COSTA CRUISES

Costa staff and Guests come from all over the world, which is what makes their ships so special. They have robots as well as staff, and they speak all languages. Onboard it is truly an international atmosphere.

Entertainment and shows are prepared with an international audience in mind: music, dancing and mime – they claim music is the official language. But, you can choose the language of your excursions. Like P&O, another of the parent Carnival’s brands, they have recently sold smaller ships and have bought into the Excellence Class. The Magica is going to the main Carnival Brand to be the Mardi Gras.

COSTA CRUISES FLEET

Carnival have ordered at least nine Excellence Class ships, two are on their way to P&O, one is off to Costa one has just been floated out. The first P&O ship will be named Iona. The AidaNova has been floated out. The AidaNova. You might consider the Hyperion Class an equal class to the Royal Class, and if so, the Helios Class is the Excellence Class. The Helios offers up to 6,000 guests over 20 decks, 337 meters long, 42 meters wide which is daily standard for many ships, 184,000 GT. There are 23 bars and 17 restaurants, a casino, a water park, rock climbing walls, a gym and spa. The ship has a tropical theme. It will have the Pepper Robot to assist guests, that speak three languages. Go VIP in the two-storey penthouse suites with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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CARNIVAL MARDI GRAS – the Excellence Class ship evolves.

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IONA – Current position and Ship details.

MEYER WERFT is building the RINA classified ship, sometimes referred to as Excellence and/or Helios class ships for Carnival

AidaNova

Carnival has settled on the Helios or Excellence Class ships.

COSTA SMERALDA new Helios-class vessel

COSTA SMERALDA is due in 2019 and is a 183,900 gross tonnage ship.

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CARNIVAL MARDI GRAS – the Excellence Class ship evolves.

OMG, this has a rollercoaster and water slides. If you are an IONA fan

COSTA TOSCANA – same as the Iona

The Costa Toscana is yet another Excellence Class ship, just like the Iona.

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This is a new Vista Class, not the same as the old HAL Vista class, but maybe it will be as popular as their 11 ships. These larger cruise ships built by Fincantieri in Italy, where first steel cut in 2014 some three years after the other Vista Class finished. These Vista Class ships are operated by Carnival and Costa Cruises and soon P&O Australia.

These ships are around 322 meters long, a touch smaller than the Royal Class (Britannia) and have 15 decks carrying 4000 guests. They can travel at 22 knots. The features include the SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, a Water Works aqua park which is themed after Dr. Seuss characters, and Carnival’s Seuss at Sea programme. Vista ships have some unique new attractions such as Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse and an on board brewery.

  1. Carnival Vista (2016)
  2. Carnival Horizon (2018)
  3. Costa Venezia (2019)
  4. Carnival Panorama (2019)
  5. Costa Unnamed (2020)

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COSTA VENEZIA

New ship, innovative spirit and warm Italian hospitality will show you the world from a different vantage point: from the sea.

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COSTA FASCINOSA

COSTA FASCINOSA is definitely the most glamorous ship in the fleet.

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COSTA FAVOLOSA

COSTA FAVOLOSA is surrounded by magic, decorated with precious materials and furnishings and perfected by state-of-the-art technology,

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COSTA PACIFICA

The language on board is music and fun.

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COSTA DIADEMA

From its design to its entertainment, Costa Diadema offers a wealth of new ways to enjoy cruising including a country rock club.

The Spirit Class ship is very similar to the Vista ship. The main obvious difference is the smaller chimney stack. The two ships combined ideas and designs certainly on the Queen Victoria which is still a Vista ship. The Spirit ships were built in Helsinki and are Panamax ships like the Vistas. These ships are 293 m long with 12 decks carrying 2,124 guests at a speed of up to 22 knots. 80% of the cabins are outside and of them, 80% have balconies.

  1. Costa Atlantica (2000)   SOLD
  2. Carnival Spirit (2001)
  3. Carnival Pride (2001)
  4. Carnival Legend (2002)
  5. Costa Mediterranea (2003)   SOLD
  6. Carnival Miracle (2004)

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COSTA DELIZIOSA

COSTA DELIZIOSA is the perfect ship to give you a unique sensory experience, to seduce, charm, satisfy and fulfil every desire.

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COSTA LUMINOSA

COSTA LUMINOSA’s new attractions and amazing architectural solutions make it full of charm, sophistication and innovation.

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COSTA MAGICA

COSTA MAGICA is waterslides and family fun.

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Arabian Cruise Destinations YouTube Channel – from shopping in Dubai to…..

  Arabia has opened up to cruising, and it is a great way to go shopping in Dubai.

Costa Fortuna Ship Tour

Costa Fortuna was built in 2003 on the same platform as Carnival Cruise Lines’ Destiny-class, but she is called a Fortuna Class ship.