Launched: 2003 Passengers: 2,680
Registry: Italy Tonnage: 86,000
Crew: 920 Decks: 12

Costa Mediterranea

The Costa Mediterranea has a unique personality inspired by Italy's 17th and 18th century palazzi and castles, while the decks are dedicated to mythology in the Mediterranean Sea--a crossroads of cultures and civilizations. The spectacular Maschera d'Argento Atrium spans 10 decks high and features an incredible sculpture of dancers suspended mid-air. This unique Costa fleet boat is reminiscent of an aristocratic Sicilian palace, the two-level Degli Argentieri Restaurant is adorned with exquisite objects d'art and frescos. The interior spaces on board this 86,000 ton Costa fleet ship are truly an expression of an inimitable, unique style.

Recommended For

Fun-loving, sociable, budget-conscious travelers of all ages who enjoy cruising with an Italian flair. On Mediterranean sailings, over 80% of passengers are European; on Caribbean cruises, most passengers are North American.


At the heart of the ship, the Atrium - Marchera d'Argento Hall - stretches over ten decks. The main lounge, Teatro Osiris, is three decks high and seats 1,170 guests. A new design feature for this series of ships is the location of the show lounge/night club, here the Salone Giardino Isolabella, underneath the main lounge. The main restaurant, Ristorante Degli Argentieri, is two decks high and seats altogether some 1,300 guests.

The Club Medusa is a supper club located at the top of the ten-deck-high atrium and housed under a glass dome. The Perla del Lago and Posillipo Pizzeria behind the main pool area are casual Lido-areas with a variety of special dining areas.

There is a two-level health and fitness centre, the Ischia Spa, four swimming pools, one featuring a retractable dome, five whirlpools, a large casino and more than ten themed bars, lounges and public areas for activities and entertainment. In addition, there is a shopping area, a wedding chapel and large facilities for children and youngsters. There is also a library, a conference centre and a cascading water slide.


Prepare you're taste buds to be tantalized by our award winning cuisines and pastries. The Mediterranea is equipped with dining areas for the desires of casual and formal dining. Meals for special diets are also available from Diabetic to Low Cholesterol Cuisines. If you're in the mood for Ice Cream, Coffeehouse setting, and Pizza there are also Restaurants of Alternative specialties available at your convenience. If your tummy starts talking after hours, feel free to contact our 24 Hour Room Service to quiet your appetite.


* Argentieri Restaurant
* Perla del Lago Buffet
* Posillipo Pizzeria


* Casanova Bar
* Roero Bar
* Maschera d'Argento Bar
* Club Bar Madusa
* Talia Bar
* Cana Grande Bar
* Armonia Bar
* Cadmo Bar
* Solarium Bar


Come join us aboard the Mediterranea to indulge in our many entertainment possibilities. No matter your preference, it will be accommodated with music, dancers, and singers. You'll have the choice of trying a hand or two in our Casinos and Card Rooms or even dancing to the music selection of your choice in the Disco. You'll also have the choice of enjoying any of our 7 Live Entertainment Facilities.


The service charges on a Costa cruises are determined by the number of days the cruise will last and to where the cruise is sailing. These charges may be up to $12 per person 15 years of age and older per night. Guests between ages 4 and 14 are charged 50% of this amount per night, and children under the age of 4 are not charged for gratuities. An automatic 15% charge is added to all bar tabs as well.

Note: Gratuity Policies are subject to change.

Updated October 12,2015


Daytime dress on a Costa cruise is casual such as light cotton clothing or swimwear with cover-up when indoors. Sweaters, lightweight jackets, raincoats and hats are also appropriate. Tennis shoes or low-heeled walking shoes are recommended for exploring the ports of call. While most shore excursions do not have dress codes, some tours specifically prohibit shorts and sleeveless shirts and require ladies to wear knee-length skirts or slacks. Most every night is informal. Guests may dress comfortably in resort attire, jackets for men are not required. There are typically one or two formal nights depending on the length of the cruise where Guests may choose to dress formally: elegantly in a suit for men, cocktail dress for the ladies; or more casually in elegant resort wear.

Note: Dress Codes are subject to change.

Updated October 12, 2015

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