Costa Mediterranea

Costa Mediterranea Review and Specifications

Specifications of Costa Mediterranea

Year built2003  /  Age : 15
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
Christened byInes Sastre

Current itinerary of Costa Mediterranea

Costa Mediterranea current cruise is 5 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands. Prices start from USD 609 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Sep, 2018 and ends on 25 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Marseille, France Riviera   
21 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Savona, Italy   
22 Sep 14:00 - 20:00     Barcelona, Spain   
23 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
25 Sep      Arriving in Marseille, France Riviera   

Review of Costa Mediterranea

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

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 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 has outdone 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 magnificant 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 - 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 face 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 are the Grand Suites (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 surcharge/reservations 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, sport 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).

Costa Mediterranea wiki

  • Costa Mediterranea cruise ship is the 1st of the line's Spirit-class vessels (first cruise June 16, 2003). Her sister in Costa Crociere fleet is Costa Atlantica, and also the "Carnival Fun Ships" LegendMiraclePrideSpirit.
  • Mediterranea was the first passenger ship calling on the Baltic Russia's St Petersburg port in 2008 (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 with the company's new livery. Located on the hull's bow (startboard and portside), the new logo was painted during a 3-day Mediterranean cruise (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.

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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
2018 Jun 18 14 days, round-trip Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, Scotland Bremerhaven
2018 Jun 19 14 days, round-trip Netherlands, Iceland, Scotland, Germany Amsterdam
2018 Jul 12 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam
2018 Aug 12 9 days, round-trip Germany, Netherlands, Norway Bremerhaven
2018 Aug 13 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam
2018 Aug 21 9 days, round-trip Germany, Netherlands, Norway Bremerhaven$1599
2018 Aug 22 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1719
2018 Aug 30 9 days, round-trip Germany, Netherlands, Norway Bremerhaven$1379
2018 Aug 31 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1319
2018 Sep 08 13 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Savona Bremerhaven$1119
2018 Sep 08 12 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Marseille Bremerhaven$999
2018 Sep 09 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Savona Amsterdam$999
2018 Sep 09 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Marseille Amsterdam$939
2018 Sep 20 5 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands Marseille$609
2018 Sep 21 5 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands, France Savona$479
2018 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Italy Barcelona$729
2018 Sep 25 5 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands Marseille$499
2018 Sep 26 5 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands, France Savona$459
2018 Sep 27 6 days, round-trip Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Italy Barcelona$709
2018 Sep 30 4 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$369
2018 Oct 01 4 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$369
2018 Oct 03 3 days, round-trip Spain, France, Italy Barcelona$299
2018 Oct 04 5 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$449
2018 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$439
2018 Oct 06 5 days, round-trip Spain, France, Italy Barcelona$469
2018 Oct 09 5 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$479
2018 Oct 10 5 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$439
2018 Oct 11 6 days, round-trip Spain, France, Italy Barcelona$599
2018 Oct 14 4 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$359
2018 Oct 15 4 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$419
2018 Oct 17 3 days, round-trip Spain, France, Italy Barcelona$379
2018 Oct 18 5 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands Marseille$479
2018 Oct 19 5 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands, France Savona$489
2018 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Italy Barcelona$479
2018 Oct 23 3 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$279
2018 Oct 24 3 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$359
2018 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Spain, France, Italy Barcelona$369
2018 Oct 26 4 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$369
2018 Oct 27 4 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$349
2018 Oct 29 4 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tarragona Barcelona$319
2018 Oct 30 4 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$389
2018 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$439
2018 Nov 02 3 days, one-way from Tarragona to Barcelona Tarragona$169
2018 Nov 03 3 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$309
2018 Nov 04 3 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$339
2018 Nov 05 4 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tarragona Barcelona$359
2018 Nov 06 4 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$399
2018 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$459
2018 Nov 09 4 days, one-way from Tarragona to Barcelona Tarragona$409
2018 Nov 10 4 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$509
2018 Nov 11 4 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$469
2018 Nov 13 3 days, round-trip Spain, France, Italy Barcelona$369
2018 Nov 14 3 days, round-trip France, Italy, Spain Marseille$389
2018 Nov 15 3 days, round-trip Italy, Spain, France Savona$299
2018 Dec 02 25 days, one-way from Savona to Abu Dhabi Savona$1939
2018 Dec 02 19 days, one-way from Savona to Dubai Savona$1529
2018 Dec 02 19 days, one-way from Savona to Dubai Savona$1469
2018 Dec 03 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Dubai Civitavecchia$1399
2018 Dec 21 6 days, one-way from Dubai to Abu Dhabi Dubai$1329
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$1279
2018 Dec 28 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$1299
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$1299
2019 Jan 04 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$599
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$599
2019 Jan 11 7 days, one-way from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Abu Dhabi$599
2019 Jan 12 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$599
2019 Jan 18 6 days, one-way from Dubai to Abu Dhabi Dubai$599
2019 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$599
2019 Jan 25 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$499
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$549
2019 Feb 01 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$499
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$589
2019 Feb 08 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$569
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$549
2019 Feb 15 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$589
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$549
2019 Feb 22 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$549
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$549
2019 Mar 01 6 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Abu Dhabi$719
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip United Arab Emirates, Oman Dubai$629
2019 Mar 09 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Savona Dubai$1299
2019 Mar 09 17 days, one-way from Dubai to Civitavecchia Dubai$1239
2019 Mar 27 11 days, one-way from Savona to Amsterdam Savona$849
2019 Mar 28 10 days, one-way from Marseille to Amsterdam Marseille$789
2019 Mar 29 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Amsterdam Barcelona$709
2019 Apr 07 13 days, round-trip England, Ireland, Scotland Amsterdam$1199
2019 Apr 20 15 days, round-trip England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany Amsterdam$1849
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip England, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands Amsterdam$599
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Netherlands, England, France, Belgium, Germany Amsterdam$649
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Netherlands, England, France, Belgium, Germany Amsterdam$699
2019 May 26 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1149
2019 Jun 04 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1249
2019 Jun 13 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1379
2019 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Netherlands, Iceland, Scotland, Germany Amsterdam$2249
2019 Jul 06 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1349
2019 Jul 15 9 days, round-trip Netherlands, Norway, Germany Amsterdam$1399
2019 Jul 24 14 days, round-trip Netherlands, Scotland, Iceland, Germany Amsterdam$2449
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip England, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands Amsterdam$949
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Netherlands, England, France, Belgium, Germany Amsterdam$879
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Netherlands, England, France, Belgium, Germany Amsterdam$849
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Netherlands, England, France, Belgium, Germany Amsterdam$749
2019 Sep 22 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Genoa Amsterdam$899
2019 Sep 22 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Marseille Amsterdam$839
2019 Sep 22 9 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam$749
2019 Oct 01 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Port Louis Barcelona$1929
2019 Oct 02 22 days, one-way from Marseille to Saint-Denis Marseille$1729
2019 Oct 03 22 days, one-way from Genoa to Port Louis Genoa$1799
2019 Oct 03 21 days, one-way from Genoa to Saint-Denis Genoa$1639
2019 Oct 24 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$2299
2019 Oct 26 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$2299
2019 Nov 07 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$2299
2019 Nov 09 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$2299
2019 Nov 21 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1449
2019 Nov 23 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1449
2019 Dec 05 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1449
2019 Dec 07 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1449
2019 Dec 19 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$2199
2019 Dec 21 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$2199
2020 Jan 02 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1699
2020 Jan 04 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1699
2020 Jan 16 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1699
2020 Jan 18 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1699
2020 Jan 30 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1699
2020 Feb 01 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1699
2020 Feb 13 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1699
2020 Feb 15 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1699
2020 Feb 27 13 days, round-trip Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar Saint-Denis$1699
2020 Feb 29 13 days, round-trip Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Port Louis$1699
2020 Mar 12 29 days, one-way from Saint-Denis to Venice Saint-Denis$1369
2020 Mar 14 27 days, one-way from Port Louis to Venice Port Louis$1299