every event, in bars and on your restaurant table with carefully selected products and brands. Food, drink, ingredients and brands of great Italian tradition are part of Costa's selections to add taste and quality to your cruise. Costa has partnered with Illy coffee, Ferrari Spumante, Aperol and other major brands to make every moment at the bar special. We use raw ingredients of Italian excellence in our cuisine like olive oils, Fassona beef for burgers or curds from Sele for the mozzarella freshly made on board. Barilla pasta is the Queen of your first dish. And Agrimontana for ice cream, Gobino and Biasetto for chocolate and pastry, will sweeten your every moment on board.
Spa and Fitness
for a fee - exclusive
The Samsara spa is a real spa area, entirely dedicated to your wellbeing, where you can have some "me time." The Samsara spa is only available on certain ships and is an oasis of wellbeing. It covers up to 19,685 square feet and is devoted to regaining physical energy and mental balance in a unique atmosphere in the spirit of the ancient Roman baths. Let yourself go with the gentle waters of the thermal and thalassotherapy pools, steam baths and Finnish saunas, and experience the treatments inspired by ancient Ayurvedic teachings. Close your eyes and be regenerated. The Samsara Spa wellness center, overlooking the sea, is a world where time is suspended, a unique experience to live in harmony with yourself. You will emerge with your body and spirit revitalized.
for a fee - exclusive
Everything you need for your beauty routine: facial masks to refresh and tone, depilation and manicures. Costa's relaxation experts know how to make you enjoy unforgettable moments of relaxation, vitality and serenity. The beauty salon provides facial treatments with regenerating, moisturizing, toning masks, facial cleansing, hair removal, hairdressing, a barber and manicures, which allow you to shine for your rendezvous on board. The beauty salon on Costa ships is always available from sunrise to sunset. The staff is happy to attend to all your needs, and you can also buy beauty products used during your treatments.
for a fee - exclusive
The ancient art of massage has always been practiced to relax and tone your body. On a Costa ship, you can expect enhanced relaxation. There are many ways to have a massage, and Costa provides them all to guarantee maximum muscle relaxation and to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. Here, you will forget the stress of work and everyday tensions. Entrusted in the expert hands of Costa professionals, you can try a thermal massage to regenerate your body, a stone massage for deep relaxation or tone your muscles with a fresh Lime & Ginger massage. All these options are available every day and make a difference: relax and enjoy these experiences as the ship takes you to new destinations!
If you are sporty, you can keep in shape in the gym equipped with the latest equipment and large windows that overlook the sea. Run on the treadmill or follow your regular routine admiring the endless expanse of the sea in front of you, giving a feeling of absolute well-being and pushing you to improve your performance. The Costa gyms are equipped with the most modern equipment and are an invitation to stay fit, even for the laziest. You can also have a personal trainer or attend group spinning classes and relaxing yoga and Pilates classes. Who says you can't stay in shape while on vacation?
Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
The decks pools are the place for entertainment and a meeting place to make new friends and enjoy a drink. The pools on board a Costa ship are at the heart of the fun. This is where you will always be entertained with games and dancing during the day and in the evening with the most popular events, like the white party, where you can dance to the rhythm of the music. The pools are also where you can enjoy a seaside-style lunch and where your children will want to spend hours. The lifeguards are always on the lookout so you can relax, maybe in a hot tub. The hot tubs are placed at strategic locations so that you can see the sea or swimming pool areas, where you can watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand, in the company of new friends, while the water massages your body.
On board there are multi-sport fields for football, volleyball, basketball or tennis.
If you love team sports, compete with friends and other guests on the sports courts. Participate in the tournaments offered by our entertainment team that are perfect for keeping in shape while having fun. Or relax your muscles with a yoga class with our instructors. Facilitators and instructors are great at engaging even the laziest with great professionalism and enthusiasm and will make you smile with any new sporting experience. With Costa, you can enjoy physical activities on land too with excursions that enable you to practice water sports, biking or hiking. Fitness can be part of your holiday too.
Follow the jogging route as the ship moves in the direction of the next destination is just a great feeling. Take the route along the ship from bow to stern when running, passing from port to starboard, in sync with your sense of wellbeing. Breathe in the sea air as you monitor your workout. This is one of the best feelings for an athlete, in addition to physical exercise, it will seem as though you are running along the edge of the horizon.
Kids, Teens, and Family
The Squok Club is a Mini Club for children over 3 years (not requiring diapers). It's not school and it's not babysitting, it's entertainment!
Your kids won't have a dull moment during a Costa cruise. And you can indulge in all the relaxation you deserve from a vacation! They'll never have a moment's pause between parties, games in the pool, tasty snacks, dancing together and mini tournaments. The Costa entertainment team knows how to hold their interest with many stimulating activities. On board, the Squok Club is divided into age groups: the Mini, for 3 to 6 years, with special Peppa Pig-themed activities, and the Maxi Club, from ages 7 to 11. So everybody has fun together with friends. The highlight of the entertainment aimed at children is that it's open all day (from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm) so that while the young tourists are busy at the kids' club, their parents can enjoy a trip or a romantic dinner. On many ships, the Squok Club area has a baby pool, water games, a pirate ship and castle.
Teens can experience the cruise with their peers with non-stop fun and always accompanied by Costa staff. Fun for everyone. That's why teens (ages 12 to 17) have their own Teen Club, divided into two age groups: Teen Club Junior (ages 12-14) and Teen Club (ages 15-17). These age groups help to create new friendships and the opportunity for your children to enjoy their vacation to the fullest. Many fun events. Among the most popular events are the dance and music classes, sports tournaments, pool parties with a midnight swim, disco games and themed dinners.
Sliding down the water slide at high speed from the top deck of the ship is very exciting. Between the different size slides and fast descents, you can test the courage of your friends or play with the whole family. You can slide down the articulated pipes and discover a new concept of fun during your Costa cruise, under the sun, with the water always fresh, and while the ship is plowing new seas every day.
Specialty Dining (fee added)
A private and exclusive area where the more refined pleasures of the table are the real stars. All accompanied by impeccable service.
A restaurant exclusive to the guests in Suites and the highest levels of CostaClub, or bookable for a fee, for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an intimate and elegant environment. The food quality is presented with sophistication and with the closest attention to service. For dinner, the restaurant serves both the main menu and the regional gourmet specialties. With the skilled hands, expertise and inspiration of highly trained Costa chefs transform dinners into special events. Every recipe, from appetizers to dessert, is even better if cleverly combined with a glass of wine, which is a perfect complement to the food. Finally, it is impossible to resist the selection of desserts, with as many as five samples of the most delicious desserts prepared by the chef.
A 100% made in Italy pizza, with high-quality ingredients and the genuineness of dough made with leavening prepared with mother yeast.
On board, a Costa ship is one place more than any other that makes you feel like you are in Italy. Pizzeria Pummid'oro, where you can eat the most famous Italian dish prepared strictly according to the original recipe. Spend a casual evening with friends or your family. There are as many as 14 pizzas on the menu for everyone's tastes, from the most popular Margherita, Napoli, Four Seasons and Calzone, to a real specialty: cheese focaccia from Liguria. All accompanied by an excellent wine or draft beer. And maybe, after your feast, you can finish the evening off with a selection of typical sweet dishes. The secret of the Pizzeria Pummid'oro lies in the simple and natural ingredients, such as extra virgin olive oil and mozzarella, freshly prepared on board.
A different type of experience, spend a night in a soft environment in an Oriental style, where you can observe the craftsmanship of Japanese chefs. You can relax in the Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant to experience a different evening. The lounge area is decorated in an Oriental style, the atmosphere and the dishes are extremely elegant and refined. You can order light sushi, sashimi and many other oriental specialties prepared by our chefs. No matter the dish you choose, you will see the magic in front of you: the tables are arranged around where the chefs prepare each delicious morsel at a time. The art of shaping the food with their bare hands and razor-sharp knives, always leaves diners speechless. A Japanese dinner with chopsticks, or forks if you prefer, is always pleasant, as a couple, with friends or with the whole family.
Where the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean meet, you can savor Pacific fusion cuisine in a menu full of taste and innovation. The menu created by Stefano Fontanesi, Costa Corporate Chef, and Riccardo Bellaera, Costa Corporate Pastry Chef, is an explosion of taste where habanero chilies, cashew nuts, and Japanese sake meet Mediterranean specialties like olive oil, fettuccine, Greek feta and much more. Some examples? Mango ceviche with red onions and aji amarillo, risotto with octopus in curry sauce, fillet of beef with tamarind sauce, fried okra, mashed sweet potatoes with ginger: a journey within a journey! The Samsara restaurant combines the creativity of the Costa chefs with typical ingredients of Pacific and Mediterranean cuisines in a refined and exclusive environment. Fresh and delicious, innovative cuisine that is rich in aromas and flavors from Asia and South America, prepared with the Mediterranean at heart.
Have you ever experienced the thrill of eating a real hamburger in the middle of the sea? On Costa ships, you can taste one of the best burgers you have ever had. For dinner, you can enjoy one of America's most popular products, reinterpreted according to Italian taste and passion with quality, traditional, healthy and wholesome ingredients: Fassona beef, cheese and vegetables, all certified fresh. The bread is so delicious that it takes the triumphant crown, every bite makes you want another. The area dedicated to burgers is in the casual setting of the self-service restaurant. Take a look at the menu on the chalkboard and order a sandwich, fries and a Italian craft beer!
included - exclusive
The magic of Broadway sparkles at sea. Every evening there is an exciting and engaging show for the adults and children.
Costa offers a different show every night. All the performances on the bill are great productions perfect in every detail, from the costumes to the scenery. The casts are composed of top-level national and international professionals who know how to make you laugh, dream and emote. All shows are enjoyed by an international audience. That's why show time is the most eagerly anticipated by all. Sit in a comfortable armchair to applaud magicians, singers, acrobats, dancers and international artists who perform only for Costa. Each show in the grand theatre brings the same excitement of a Broadway show. And you yourself can be a star performing on stage in our talent show.
Bravo Chef Show
included - casual
Are you passionate about cooking? Would you like to attend a cooking show? The Bravo Chef show will give you this opportunity.
You can witness the skills of the Costa kitchen staff and discover some secrets that will make your dishes delicious. Also, the best competitor will be able to win restaurant vouchers by entering the final quiz.
included - casual
With the bass turned up and the silence of the sea outside the windows at night, only on a Costa ship. For those who love to dance all night, the nightclub is the last rendezvous of the day. This is where the music is addictive, and dance music lovers can enjoy it and dance on the sea until dawn. Nothing is more fun or romantic. Make new friends to the wild rhythm of the night. Fun is turned all the way up and make you feel a part of a great night out and then, while everyone is asleep, you can watch the sunrise over the sea.
for a fee - casual
You can purchase beautiful gifts on board, and everything that you may need for your cruise.
What vacation would be complete without shopping? Plenty of opportunities to buy a gift for someone or for yourself, like your favorite perfume or that dress you forgot to pack. Buy what you need, like toothbrushes, after sun lotion or a battery for your camera, without the risk of running out of something you need on your trip. Moreover, the branded Costa boutique always has the right idea for a lovely keepsake.
for a fee - casual
The spectacular 4D cinema engages your five senses using special effects that make you experience your film like a character within it. Enjoy the incredible experience of seeing a movie that engages all your senses. The images come close to you and you can almost touch them, the sound is enveloping and your sense of smell sense is stimulated by fragrances released into the air. The 4D screening on Costa is very addictive and is an opportunity not to be missed, especially as a group activity.
for a fee - casual
On a Costa ship, everything, even the laser path, is an exciting challenge to overcome for a fun-filled adventure. An ideal location to celebrate birthdays and private events with its 262.47 square feet of special effects: 60-inch monitor, laser lights, and a high-quality sound system for all ages. This fun and high-tech environment has many choices for your various requests. You can also challenge your friends in the Laser Maze, an interactive game with a stream of laser beams that players have to cross as quickly as possible, being careful not to break them. The goal is to score the most points and win the challenge against other players. So much fun!
for a fee
Visit the casino if you prefer more traditional, but no less exciting bets! Rouge or noir, on which side does your fortune lie? The Costa ship Casino is a fun place for adults, where they can spend some time after dinner and make a bet to test their luck. Professional croupiers are waiting for you at the roulette or blackjack tables, but you can also try your luck at the slots. There are all kinds of traditional and electronic games. Everyone is involved in a Bingo game, each person must purchase a card, and there is an interesting prize every time.
The Voice of the Sea
Do you have a talent for singing? Get ready for a theater performance ... in the middle of the sea! Take part in "The Voice of the Sea"; a hugely popular talent show on board which is back for a new, exhilarating 2018 season!
Voice of the Sea is based on the popular tv show broadcast in over 180 countries around the world, tailor made for Costa ships. The only talent show with the famous Blind Audition, where judges vote solely on the participant's voice