Costa Cruises – From the Mediterranean to the UK


Costa Cruises was founded in 1854 and quickly became a key player in the world of cruising. The line operates a fleet of 9 vessels that sail across Europe, the Emirates, the Caribbean and more – that also now included UK itineraries, which we’ll come to later.

Amenities and activities onboard all ships include multiple restaurants and bars, swimming pools, spas, fitness centres, entertainment venues, and children’s programs. Costa Cruises also provides shore excursions at each destination, allowing passengers to explore local sights and attractions.

Costa Cruises has a strong focus on sustainability and has implemented various measures to reduce its environmental impact, such as reducing fuel consumption, using eco-friendly materials, and recycling waste.

Costa Deliziosa cruise ship

Costa Deliziosa Spa facilities


Costa Cruises offers a variety of Mediterranean sailings that allow guests to explore the stunning coastlines, historic cities, and cultural treasures of this region.

Western Mediterranean: These sailings typically include stops in cities such as Barcelona, Marseille, Rome, and Naples, and may also visit ports in Portugal and Morocco.

Eastern Mediterranean: Costa’s Eastern Med cruises often include visits to cities such as Venice, Athens, Santorini, and Dubrovnik, as well as ports in Turkey and Israel.

Greek Islands: This itinerary typically includes stops in popular Greek island destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Corfu, as well as visits to mainland ports such as Athens and Katakolon.

Adriatic Sea: Venice, Split, and Dubrovnik are all covered, as well as visits to ports in Montenegro and Albania.

Costa Cruises offers a range of ships for Mediterranean sailings, including their newest ship, Costa Smeralda, which offers a unique experience with a design inspired by the beauty of Italy.

Costa Favolosa

Costa Favolosa Dining venues

Canary Islands  

The Canary Islands, which are a Spanish archipelago located off the coast of Africa, are offered on multiple Costa itineraries and are known for their stunning beaches, volcanic landscapes, and warm climate, making them a popular destination for cruisers seeking sun, sand, and relaxation.

Numerous itinerary options are available, and these often take in more than just the Canary Islands. For example, the Canary Islands and Madeira; Spain, Morocco, and the Canary Islands; and the Canary Islands and the Azores.

Cruises to Cork

Cathedral at Cork, Ireland

Costa Cruises UK Sailings

Costa Favolosa now offers guests the chance to take in the beauty of the British Isles on a selection of wonderful itineraries.

Destinations include Newcastle, Greenock, Invergordon, Belfast, Lerwick, Liverpool, Cobh, and Edinburgh. Some of these sailings also offer ports such as Bruges, in Belgium.

These sailings have already proved popular and sail throughout the summer months – ideal for those wanting a closer-to-home summer holiday.

Costa Favolosa offers 1.508 cabins in total, including 103 with direct access to the spa, 594 with a private balcony, 56 suites, all with a balcony, and 12 suites with direct access to the spa. Guests can also find 5 restaurants, 13 bars, the Samsara Spa, 5 Jacuzzis, 4 pools, two with retractable covers, a multipurpose sports pitch, outdoor jogging track. 4D Cinema, Theatre, Casino, Disco, Grand Prix Simulator, Internet Point, Library, Shopping Centre, and a dedicated kids’ club.

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