When the ship Costa Deliziosa recently sailed into San Francisco on her world cruise, she brought a bit of European-style to the Bay Area.
Everyone knows Costa is Italian (though the line is owned by Carnival Corporation). Here’s a peek at the European touches you’re likely to encounter when you sail on a Costa ship.
Dinner, across the pond, is often a late night affair. If you opt for second seating on your cruise, you’ll be placing your order after 9 pm. While “anytime dining” has become popular on major American lines, you won’t find it offered here.
Not to worry. If you feel like an early dinner one evening, you’ll have several options, including the glamorous (extra charge) alternative restaurant, Club Deliziosa. And, if you’re booked in a spa stateroom, you’ll enjoy exclusive, healthy dining in the Samsara Restaurant.
Like to dance? This may be the cruise line for you. They’ve made the dance floor larger on the Costa Deliziosa and left less space for the casino.
Art on board
Like Costa sister ships, this one is packed with eye-popping works of art. With nearly a thousand Murano glass chandeliers and hundreds of original pieces of art, there’s nary a dull space. We particularly like the (often bland) stateroom hallways adorned with colorful floral panels.
If you've cruised with Costa in the past, you’ll remember their once-a-cruise toga parties. We’re told they are a thing of the past. Don’t bother packing your toga costume.
Lastly, what could be more European than taking a spin at the Grand Prix? Just hop in the race car simulator and get ready to rock.