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Costa Mediterranea

Costa Mediterranea Review and Specifications

Specifications of Costa Mediterranea

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
Flag state Italy
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
ClassAtlantica
Building costUSD 510 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCosta Cruises
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)292 m / 958 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage85619 gt
Passengers2114 - 2537
Crew920
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins1057
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2017-2020
Sister-shipsCosta Atlantica, Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Pride, Carnival Spirit
Christened byInes Sastre

Current itinerary / position of Costa Mediterranea

Costa Mediterranea current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis. Prices start from USD 2599 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Nov, 2019 and ends on 23 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
09 Nov 21:00    Departing from Port Louis, Mauritius Island hotels
12 Nov 08:00 - 13 Nov 19:30    Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
15 Nov 09:00 - 19:00    Nosy Be Island, Madagascar
16 Nov 08:00 - 19:00    Antsiranana, Diego Suarez, Madagascar
18 Nov 08:00 - 19:00    Toamasina, Tamatave, Madagascar
20 Nov 09:00 - 21 Nov 18:00    Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
23 Nov    Arriving in Port Louis, Mauritius Island hotels

Review of Costa Mediterranea

Launched in 2003, Costa Mediterranea is the second of the two Costa Cruises Spirit-class ships, together with Costa Atlantica.

NEWS: In 2020-Q4, Costa Mediterranea leaves its current fleet to join CSSC Carnival China Cruise Shipping. The new Chinese cruise company starts operations in 2019-Q3 with Costa Atlantica. In 2023, to CSSC Carnival China's fleet will be added a 133,500-ton (Vista-Class) newbuild.

History - construction and ownership

Costa Cruises is a Genoa-headquartered subsidiary company owned by Carnival Corporation. Costa is Europe's second largest cruise line (after MSC) with year-round operations in the Mediterranean. Costa was founded in 1854 as a cargo shipping company. It started passenger shipping services in 1947, with regular Transatlantic crossings between Europe (Italy) and South America. In 2000, Costa Cruises was acquired by Carnival Corporation (shipowner).

Costa Mediterranea cruise ship

The 85,619-ton, 2,114-passenger cruise ship Costa Costa Mediterranea offers absolutely nothing simple or understated in her decor. At first, the eye-popping ornaments, which are designed by Carnival's super-talented Joe Farcus, are astounding. The interior architect and designer Joe Farcus outdid himself with incredibly ingenious designs which reinvent details from 17th and 18th-centuries Italian palaces. It makes cruisers wonder if those palaces really looked that magnificent when they were brand new. There is so much to look at that, in Joe Farcus' words, travelers enjoy "a constant discovery process on board" though they may, in fact, feel like they are sailing inside a traveling theme park.

Besides the ship's staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.

Cruise itinerary program

Costa Costa Mediterranea itinerary program is based on Southern and Eastern Caribbean cruises in the winter, Western and Eastern Mediterranean in the summer, and Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

Costa Mediterranea has a total of 1057 cabins (of which 58 Suite, 660 Balcony, 212 Inside rooms) in 9 grades. Most Costa Mediterranea staterooms are 185-sq. foot Balcony rooms - 64% of all staterooms have a private balcony. 8 are the wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Costa Mediterranea is the Grand Suite (365 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Together with the theme park fun aboard Costa Mediterranea, however, goes a degree of regimentation-especially with the assigned, 2-seating system in the main dining venues. All in all, there are fewer mealtime alternatives than found on other large-cruise lines, like Princess, which have adopted free-choice dining. The Mediterranea cruise ship stands out from the pack with her Italian galore “Cruising Italian Style”. Members of the crew greet guests with “buon giorno”. And it’s full amusement when napkin-waving waiters begin dancing on the tables. Know that the Mediterranea liner is not a good choice if you want to experience a voyage with European taste enjoying all the comforts of an American-geared vessel. Costa Mediterranea also offers complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service.

Costa Mediterranea cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Costa Mediterranea restaurants and food bars.

  • Wellness Restaurant (serves healthy and low-calorie food; with complimentary dining room for guests in Wellness cabins, and a specialty restaurant for other passengers at a surcharge/reservations are required)
  • Ristorante Degli Argentieri (1320-seat aft Dining Room, complimentary; serves open seating breakfast and lunch, 2 fixed dinner seatings - at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
  • Ristorante Buffet Perla del Lago (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5:00 p.m., and dinner; in the evening is transformed into Pizzeria Posillipo, complimentary, with waiter service)
  • Club Medusa (123-seat, 2-tiered dinner restaurant; reservations-only)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Costa Mediterranea provides a casino, theater, two show lounges, library, three pools, five Jacuzzis, and SPA. Osiris Theater, the main performance venue, is Egyptian-themed and can be accessed from Decks 2-4. On Deck 2, it offers banquette-style seating, with small, fixed tables. On the other levels, it has high-backed theater-style seats. There is a nightly show, with 2 performances, timed according to the two dinner seatings. The theater is also used for briefings and lectures. Smaller presentations are held in the more intimate Isolabella Theater.

Costa Mediterranea cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Costa Mediterranea lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Salone Giardino Isolabella (355-seat “Isolabella Garden” bar lounge with live music and entertainment)
  • Discoteca Selva (154-seat 2-tiered Disco Nightclub/bar lounge with DJ program nightly)
  • Teatro Osiris (950-seat, 3-tiered theatre, and main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus shows)
  • Piazza Casanova (lounge with a dance floor, served by Casanova bar)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Canale Grande (served by the Canale Grande bar)
  • Atrio Maschera d’Argento (10-deck high Atrium with 3 panoramic glass elevators, live music; served by D’Argento Bar)
  • Lounge Talia (stage, dance floor, and bar)
  • Terrazza d’Inverno (“Garden Terrace”, glass-roofed)
  • Biblioteca and Internet Point (Library/computers room)
  • Salone Orientale (lounge area served by Roero bar; with grand piano and dance floor)
  • Negozi di Via Condotti (duty and tax-free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco, and liquor)
  • Galleria Foto (Photo Gallery and Shop); Mediterranea’s Art Gallery
  • Bar Dionisio (50-seat bar lounge)
  • Mondo Virtuale (Video Games Arcade)
  • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
  • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids programme and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
  • Teen Zone (teenagers' lounge with Teen Junior (12-14 yo) and Teen Club (15-17 yo) rooms; complimentary supervised activities, themed parties, sports contests)
  • Terme Ischia (2-level Spa and Wellness complex, with Palestra Olympia gym, Sala Olympia aerobics room; Venus Beauty Salon; Treatment Rooms; UVA Solarium; Relaxation Room; Aroma Steam Rooms; Saunas; Turkish Bath and Hydrotherapy pool; Mediterranea’s Wellness cabins guests have free access to all Spa facilities)
  • Solarium (the largest open-air area onboard; served by Solarium Bar)
  • Piscina Armonia Pool area; Piscina Cadmo Pool area (both with 1 Whirlpool; served by Armonia Bar); Lido Apollo Pool area (with 1 Whirlpool; served by Apollo Bar); Lido Squok (mini pool for kids)
  • Campo da Gioco (combined court for tennis and basketball); Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track); Deck Games area (table tennis, shuffleboard).

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Mediterranea was Costa's 1st Spirit-class liner (inaugural cruise June 16, 2003), with sisterships Costa Atlantica and also the Carnival ships LegendMiraclePrideSpirit. In 2008, Mediterranea became the first cruise ship calling on Baltic Russia's St Petersburg port (on September 10th).

Costa Cruises Mediterranea's motto is "Mai visto niente di simile" - meaning "You've never seen anything like it". The Italian palazzi from 16th and 17th century inspired public spaces, like the atrium, Maschera d'Argento, which is ten-floor high. Her decks' names are Circe, Tersicore, Bacco, Teseo, Orfeo, Narciso, Prometeo, Pegaso, Armonia, Cleopatra, Pandora, and Medea. They are all named after characters from the mythology. Amenities onboard include 14 themed bars and lounges, Selva Discotheque, multi-purpose sports court, four swimming pools, three big capacity restaurants, four open-air Jacuzzis, three-story gym, Egyptian themed Osiris Theatre, Mondo Virtuale arcade, beauty salon and spa, the Canal Grande Casino.

During winter 2016-2017 season, the Mediterranea ship was repositioned from the Mediterranean (Europe) to South America.

On April 5, 2018, Mediterranea became Costa's' first liner having company's new livery. Located on the hull's bow (starboard and portside), the new logo was painted during a 3-day Mediterranean voyage (itinerary April 3-6) roundtrip from homeport Savona Italy. The starboard livery was painted during the port stay in Marseille France (April 5), and the portside livery - on April 6 in Savona.

Costa Mediterranea Itineraries

The below listed Costa Mediterranea cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Costa Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Oct 24 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2019 Oct 26 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis
2019 Nov 07 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2019 Nov 09 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $2599
2019 Nov 21 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis $1059
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1099
2019 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2019 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1099
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $2039
2020 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis
2020 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis
2020 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2020 Feb 01 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1719
2020 Feb 13 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2020 Feb 15 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1839
2020 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis – Le Port Saint-Denis
2020 Feb 29 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1539
2020 Apr 10 4 days, one-way from Venice to Genoa Venice $539
2020 Apr 15 14 days, round-trip 14 Nuit 16eme Jazz En Mer Marseille
2020 Apr 29 10 days, round-trip 9 Nuit La Croisiere Rock Marseille
2020 May 09 6 days, round-trip 6 Nuit XIXeme Festival Musique En Mer Marseille
2020 May 16 9 days, one-way from Savona to Venice Savona
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $809
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $859
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $849
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $899
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $949
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $949
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $949
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $999
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1049
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1049
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1049
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1099
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1099
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $999
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $899
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $899
2020 Sep 19 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $719
2020 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari $1099
2020 Sep 26 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $339
2020 Sep 29 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $339
2020 Oct 02 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $999
2020 Oct 13 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $949
2020 Oct 23 22 days, one-way from Venice to Singapore Venice $2129
2020 Oct 23 29 days, one-way from Venice to Singapore Venice $2709
2020 Oct 24 21 days, one-way from Bari to Singapore Bari $1729
2020 Oct 24 28 days, one-way from Bari to Singapore Bari $2629
2020 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $699
2020 Nov 14 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1299
2020 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $699
2020 Nov 21 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $999
2020 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $699
2020 Nov 28 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1289
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $689
2020 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1289
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $689
2020 Dec 12 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1289
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $989
2020 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1889
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1139
2020 Dec 26 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $2129
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $779
2021 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1529
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $729
2021 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1479
2021 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1479
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $779
2021 Jan 23 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1419
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $779
2021 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1419
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $769
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $769
2021 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1419
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $769
2021 Feb 13 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1419
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $669
2021 Feb 20 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1419
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $759
2021 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1259
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $659
2021 Mar 06 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1259
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $659
2021 Mar 13 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1259
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $659
2021 Mar 20 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1259
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $649
2021 Mar 27 14 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $1249
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Far East From Singapore Singapore $649

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