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Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda - named after a stunning stretch of land on the northeast coast of Italy's Sardinia - brings exciting modernity to the Costa Cruises fleet. The utmost care has been taken in all aspects of her design, from the classy yet simple decor to the environmental aspects of the ship. Using Liquefied Natural Gas, she emits minimal exhaust emissions.

The sleek design of Costa Smeralda is intended to be a tribute to Italy, a country whose sophistication and style has long inspired the rest of the world. Much of the design of the ship can be attributed to international designer Adam Tihany, whose vision has enabled Costa Smeralda to do justice to its terra firma counterpart.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 04/11/2019
Tonnage 182700
Maximum Capacity 6600
Crew 1682

Ship Facilities

Dine lavishly at one of the four main restaurants, or in the comfortable atmosphere at Sagra Del Sapori or Tutti a Tavola buffets. The main restaurants are La Colombina, Il Meneghino, Arlecchino, and Il Rugantino- each restaurant has a sleek and stylish design, and Il Rugantino is connected to a terrace - Terrazza Superba - allowing guests to sit and dine al fresco with a beautiful sea view.

There are two exclusive restaurants too with Panorama reserved for suite passengers and Bellavista reserved for Perla Diamante Club passengers.

There are also three speciality restaurants, which are available to all guests at a supplement charge.

  • Pizzeria Pummid’oro- offering delicious, freshly made pizza
  • Laboratorio Del Gusto- a fun design-your-own meal restaurant
  • Teppanyaki- for elegant and delectable Japanese cuisine.

Participate in Costa Cruises’ Liquid entertainment, with musicals and shows at the Colosseum and Piazza Trastevere. However, if you’d prefer an evening socialising with a drink or two, explore the Grande Bellezza with its vibrant atmosphere in the heart of the ship. Here, there is a Spritz bar and regular live performances. There are plenty of other bars to try too, plus regular street entertainment popping up in the ship’s public areas. If you are the type who enjoys a little flutter, there’s the Casino Laguna where you can try your luck at a range of gambling games.

Spa and Fitness

As well as the gym facilities, there are four pools onboard to help you stay in shape during your cruise. La Spiaggia is the central pool, Settimo Cielo is the outside pool and the remaining two pools are for children.

Not forgetting mental well-being, Costa Smeralda also boasts the beautiful Samsara Spa. Here you can indulge in an extra-special treatment, or simply relax and recuperate making use of the facilities. These comprise a beauty salon, massage room, sauna and thalassotherapy pool.


There are plenty of activities onboard for cruisers both young and old. The interactive La Sala Giochi is a lively game room for teenagers, or there’s Luna Park for the younger ones, where there are some brilliant activities designed to help them make friends and express creativity. The onboard Aqua Park also provides plenty of fun and laughter for the kids onboard.

For the adults, retail lovers will enjoy exploring the inviting Trastevere, which is home to a range of shops and street-style entertainment, alongside bars for an evening of cocktails and meeting new friends. There’s also the CoDe Museum, which exhibits aspects of Italian design that can be seen across the ship.

Customer reviews for Costa Smeralda

Costa Venezia is not on your list however: We embarked in Singapore for Tokyo Cruise a little concerned following negative reviews from first two Cruises from Triest - Dubai & Dubai - Singapore. All I can say was either Costa had put everything right or the people who wrote previous reviews on Cruise Critic were on another ship . The ship was amazing, food excellent and I can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Entertainment was average varying between excellent and so so for a cruise line except for the amazing Tenor who was incredible far better than usual cruise ship standard . Would I cruise with Costa again most definitely YES! Great value for money. It’s not Celebrity but then again it was a fraction of celebrity prices. I would put Costa on a par with P&O.

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