The proud owners of 15 cruise ships and one of the longest established shipping companies in the world. The byword for Costa is Italian – it is unmistakably Italian from its initial welcoming smile to its tremendous choice of great food and non-stop hospitality. Good standard accommodation, equivalent to a  3-4 star hotel category, is a highlight of your cruise experience as are the on-board entertainment programmes. There is no doubt that Costa’s wealth of experience in the holiday cruise business is reflected in the welcoming and laid back atmosphere that can be found on all of their ships.