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
Christened byInes Sastre

Current itinerary of Costa Mediterranea

Costa Mediterranea current cruise is 15 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden, themed as "Easter". Prices start from USD 2149 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Apr, 2019 and ends on 05 May, 2019.

Date / TimePort
20 Apr 17:00      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
21 Apr 08:00 - 22 Apr 20:00     Harwich, England   
23 Apr 11:00 - 20:00     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
25 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Dublin, Ireland   
26 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
27 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Liverpool, England   
28 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
30 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Invergordon, Scotland   
01 May 09:00 - 21:00     Leith-Edinburgh, Scotland   
02 May 08:00 - 20:00     Newcastle upon Tyne, England   
04 May 09:00 - 17:00     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
05 May 08:00      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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).

Costa Mediterranea wiki

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.

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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
2019 Mar 26 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Amsterdam Civitavecchia
2019 Mar 27 11 days, one-way from Savona to Amsterdam Savona
2019 Mar 28 10 days, one-way from Marseille to Amsterdam Marseille
2019 Mar 29 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Amsterdam Barcelona
2019 Apr 07 13 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam
2019 Apr 20 15 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $2149
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $589
2019 May 12 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1639
2019 May 26 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bremerhaven Amsterdam $1039
2019 May 26 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $919
2019 Jun 04 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $999
2019 Jun 13 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1059
2019 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $2049
2019 Jul 06 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1249
2019 Jul 15 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1299
2019 Jul 24 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $2249
2019 Aug 07 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1769
2019 Aug 16 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1619
2019 Aug 25 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $1959
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $849
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe From Amsterdam Ijmuiden Amsterdam $749
2019 Sep 22 9 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam $949
2019 Sep 22 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Marseille Amsterdam $1069
2019 Sep 22 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Genoa Amsterdam $899
2019 Oct 01 25 days, one-way from Barcelona to Port Louis Barcelona $2409
2019 Oct 02 22 days, one-way from Marseille to Saint-Denis Marseille $1819
2019 Oct 03 21 days, one-way from Genoa to Saint-Denis Genoa $1639
2019 Oct 03 23 days, one-way from Genoa to Port Louis Genoa $1859
2019 Oct 24 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $2599
2019 Oct 26 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $2359
2019 Nov 07 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $2299
2019 Nov 09 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $2359
2019 Nov 21 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1059
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1059
2019 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1059
2019 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1299
2019 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1809
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1809
2020 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1309
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1309
2020 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1309
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1309
2020 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1309
2020 Feb 01 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1309
2020 Feb 13 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1309
2020 Feb 15 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1309
2020 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From St. Denis &Ndash; Le Port Saint-Denis $1309
2020 Feb 29 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1309
2020 Mar 12 29 days, one-way from Saint-Denis to Venice Saint-Denis $1179
2020 Mar 14 27 days, one-way from Port Louis to Venice Port Louis $1009
2020 Apr 10 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $489
2020 Apr 11 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $489
2020 Apr 14 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $929
2020 Apr 15 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $929
2020 Apr 25 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $909
2020 Apr 26 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $909
2020 May 05 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $869
2020 May 06 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $869
2020 May 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $669
2020 May 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $669
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $719
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $769
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $819
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $819
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $869
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $919
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $969
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1019
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1019
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1149
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1199
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $1099
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $999
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $999
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $949
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $949
2020 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari $849
2020 Sep 19 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Bari Bari $719
2020 Oct 10 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $359
2020 Oct 13 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice $309
2020 Oct 16 22 days, one-way from Venice to Port Louis Venice $1849
2020 Nov 07 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1159
2020 Nov 21 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1159
2020 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1159
2020 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1909
2021 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1409
2021 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1409
2021 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1409
2021 Feb 13 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1409
2021 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Indian Ocean From Port Louis Port Louis $1409
2021 Mar 13 21 days, one-way from Port Louis to Venice Port Louis $1569